Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/21/13

The cream began to rise to the top as the playoffs neared their end in the Caribbean Leagues. As the Caribbean World Series nears, one of the hottest players has to be Luis Valbuena. Valbuena has almost single-handedly lifted Cardenales de Lara to the top spot in the Venezuelan Winter League. Meanwhile “Down Under”, Ryan […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/14/13

The ups and downs that are part of a baseball season blew their way through the winter league playoffs this past week. Esmailin Caridad pitched well as his team lost a series. Luis Valbuena’s good games didn’t seem to coincide with his team’s victories while Junior Lake, Nelson Perez and the rest of the Estrellas […]

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

With the start of a New Year, the playoffs in the winter leagues are now in full swing. While in losing efforts, the organization received excellent pitching performances out of Ty’Relle Harris and Ryan Searle this past week, while infielders Diory Hernandez and Luis Valbuena stayed on a roll.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/31/12

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! to all the readers at the CCO! As the regular season entered its final days in Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, the playoffs began in the Dominican Republic. Starting pitching seemed to be the highlight of the past week, marked by excellent performances from Alberto Cabrera, Ty’Relle Harris, Jay Jackson, and another […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/24/12

Happy Holidays from everyone at the CCO! Today we visit warmer climes as the regular seasons are winding down in the winter leagues. The Dominican Winter League finished their season on Friday, with Junior Lake, Nelson Perez, Rafael Dolis and Luis Liria all heading into post-season action as Estrellas de Oriente secured one of the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/17/12

It was All-Star week in the winter leagues and the CCO would like to congratulate Junior Lake and Edwin Maysonet as representatives in the Dominican Winter League and Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League respectively. This past week also saw more players added to winter rosters as first baseman Justin Bour and pitchers Ty’Relle Harris, Luis […]

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

This past week saw a baseball version of musical chairs for Cubs prospects as many experimented with other positions around the diamond. Arismendy Alcantara, Erick Castillo, and Edwin Maysonet lined up in two separate positions while Junior Lake appeared in three different places. Also trying out new roles were Ryan Searle and Christian Villanueva. Staying […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/03/12

As we head into the final month of the regular season for the winter leagues, there were plenty of thrill, chills and spills this past week. Dave Sappelt nearly hit for the cycle in Venezuela, while Tony Campana saved the day with a diving catch. Meanwhile, arbitration bound Luis Valbuena kept on slugging and new […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/26/12

The list of Cubs’ prospects and players participating in the winter leagues grew last week. Counting the recently completed Arizona Fall League, the Cubs now have 43 players participating in winter ball. Pitchers Rafael Dolis and Ryan Searle, catcher Neftali Rosario and recently signed Johermyn Chavez and Alberto Gonzalez were added to rosters over the […]

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A Look at the Infield in the Cubs System

The infield outlook appears muddy down on the farm. With the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League and the Hot Stove League kicking into high gear, the Cubs appear to have more questions than answers concerning the infield throughout the system. While management grapples with the question of ‘Who’s on Third?’ for the parent club, […]

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