Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/13

Nothing could overshadow the big news out of the minors to end this week as Javier Baez was promoted to Double-A Tennessee. Pierce Johnson had his best start with the D-Cubs that helped keep Daytona on track. There were a lot of moves throughout the system while Boise and Iowa kept struggling but Kane County […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/13

Happy 4th of July from the CCO! First place has a nice ring to it as five of the Cubs’ eight affiliates are currently at the top of their division. The I-Cubs rode the strong pitching of Barret Loux and the hot hitting of Brad Nelson earlier in the week. Boise’s Yasiel Balaguert was named […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/13

As expected, the organization began shuffling players around the system this past week. Several players received promotions and recent draft picks made their pro debuts while one of the top prospects in the organization ended up on the disabled list. Meanwhile, Daytona kept their cool despite some head-hunting with both Javier Baez and Wes Darvill […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/08/13

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, pitching seemed to be the word in Tennessee as their staff struck out 38 batters in the first three games. Daytona also received excellent pitching performances from Starling Peralta, Yao-Lin Wang, and Frank Del Valle. However, things are a struggle in the early going for Kane County and […]

Baez, Soler and Vitters Among Fourth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fourth round of spring roster cuts on Sunday. The Cubs sent seven players to minor league camp, and reduced their spring roster to 46 players. The Cubs optioned Jorge Soler to High-A Daytona, where he is expected to begin the season. Josh Vitters and Junior Lake were optioned to Triple-A Iowa […]

Cubs Re-assign Barret Loux to Minor League Camp

The Cubs re-assigned Barret Loux to minor league camp on Thursday. The Cubs were expected to announce a full third round of spring roster moves on Thursday, but opted to just remove one player from their spring roster. The Cubs have 52 players officially on the Spring Training roster after Thursday’s roster move. More cuts […]

Ian Stewart Set to Make Spring Debut and Other Cubs News Bits

A day after multiple reports suggested that Ian Stewart would not be able to make his Cactus League debut for another week, the team announced that Stewart would make his spring debut on Thursday against the Dodgers in Glendale. Stewart is not expected to start. Dale Sveum acknowledged this would give Stewart plenty of time […]

Watkins, McNutt and Cabrera Among Second Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the second round of spring roster cuts on Monday morning. The Cubs cut six players and reduced the Spring Training roster to 53 players. The Cubs optioned Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley and Alberto Cabrera to Triple-A Iowa. Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee and non-roster invitee Nick Struck was […]

Cubs Spring Game Cut Short and Other News Bits

The Cubs made the trip from Mesa to Goodyear on Friday afternoon to take on a Reds split squad. After a 16-minute delay, the teams took the field as it started to rain again. Scott Hairston gave the Cubs a brief one-run lead in the top of the first with what would have been his […]

Cubs Announce First Round of Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the first round of roster cuts on Friday. The Cubs officially removed three players from the roster and reduced their Spring Training roster to 59 players. Matt Szczur was optioned to Double-A Tennessee while catcher Michael Brenly and RHP Dayan Diaz was reassigned to minor league camp. Brenly and Diaz were in […]