Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/02/14

The Cubs’ minor league system saw two of its teams trending the wrong way as Tennessee has lost seven straight despite a homer binge by Kris Bryant, while Daytona has lost five games in a row. Kane County split their four games to end the week as the Cougars received a combined shutout by Justin […]

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Javier Baez Named PCL Player of the Week

Javier Baez turned his hot streak into a Player of the Week award. The Pacific Coast League named Javier Baez its Player of the Week (May 19-25) on Monday afternoon.  Baez was 12-for-30 during the week with six doubles, three home runs and eight RBI. Baez continued his hitting streak throughout the week and hit […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/26/14

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez made most of the headlines in the minors at the end of the week as the top two prospects in the system extended their hitting streaks into double digits. Baez continued his streak on Sunday and extended it to ten games with a two-hit performance that included a grand slam. […]

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The Daily CCO: Lake Moves into a Starting Role, Barney’s Future Up in the Air

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Junior Lake is the team’s starting left fielder, at least until further notice. Injuries to Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney have opened up more playing time for Lake and he’s responded, not only with better numbers but with a noticeably better approach at the plate. Rick Renteria said […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/14

Bombs Away! … As the longball proved to be the theme to start the week in the minor leagues. Kane County was the only team not to hit a home run, but won two out of three thanks to the clutch hitting of Ben Carhart. Daytona has taken six out of their last eight games […]

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Kyle Hendricks Named PCL Pitcher of the Week and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kyle Hendricks was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the week of May 12-18. Hendricks made only one start, but it was a good one. Hendricks tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts with no walks and three hits allowed over eight shutout innings. Iowa topped Round Rock 2-0. Hendricks gave […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/14

Harry Caray used to say “The big opossum walks late”, and that certainly was the case for both Iowa and Daytona as Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each came up with big hits. The offensive juggernaut that is the Tennessee Smokies kept rolling thanks to Kris Bryant and Stephen Bruno. Meanwhile, Kane County suffered an […]

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Bryant and Rusin Take Home Weekly Awards and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant was named Southern League Hitter of the Week on Monday. Bryant hit .464 with one double, four home runs and 14 RBI. Bryant also collected the first multi-home run game of his career on May 7 against the Birmingham Barons and set a career high with six RBI in the same game. For […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Wondering If It Will Ever Get Better

Hello again, everybody. The weekend got off to a good start. The Cubs were close to finishing it out with a four-game winning streak, but the Cardinals salvaged the Sunday Night game, and then it got stupid. The bad kind of stupid … in case anyone thought there was a good kind. And while stupid […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/14

The future looked a little brighter in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week as Kris Bryant had a two-homer game. Unsung heroes John Andreoli and Bijan Rademacher continued to impress, while Josh Vitters homered in four straight games. Arodys Vizcaino made is Double-A debut in a blowout win for the Smokies on […]

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