The Daily CCO: Vote Cubs and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs came out on the wrong end of two of the three games with the Nationals and have Thursday off before welcoming the Royals to Wrigley for three games over the weekend. The Cubs will get another shot at the Nationals next week (June 4-7) for four games in D.C. The Jon Lester–Max Scherzer […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the final week of May as two teams had Tuesday off while another was postponed. South Bend just can’t seem to find the winning combination despite the hot hitting of Gleyber Torres and Cael Brockmeyer. Myrtle Beach keeps chugging along as Jen-Ho Tseng demonstrated the form that had […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs are Night and Day Right Now and Other News and Notes

The Cubs entered play Monday ninth in ESPN’s latest power rankings. And the Cubs came out on the wrong end of another close game. The Cubs have played in 22 games decided by one-run, by far the most in baseball, and Joe Maddon’s team owns a 12-10 record in games decided by a single run. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy Null and Paul Blackburn. Meanwhile, Iowa used the big fly to take three in a row […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/15

It was not a good end to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as the five teams in play could manage only two wins in nine games. Myrtle Beach had a memorable comeback thanks to the hitting of Chesny Young and the pitching of Jonathan Martinez. The only other win came in Venezuela, as the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/15

It was a down start to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as South Bend lost two despite starting two of their better pitchers, Jeremy Null and Erick Leal. Myrtle Beach also ended a five-game winning streak as Jen-Ho Tseng has had a tough time in the Carolina League. Tennessee split a pair as Ivan […]

The Daily CCO: Three Cubs Make Weekly Prospect Team and Other News and Notes

MLB Pipeline released its prospect team on Monday. And the three Cubs received the weekly honor. 3B Kris Bryant, 1B Dan Vogelbach and C Kyle Schwarber grabbed three of the 10 spots. Which as Jim Callis said should not come as a surprise because the Cubs “have the best collection of young hitters that baseball […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/15

The Cubs got good performances this weekend from their front-runners as Double-A Tennessee is now a 20-game winner and Kyle Schwarber leads the Southern League in home runs. Myrtle Beach sports the best record in the Carolina League with Duane Underwood, Paul Blackburn, and Pin-Chieh Chen all contributing to a sweep. South Bend and Iowa […]

Kyle Schwarber Smacks Seventh Homer in Smokies Win

Double-A Tennessee scored seven runs in their final two at bats Friday night and topped the Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays) 9-4. Felix Pena picked up his third win of the season after allowing four runs over seven innings with eight strikeouts. P.J. Francescon notched his fifth save with two scoreless innings. Kyle Schwarber had […]

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

The Cubs made their first round of roster moves as numerous players received new addresses. Billy McKinney doubled his pleasure of being promoted to Double-A Tennessee, while Andrew Ely walked in his season debut for South Bend. Meanwhile, Chesny Young had his first action for Myrtle Beach delayed. Iowa did not have any promotions, but […]