From the Files of Cubs Rumors

The countdown to Lake Buena Vista has begun … and the rumors and activity throughout baseball picked up after the long holiday weekend. The Cubs continue to be linked to the same players, with a few exceptions. Jesse Crain joined the list of relievers the Cubs are looking at this winter. Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, […]

Cubs Not Thrilled with Ryan Theriot

The Chicago Cubs and Ryan Theriot appear headed for arbitration. The two sides have not budged on the numbers submitted last month. Theriot submitted a $3.4 million figure and the Cubs offered $2.6 million. Ryan Theriot is not backing down. According to Bruce Levine, the Cubs “are not thrilled about the direction this arbitration has […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/09

Josh Vitters and Starlin Castro were named to the roster for the upcoming XM Radio Futures Game during All-Star weekend in St. Louis on Thursday. The Futures game is a showcase of the best young talent in the minor leagues. Geovany Soto participated in 2007 and Welington Castillo was the Cubs’ lone representative a year […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/09

Here is the latest from the Cubs’ minor league system. Jeff Samardzija put together an excellent outing on Saturday … and Tyler Colvin is beginning to prove why the Cubs used a first round pick on him. Also Michael Brenly has really turned it on. The Boise Hawks began play on Friday and one of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/09

Here is your end of the week update from our Young Cubs. There was some interesting movement in the transaction log this week. Brandon Guyer couldn’t hit his weight at Tennessee so he got sent down to Daytona while Todd Blackford was throwing so poorly in Tennessee that I was surprised that Daytona was as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/09

Here is your end of the week update for our Young Cubs. Tyler Colvin has been doing well for Tennessee since his call up (hitting .316 in 8 games) and the Smokies finally ended their losing streak. They now have a three-game winning streak and hopefully the entire team is done being in an offensive […]

Cubs Down of the Farm Report – 06/04/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. Unlike last week, this week has been very calm and the offenses of pretty much all the teams have been quiet. The Smokies have now lost 11 in a row and they are quickly falling way out of contention at 9.5 games back. Tony Thomas has […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters continues to hit home runs and he is now up to 13 on the year for the Chiefs. If you check out the transaction log you will see that Tyler Colvin was called up to Tennessee from Daytona on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters has stayed hot and has homered in three of his four games this weekend…that is a total of 10 so far for the Chiefs this season. Daytona has not played a game since Tuesday, May 19 due to rainy […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/21/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. It has been a pretty eventful beginning to week for first round picks. Josh Vitters (1st round pick 2007 Draft) is on a streak of historical proportions; he had at least three hits in five straight games and he homered in his last four before Wednesday. […]