The Daily CCO: Cubs Improve Standing in Wild Card Race, Bryant More Time in the Outfield? And Other News

The Cubs did not throw a ball or swing a bat Thursday and yet gained ground on the Pirates while the Giants slipped a little further back of the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race. The Pirates lost for the fourth day in a row at Miller Park as the Brewer completed the four-game […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/15

The week ended in extremes as Eugene held on to a first place lead with big pitching performances from Justin Steele and Oscar De La Cruz. South Bend’s reshuffled line-up produced a blow out win and a big game from Angelo Amendolare. Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are the home of two hitting leaders as Chesny […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]

The Daily CCO: School was Back In-Session and Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough time Friday night against the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. Clayton Kershaw was at the top of his game while several mistakes in the sixth inning led to the Cubs third straight loss. The Cubs slipped a game back of the Pirates in the NL Wild Card race. Pittsburgh scored two […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/15

Another star is rising out west as Eloy Jimenez is turning his potential into production for Eugene. Meanwhile, South Bend got a gutty performance from Erick Leal, and Jen-Ho Tseng set a career high for Myrtle Beach. In Tennessee, Willson Contreras continues to be a rock in the line-up, and Javier Baez is still streaking […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Tweak Rotation, Starlin Castro and Other News

Tuesday night and into Wednesday did not go the Cubs way. Not only did Joe Maddon’s team lose to the Tigers, but also slipped in the Wild Card Standings. The Pirates topped the D-Backs 9-8 in 15 innings and the Giants beat the Cardinals 2-0. The Cubs will enter play Wednesday three behind the Pirates […]

Three Cubs Prospects Named Northwest League All-Stars and News from Down on the Farm

The first-ever Northwest League and Pioneer League All-Star Game is Tuesday, Aug. 4 and three Cubs’ prospects were named to Northwest League squad last week. OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Oscar De La Cruz and RHP Pedro Araujo will serve as reserves on the Northwest League team. Eloy Jimenez has performed quite well in 31 games […]

MLB Pipeline’s Updated Top 30 Cubs Prospects List

MLB Pipeline released its updated prospect lists for all 30 teams earlier this week. And the Cubs prospect ranking looks a lot different from the pre-season list that was posted in March. With Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler part of the Cubs’ everyday lineup, the three players that started the season headlining the […]

Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/25/15

Thanks once again to Neil for covering Down on the Farm this past week. The time off has provided an opportunity to put together some notes from the affiliates. The promotion of Kyle Schwarber, seemingly for good, has thrown open the race for Minor League Player of the Year. Two weeks ago, Tennessee OF Billy […]