Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/22/10

The Mesa Solar end their season on a lengthy winless streak. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty have slow final weeks, while Jake Muyco ends the fall with a bloated earned run average. In the mean time, several Cubs farmhands in the Caribbean continue to shine. One Cubs prospect is named a Double-A All-Star, several guys […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/25/10

Brett Jackson makes his 2010 Arizona Fall League debut. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty both continue their campaigns with streaky weeks. Vitters plays twice more at first base, where he could find himself in the spring. The Dominican Winter League’s season gets started and the rosters are stacked with Cubs. One candidate for Mike Quade’s […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/18/10

The Arizona Fall League and Venezuelan Winter League kick-off, while the Arizona Instructional League and the Pan American Qualifiers wind down. Several Cubs farmhands have bad first outings in Winter Ball. Chris Archer strikes out ten in six strong innings for team USA. Josh Vitters sees action at first and third and goes deep for […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/11/10

Brett Jackson and Chris Archer help Team USA Qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games. The Arizona Fall League season is set to get underway. Starlin Castro is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican. All that and more in the first Down on the Farm Report of the off-season!

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/10

The Iowa Cubs reduce their magic number to one but come up short in their first chance to clinch. Two Cubs minor league managers are named the Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. One Cubs minor league skipper is ejected from a game in the first inning. Three Tennessee Smokies are named postseason […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/10

The Cubs squads in Iowa, Tennessee, and Daytona are all playing well. Third overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft Josh Vitters is out with a broken hand. The injury to Vitters led to a number of roster moves throughout the organization. One Cubs minor league manager will be at the helm in the Arizona […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/10

For today’s Down on the Farm Report we pick up where we left off on Monday, taking a look at the Cubs’ minor league coaching staffs. Monday’s post covered the Daytona Cubs, Tennessee Smokies and Iowa Cubs, so today we start with the Cubs Low-A clubs. These guys will be working with the really young […]

Cubs Name Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Chicago Cubs announced their minor league managers and coaches last Thursday. Ryne Sandberg, who was promoted to Triple-A earlier in the month, will have Mike Mason and Von Joshua on his staff in Iowa. Von Joshua replaced Gerald Perry, who is now in the Red Sox organization, as the Cubs hitting coach last year. […]

Sandberg to Manage the Smokies….and other Coaching Changes

The Cubs announced coaching changes throughout their farm system on Wednesday afternoon. The most notable move was the promotion of Ryne Sandberg from the Peoria Chiefs (Class A) to the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A). Sandberg spent his first two seasons as a manager in the Cubs’ system with the Chiefs. Jody Davis’ role within the organization […]