Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and Trevor Clifton gave up only one earned run in 15 innings. In Myrtle […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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Jon Lester Sharp, Cubs Notch First Spring Double U – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 4, Dodgers 3 WP – Drake Britton (1-0) LP – Chris Anderson (1-1) Save – Zac Rosscup (1) The Cubs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth inning but the Dodgers put a three-spot on the board in the fourth inning against Brian Schlitter. The exhibition game remained tied […]


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Cubs Strikeout in Bid for First Spring Win – Rangers 6, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Five – Cubs 4, Rangers (ss) 6 WP – Ross Ohlendorf (1-0) LP – Jake Arrieta (0-1) Save – Edwar Cabrera (1) Jake Arrieta struggled with his command in his first spring start. Eric Jokisch was hit rather hard. The Cubs offense struck out 12 times in the first six innings. And […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Joe Maddon met with the media at the start of Spring Training and admitted that he had “no idea” who will be the starting third baseman on Opening Night. The Cubs have a ton of options, but ultimately whoever wins the job will only be keeping it warm for super prospect Kris Bryant. Let’s take […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Like first base, there is no real doubt who will be the team’s starting at shortstop when the season begins. However, with the Cubs amassing a lot of depth at the position, the real question is who will be there for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at the shortstop that’s sure to get […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Second Base

Second base was a position of upheaval last season that saw seven players manning the keystone and figures to be more of the same going into Spring Training. With lots of options at the position, there figures to be quite the competition to see who nabs the starting gig. Let’s take a look at the […]


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