Checking Down on the Farm … Cubs Minor League News, Notes and Transactions

While the front office stays on The Girardi Watch and is busy compiling a list of managerial candidates that is thought to have Sandy Alomar Jr. and Manny Acta just under Girardi’s name, the Cubs minor league system has continued to make news. The Instructional League is in full swing and the Arizona Fall League […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/03/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season series of articles to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis continues today. Earlier this week, the focus was on second base and last week we took a look at third base and shortstop. Next up is a position that continues to […]

Three Cubs Prospects Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Three of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system were named to Baseball America’s 2013 Minor League All-Star team on Thursday. Javier Baez and C.J. Edwards received first team honors while Kyle Hendricks was named to the second team. Baseball America named Javier Baez as the first team’s designated hitter. The Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts received […]

The Daytona Cubs Win the Florida State League Championship

C.J. Edwards set the tone on Monday night with five innings of one-hit shutout ball, Ryan Searle pitched four perfect innings in relief of Edwards, Dan Vogelbach drove in the first run and the D-Cubs beat the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Monday night in route to the D-Cubs second FSL Championship in three years. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/09/13

The post-season continued for three of the Cubs’ affiliates and Monday will be a big day down on the farm. The Smokies forced a deciding game five by winning back-to-back games over the Barons on Saturday and Sunday. In the Northwest League, the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians square off for a ring on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/05/13

The Daytona Cubs are the FSL North Champions and are Florida State League Championship Series bound after Wednesday’s 4-0 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays. The D-Cubs swept the best of three series behind excellent pitching. After Corey Black dominated in game one, C.J. Edwards struck out eight batters over five no-hit innings on Wednesday. […]

Bryant and Johnson Receive Minor League Honors and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs named 3B Kris Bryant and RHP Pierce Johnson the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the month for August on Tuesday. The D-Cubs’ teammates finished up their regular seasons with excellent months as Daytona prepared for the post-season. Kris Bryant hit .381/.438/.762 with nine doubles, one triple and seven home runs in 24 games […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/13

Happy Labor Day to everyone from the CCO! As the minor league season entered its final weekend, both the Iowa Cubs and the AZL Cubs were eliminated in their desperate attempts to make the playoffs.  Meanwhile in Tennessee and Daytona, both teams are preparing for post-season as the bats of Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger […]

Daytona Wins Second Half FSL North Division Crown

The Daytona Cubs completed a doubleheader sweep over the Dunedin Blue Jays on Wednesday and clinched the Florida State League North second half title. The D-Cubs have a shot at winning their second FSL Championship in three years and sixth in team history. The Daytona Cubs have won eight games in a row and currently […]

Teams Still Talking Navarro with the Cubs

According to Bruce Levine, teams are still talking to the Cubs about Dioner Navarro as the end of the month approaches. The Cubs have had numerous discussions with the Cardinals about Navarro according to Levine. St. Louis has major concerns about Yadier Molina’s health and the Cardinals would like to have a veteran, such as […]