Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/14

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s article, Arismendy Alcantara comes close to hitting for the cycle, Carlos Penalver keeps on hitting, and Dustin Geiger leads all Cubs minor leaguers with four home runs. There were excellent pitching performances from Paul Blackburn, Jen-Ho Tseng, Jake Arrieta, and Kyle Hendricks. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/14/14

Week two saw some fancy pitching in Iowa as Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada helped the I-Cubs to a winning record. Tennessee even their record thanks to clutch hitting by Stephen Bruno and Wes Darvill. But times remain tough in Daytona as Saturday’s 7-1 romp was their only bright spot. Kane County took advantage of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/07/14

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. Jacob Hannemann, Pin-Chieh Chen and Gioskar Amaya have started the season hot at the plate, while Tyler Skulina, Daury Torrez and Tayler Scott have sparkled on the mound. Albert Almora ended his 0-for start to the season in a big way on Saturday night. Almora went 5-for-6 […]

Cubs Reassign Javier Baez to Minor League Camp, Seven Players Cut from Spring Roster

The Cubs announced the sixth round of spring roster cuts on Saturday morning. Javier Baez, as expected, was reassigned to minor league camp. Baez will begin the season as Iowa’s shortstop. If Baez continues to check boxes off his player development card, Baez will make his big league debut at some point during the upcoming […]

Baez Goes Yard, Cubs Can’t Finish Off Rockies and Drop Another Spring Game – Rockies 9, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 6, Rockies 9 WP – Ryan Arrowood (1-0) LP – Paolo Espino (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs were down 5-2 going into the eighth inning. Javier Baez hit a mammoth shot to straight away center off of Rob Scahill that started the comeback. The Cubs scored […]

Samardzija Struggles Royally, Jackson Surprises Kansas City Late – Cubs 6, Royals 5

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 6, Royals 5 WP – Marcos Mateo (1-0) LP – Tim Collins (0-2, BS 2) Save – Jeffrey Lorick (1) The Cubs were shutout for the first seven innings of Saturday’s game in Surprise and managed only one hit. But that was before Brett Jackson drove in five runs […]

Jed Hoyer Takes to the Airwaves and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Jed Hoyer discussed a variety of topics and players such as Jeff Samardzija, Javier Baez, Josh Vitters and Mike Olt as well as Tom Ricketts and ‘the reset button’ during interviews on MLB Network Radio and 87.7 The Game. Hoyer also reiterated during both interviews that the Cubs believe in Starlin Castro and he is […]

Cubs Rally in the Ninth and Top the Angels in Tempe – Cubs 3, Angels 2

Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs (ss) 3, Angels (ss) 2 WP – Brian Schlitter (1-0) LP – Josh Wall (0-1, BS 1) Save – Jonathan Sanchez (1) With Brandon Hyde calling the shots, the exhibition between the Cubs and Angels in Tempe on Friday afternoon was a low scoring game until the ninth inning. […]

Under Armour Performance Center, Cubs Top the Cubs and News from Day 14 of Cubs Camp

The Cubs and Under Armour announced a new multi-year agreement Wednesday that renamed the team’s training facility at Riverview Park the Under Armour Performance Center at Cubs Park. The Cubs are still exploring corporate sponsorship for Cubs Park. Colin Faulkner said Wednesday, “It’s rare to have naming rights for a ballpark in the Cactus League. […]

Cubs Invite 24 Players to Spring Training Including Baez, Bryant and Almora

The Cubs released the list of players that will be in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Among the 24 players that will join the 40 players on the Cubs’ Major League roster includes Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Kyle Hendricks and Eric Jokisch. The Cubs also invited relievers RHP Brian Schlitter, […]