Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/15

The end of the week saw another affiliate move into first place, as Eugene used a dominant performance by Oscar De La Cruz to move into the top spot. Iowa continued to roll with the lightning and thunder of John Andreoli and Javier Baez, while Tennessee was able to grind away thanks to the bat […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Says Despite Recent Success Cubs are Still Learning

The Cubs dropped one to the Giants for the first time in six games Wednesday night. And the Cubs first loss in a week snapped the team’s six-game winning streak. The Cubs lost ground in the NL Wild Card race and in the division. The Pirates had an easy time in South Florida and rolled […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/24/15

Twenty-five games over .500! That’s the record of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they went home run happy over the weekend, with Ben Carhart leading the way. Iowa also caught the home run bug as five members left the yard this weekend, with a game-winner by Adron Chambers. Tennessee had to dodge the raindrops as […]


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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are a Special Place for Jason McLeod and Other News

The Cubs got back on track Thursday night behind Jake Arrieta and started ‘American Legion’ week off with a win over the Braves. Joe Maddon wants his team to just show up to Wrigley ready to play. And the results were there for offense and defense in the opener with the Braves. The Cubs picked […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/04/15

Phew! The Cubs made it through the trade deadline without giving up any major parts of the minor league system. Despite prodding for some of the mainstream media and the Major League focused fans, the front office stuck to their guns in trying to build for sustainable success. Team President Theo Epstein and General Manager […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/25/15

Thanks once again to Neil for covering Down on the Farm this past week. The time off has provided an opportunity to put together some notes from the affiliates. The promotion of Kyle Schwarber, seemingly for good, has thrown open the race for Minor League Player of the Year. Two weeks ago, Tennessee OF Billy […]


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The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Could Return to Iowa in a Little Over a Week and Other Cubs News

A day after Javier Baez posted on Instagram that he is close to 100 percent and is ready to start playing again, a report from the Des Moines Register put a timetable on Baez’s return to Iowa. Jaron Madison told Tommy Birch that Baez would start playing rehab games on Thursday and he “could be […]


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The Daily CCO: Hitting the Reset Button after the Cubs Day Off

After a much-needed day off, the Cubs get back to work Tuesday night in New York. And the Cubs will look to put the weekend behind them against a Mets team that is very, very good at Citi Field. In between answering countless questions about possible trades with the Mets, Joe Maddon has to figure […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/29/15

Streaks were the big story to start the week as South Bend came off of All-Star break and extended their winning streak to five games thanks to Gleyber Torres. Winning four games in a row brought Eugene’s record even as Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ came up big. Both Tennessee and Iowa had modest two […]


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