Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 4/27/09

Hello…and I’m back with another update from the Minors for our Young Cubs. I have included the three to four game scores and the pitchers of record as well as the key offensive contributors. As always you can check out my site at for daily updates. There were two noteworthy roster moves over the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/23/09

I’m back and so is the Shark, Jeff Samardzija will be called up on Thursday to pitch out of the Cubs’ pen. He had made two starts for Iowa and did very well for himself; in his last start he threw six innings of one-hit baseball in front of Jim Hendry who was in Iowa […]

Samardzija Back to the Show ASAP?

According to a report from Bruce Levine, “look for Jeff Samardzija to be called up as soon as the Cubs can trade one of their relievers.” Jim Hendry made the trip to Iowa last weekend to watch the Cubs Triple-A affiliate and several of the pitchers on the Cubs’ 40-man roster have performed quite well…among […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/09

Hey everybody my name is Nate S. and I started Young Cubs World this past October and the site is devoted entirely to Chicago Cubs Prospects. Neil has graciously allowed me to write on his site and update the Minor League System of the Cubs on the CCO. I will update the Cubs Minor League […]

Checking in on the Arms on the Farm

Lou Piniella is not happy with the performance of his bullpen after the first nine games. The mainstream media is pointing to Piniella’s decision to have Larry Rothschild change relievers as additional proof of his disgust with his pen…and many do not believe the ‘trying to change the karma‘ line he threw out in Milwaukee. […]

Fox to Start Year in Iowa

According to multiple reports on Tuesday, Chad Fox will begin the season in Iowa. The Cubs have not officially announced the move, which would reduce the Cubs’ spring roster to 27 players. According to the reports, Fox will use the time at the beginning of the season in Triple-A “to continue to strengthen his arm […]

Two Spots, Five Pitchers and 48 Hours

After the two roster moves on Monday, the Cubs 25-man Opening Day roster is all but complete. Koyie Hill will backup Geovany Soto and Micah Hoffpauir will fill Daryle Ward’s role from the past two seasons. With that said, the 13 position players, barring a trade, are set. The Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 36 […]

Cubs Release Bako and Stanton…Hill Named Backup to Soto

Cubs Release Paul Bako and Mike Stanton According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs released Paul Bako on Monday morning, along with veteran reliever Mike Stanton. With releasing Bako, Koyie Hill will serve as Geovany Soto’s backup.

Angel Guzman Back in the Picture?

Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry still have quite a few decisions to make over the next 10 days. Piniella will reportedly announce who will begin the season as the Cubs’ closer by the weekend, but there are two spots in the pen, and a back-up catcher, that have yet to be determined. Koyie Hill caught […]

Milton Bradley: The Hitting Machine – Cubs 9 Rockies 8

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 9 Rockies 8 WP – Kevin Gregg (1-0) LP – Greg Smith (0-2) Save – Chad Fox (1) Lou Piniella’s crew won their sixth spring game in a row behind a huge day from the offense. Milton Bradley led the hit parade and both Geovany Soto and Alfonso Soriano drove in […]