Welcome to the Minor League Shuffle! Injuries throughout the organization launched a flurry of activity, but games continue to go on. As bad weather and the early season grind take their toll, the organization suffered its first “O-Fer” on Saturday. However, Nelson Perez seems to be enjoying his new surroundings, as is Jeffrey Beliveau. D.J. [...]
It’s been an exciting week in “The Bushes”. There were excellent pitching performances by Cameron Greathouse, Brett Wallach, Ramon Ortiz, Doug Davis, Nick Struck, Robert Coello and Su-Min Jung. Nelson Perez, Junior Lake and Jae-Hoon Ha are getting their taters in Daytona. Daytona became the first club in the organization to reach 20 wins, and [...]
A Daytona pitcher almost tosses a no-no, the Tennessee hitters keep on saying yes-yes, while Iowa fans say Oh, No! And the Cubs top prospect ran his hitting streak to ten games. All in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Cubs announced the second round of roster cuts Tuesday morning. The team trimmed their Spring Training roster by 18 players, reducing the number officially in big league camp down to 40 players. Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters and Trey McNutt were among the second round of roster cuts.
Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 3 Mariners 5 WP – Cesar Jimenez (1-0) LP – Austin Bibens-Dirkx (0-1) Save – Justin Miller (1) Monday afternoon in Peoria was all about Matt Garza. Mike Quade ran out a starting lineup, with the exception of Kosuke Fukudome, that figures to begin the year in Des Moines. [...]
Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs (ss) 4 Dodgers (ss) 3 – 10 innings WP – Jeff Stevens (1-0) LP – Michael Antonini (0-1) Save – None Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 7 Diamondbacks 5 WP – Braden Looper (1-0) LP – Daniel Hudson (1-1) Save – None After dropping both split squad [...]
Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs 4 Royals 13 WP – Bruce Chen (1-0) LP – Matt Garza (0-2) Save – None Wednesday was a rough day for the Cubs pitching staff and offense. The Cubs’ offense hit the ball and had plenty of opportunities but they managed only four runs on 11 hits. The [...]
Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs 14 Angels 13 WP – Jeff Samardzija (1-0, BS 1) LP – Ryan Brasier (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The players on Q’s crew battling for a roster spot showed a lot of character Monday afternoon. After horrible outings by Carlos Silva and James Russell, plus two more [...]