Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/06/10

The Cubs’ Pacific Coast League club was shut out for the first time this season. One Cubs’ right-hander has joined the I-Cubs for rehab. The Peoria Chiefs have snuck up on the rest of their division. Starlin Castro “will” be in the big leagues at some point this season. Another young shortstop, Darwin Barney, is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/03/10

The Cubs’ AAA affiliate has dropped nine straight games to a single opponent for the third time in franchise history. This streak dates back to 2009. In the mean time, the Cubs’ AA squad has also hit a rough patch. Even the organization’s top prospect has gone into a bit of a slump. Plus, one […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/10

The Chiefs have caught fire, and the Smokies have stayed hot! However, the Iowa and Daytona clubs are still looking to rap off some victories. One Cubs prospect was named a Player of the Week, while another has started his year with a bang after beginning the season on the DL. Lastly, Ted Lilly has […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/19/10

After a slow start, the Iowa Cubs are back on track. The Smokies have continued their hot start while the Daytona Cubs and Peoria Chiefs are both hovering around the .500 mark. One minor leaguer has been placed on the DL, one big leaguer will rehab in Mesa, and two former Chicago Cubs pitchers were […]

Twelve Down … Twenty-One to Go for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are 8-4 after twelve Spring Training contests and have twenty-one exhibition games remaining on the schedule. So where do the Cubs stand after the first two weeks of Cactus League games? The Cubs reduced their 60-man Spring Training roster to 51 players on Sunday. Mitch Atkins (Triple-A Iowa) and David Patton (Double-A Tennessee) […]

The Kids Star-lin Another Win – Cubs 8 Padres 7

Game Seven – Cubs 8 Padres 7 WP – Carlos Silva (1-1) LP – Jon Garland (0-1) Save – None The Cubs ended their two-game losing streak behind more stellar play from the young Cubs … namely Starlin Castro, Robinson Chirinos, Tyler Colvin, Bryan LaHair and Sam Fuld. The Cubs jumped out to an early […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 03/10/10

Spring Training Game Six: Cubs (3-2) vs. Giants (6-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (Giants feed) Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Carlos Zambrano (0-0, 0.00/0.00) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (0-0, 0.00/3.00) The Cubs will square off against the Giants for the first of two times on the spring this […]

How the 2010 Chicago Cubs Roster was Constructed

The Cubs began Spring Training with 39 players on their 40-man roster … and the roster figures to have a couple of additions and subtractions before Opening Day in Atlanta. 14 players came to the Cubs via the trade route, six signed as free agents, ten were drafted by the Cubs, five signed as non-drafted […]

Chicago Cubs … Storylines of the Spring and Roster

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2010 exhibition season is less than 24 hours away. While most of the roster spots may be filled, Lou Piniella has stated in recent days his team has six open spots on the active roster … that will be decided during Spring Training. Beyond the Opening Day roster (that […]

Nothing But Baseball for the Chicago Cubs

Happy 70th Birthday to Ron Santo! The first week of Camp Lou IV concluded on Wednesday … and what a week it was for the Chicago Cubs. After the excitement of pitchers and catchers reporting, Ted Lilly and Alfonso Soriano’s knees, the weather, the Ricketts family, Starlin Castro and the first full squad workout, the […]