Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/10

We’ve hit the final stretch of the regular season of minor league baseball. Going into this weekend, the Iowa Cubs are still fighting for a playoff berth. The Daytona Cubs are trying to fight off elimination. The Tennessee Smokies are riding-high trying to stay smoking hot as they head into the postseason. The Peoria Chiefs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/10

A top-pitching prospect in the Cubs organization who has the same name as the St. Louis Cardinals ace is promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. The Daytona Cubs have pulled within two games of the division leaders in the FSL North. The Iowa Cubs see their lead get thinner and thinner in the PCL American North. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/10

The three newest Cubs pitching prospects make their organizational debuts. One Cubs right-hander who started the year with Peoria will join the Smokies for their playoff run. The Iowa Cubs bullpen looks sharp as relievers vie for spots in the big league ‘pen in September. Esmailin Caridad is finally pitching again after months away from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/10

Four Cubs pitchers are signed just before Monday’s deadline to ink 2010 draftees. Twenty-two Cubs selections remain unsigned and return to school for one more year before going back into the draft next June. A couple of Jeffs, Samardzija and Antigua, had great outings this week. Three new pitchers are acquired by the organization in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/10

A depleted Iowa pitching staff tries to hold its own in a series with Portland. The Smokies notch their 70th win of the season, a total that has continued to climb since. Two Daytona starters have very different outings, Rob Whitenack on the positive side and Dae-Eun Rhee on the other. Su-Min Jung loses his […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/10

The Cubs squads in Iowa, Tennessee, and Daytona are all playing well. Third overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft Josh Vitters is out with a broken hand. The injury to Vitters led to a number of roster moves throughout the organization. One Cubs minor league manager will be at the helm in the Arizona […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/26/10

One Cub affiliate just finished up an 8-0 road trip. J.R. Mathes breaks an Iowa record for career wins with the club. The first half champion Smokies have moved into first place for the second half as well. The Iowa Cubs pulled out a win despite two costly errors from their shortstop. Brenly stays hot, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/10

Several Cubs prospects are a part of Minors “Moniker Madness”. Tony Campana and Robinson Chirinos have been swinging hot bats. In Iowa, Samardzija and Chen made good starts but Mathes did not. Luis Flores and Junior Lake have both showed some power this past week in the Class-A ranks. Hayden Simpson is still ill, while […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/10

Not only is it All-Star week for Major League Baseball, but many minor league festivities and games took place this week that allowed top prospects from each club to take the field together. With the Futures Game history, Hak-Ju Lee and Brett Jackson have rejoined their respective clubs. A handful of Smokies helped the North […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/12/10

Two of the top Chicago Cubs prospects strutted their stuff on the big stage in the Major League Baseball Futures Game. The Southern League All-Star Game will take place tonight. The Smokies finished up on a high note before the break. In Iowa, Austin Bibens-Dirkx has stepped his game up with his promotion to Triple-A. […]