Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/20/12

Second Half Minor League Report – Part 2 Part two of the CCO’s look at the Cubs’ minor league system for the second half of the 2012 season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs and Boise Hawks. The Peoria Chiefs plodded along in the second half, as promotions and injuries to their pitching staff took its […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/17/12

Second Half Minor League Report In looking at the Cubs’ minor league system for the second half of the 2012 season, one can break things down into three phases. First there are the AZL Cubs and the Boise Hawks, which received the greatest influence of the Cubs’ new front office team. With their rosters heavily […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/10/12

The CCO’s post-season minor league awards continue with the Minor League Player of the Year. Tim Saunders and Daury Torrez were named Short-Season Player and Pitcher of the Year last week. Several players took positive steps forward in the Cubs’ system this season as a new philosophy was implemented throughout the organization. But one position […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Coaching Staffs and Coordinators for 2012

The Cubs announced their 2012 Minor League managers, coaching staffs and coordinators on Wednesday. Dave Bialas moved from minor league field coordinator to manager of the Iowa Cubs. The I-Cubs will also have a new hitting coach. Dave Keller, who was on Mike Quade’s staff last season will replace Von Joshua as Iowa’s hitting coach. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/11

Special Assignment – Peoria Chiefs v. Kane County Cougars Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to cover a game between the Chiefs and Kane County. Not only was I able to have a birds-eye view from the press box, I was able to interview some of the members of the team. I’d like […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/15/11

Tennessee and Daytona each guaranteed a winning season, as both teams collected their 70th win as part of a system sweep on Friday. The minor league organization was a collective 11-7 to end the week. Great pitching performances from Eric Jokisch, Frank Del Valle, Matt Loosen, Casey Harman, Dae-Eun Rhee, Ryan Searle, and Casey Coleman […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/11/11

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, it seems that every level came out swinging, as each team scored over twenty runs in their first four games. There were also some lights-out pitching performances and an addition to the Iowa Cubs pitching staff. The Cubs also released several players in the organization. […]

Cubs Farm Teams Release Opening Day Rosters

Opening Day down on the farm is Thursday for the top four teams in the Cubs system. The Daytona Cubs were the first of the Cubs farm teams to release their Opening Day roster and the other three teams followed suit Monday. The I-Cubs Opening Day roster features nine players currently on the Cubs 40-man […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/04/11

As the Big League club begins a new season, the future Cubs are hard at work in Spring Training. The minor league season begins Thursday, April 7 for the top four teams in the Cubs system. The I-Cubs open against the Round Rock Express while the Tennessee Smokies will face the Chattanooga Lookouts in their […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Coordinators

The Cubs announced their 2011 Minor League coaching staffs and coordinators on Thursday. While five former Cubs remain in the system, Jody Davis is no longer with the organization as both sides decided to go in different directions. Bill Dancy received a promotion to Triple-A after earning Southern League Coach of the Year honors last […]