Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/14

It was “Promotion Day” Wednesday as several prospects received word that they would be moving up a level. There was some activity leading up to the day, as RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua was promoted to Daytona, while RHP Ben Wells went to Kane County and RHP Dillon Maples reported to Boise. That set in motion […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/21/14

Bombs Away! The Cubs’ minor league system went on a spat of home run hitting as 16 players hit a total of 20 homers over 20 minor league games. Iowa received “big flies” form Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, and Eli Whiteside. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Christian Villanueva went deep for […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/14/14

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/14

First place remains in the grasp in four of the Cubs’ eight minor league teams. It all started at the top as Iowa took four straight from Omaha thanks to the efforts of Kris Bryant, Manny Ramirez, Josh Vitters, and Brett Jackson. Tennessee received excellent pitching from Corey Black and Pierce Johnson with support from […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Double-A, Triple-A – 06/30/14

First place Tennessee won three out of four thanks to the outstanding pitching of Corey Black and Dae-Eun Rhee. Not to be outdone, second place Iowa took three out of five with the streaking Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, and Josh Vitters. Meanwhile, a Boise blowout on Friday night gave hope to better days ahead for […]

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The Daily CCO: The Outstanding Arrieta and Other Cubs News

Jake Arrieta was pretty good once again Tuesday. Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning before giving up a leadoff single to Billy Hamilton. Arrieta gave up two runs on three hits in the seventh after shutting down a Reds offense that was clicking on all cylinders, and then some, since Joey Votto […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Activate Welington Castillo from DL, Eli Whiteside Designated for Assignment

According to multiple reports, the Cubs activated Welington Castillo from the disabled list Sunday morning. To make room for Castillo on the 25-man roster, Eli Whiteside was designated for assignment. Welington Castillo has been on the 15-day DL since June 3 with a left rib cage strain. The Cubs cleared a spot on the 40-man […]

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Two-Out Hits Cost Wood and the Cubs – Pirates 5, Cubs 3

Game Seventy-Two: Cubs 3, Pirates 5 WP – Vance Worley (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (7-6) Save – Mark Melancon (11) After rain delayed the start of the first pitch for two hours and one minute, Travis Wood had a rough night and lasted only 4 2/3 innings while the offense could not figure out […]

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Cubs Can’t Outhit the Mistakes – Marlins 6, Cubs 5

Game Sixty-Nine: Cubs 5, Marlins 6 WP – Sam Dyson (1-0) LP – Brian Schlitter (2-2, BS 2) Save – Steve Cishek (16) The Cubs gave Tuesday night’s game away. The defense committed two errors that led to Miami first three runs and Brian Schlitter was left in too long as the Cubs dropped the […]

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Wood Silences Phillies Bats in Finale – Cubs 3, Phillies 0

Game Sixty-Seven: Cubs 3, Phillies 0 WP – Travis Wood (7-5) LP – A.J. Burnett (4-6) Save – Neil Ramirez (3) Travis Wood put together his best start of the season and combined with Neil Ramirez on a three-hit shutout of the Phillies on Sunday afternoon, the Cubs fifth shutout of the year. The Cubs […]

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