Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/05/14

Well, so much for that! A perfectly good notes piece that I had prepared yesterday will have to wait as we now digest the big trade with Oakland. I guess that’s baseball! Let’s start looking at the trade’s impact on the minor leagues with a top-down approach. The trading of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Double-A, Triple-A – 06/30/14

First place Tennessee won three out of four thanks to the outstanding pitching of Corey Black and Dae-Eun Rhee. Not to be outdone, second place Iowa took three out of five with the streaking Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, and Josh Vitters. Meanwhile, a Boise blowout on Friday night gave hope to better days ahead for […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/28/14

The Cubs scored a rarity Friday night as all five of their top minor league teams, and six of the total of eight, won. Three of the wins were in blowout fashion as Iowa pummeled Colorado Springs 16-3, Boise smashed Hillsboro 11-1, and the DSL Cubs topped the Phillies 10-2. The system also won the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Give Jason McLeod Permission to Interview for GM Job in San Diego

According to Bruce Levine, Jason McLeod is interviewing for the General Manager’s job with San Diego Padres during the coming week after receiving permission from Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to interview for the job. Theo Epstein addressed the news Friday that the Padres wanted to speak with McLeod about the team’s opening. Epstein believes McLeod is […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/14

Winning seems to be the key word across the minor leagues to start the week as Iowa received excellent pitching performances from Dallas Beeler and Tsuyoshi Wada, while Kris Bryant provided the muscle. Tennessee evened their season record thanks to the hot hitting of Stephen Bruno, Rubi Silva, and Christian Villanueva. Daytona moved into first […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/14

It was all about the First Round Draft Picks as the week ended and the second half began for most of the minor league teams. The Kyle Schwarber-less Boise Hawks have struggled mightily since his promotion, while his new team, the Kane County Cougars, won three out of four as Schwarber hit his first Low-A […]

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The Daily CCO: All Eyes on the Cubs Minor League System

Kris Bryant made his Triple-A debut Thursday night and after rain delayed the start for over an hour, Iowa played a solid game and beat El Paso 6-2. Tsuyoshi Wada had another good outing and was an umpire’s missed call away from completing a full seven innings. All eyes were on Kris Bryant as he […]

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Cubs Minor League Roster Moves: Villanueva Transferred to Double-A, Candelario Sent to Kane County

The Cubs minor league roster shuffle continued Thursday. The Cubs sent 3B Christian Villanueva to Double-A Tennessee to make room on Iowa’s roster for Kris Bryant. And Jeimer Candelario was transferred to Kane County from Daytona for the recently promoted Jordan Hankins. The demotions were expected with both players struggling the level above where they […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/14

Home runs, promotions and All-Star Games highlighted the first part of the week in the Cubs’ system. Kyle Schwarber hit two homers and was bumped up a level following the game. While Kane County and Tennessee received mid-season breaks, two Smokies that participated in the Southern League All-Star Game received promotions. The D-Cubs broke out […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/16/14

The “big fly” played a prominent role to end the week in the minors. First Round pick Kyle Schwarber had two round-trippers for Boise and Justin Marra also went deep as the Hawks began their season. Kane County received homers from Yasiel Balaguert, Jordan Hankins, and Jacob Rogers as the Cougars finished the first half […]

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