Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/13

In what can be considered an inconsistent end to this past week, highlighting the consistencies seems to put a positive foot forward. Kane County has been able to rely on players like Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher. Outfielder John Andreoli and infielder Dustin Geiger have been rocks in the line-up for Daytona. Jae-Hoon Ha and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/15/13

Poor weather has played havoc with all of baseball this spring, as postponements and hostile conditions have had their effect, even in the minor leagues. The conditions aren’t the only thing that was hostile this week, as tempers flared in Daytona, resulting in an ejections and suspensions. Kane County can’t seem to do things easy […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/11/13

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s report, Kane County records their first wins of the season thanks to OF Bijan Rademacher. Jorge Soler and the Daytona Cubs flexed their muscles against Brevard County. Tennessee dropped a tight pair of games to Pensacola, despite the efforts of Jae-Hoon Ha […]

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 […]

Tennessee Smokies Release 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Tennessee Smokies released their 2013 Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The Smokies open the season on Thursday, April 4 in Pensacola against the Blue Wahoos. Buddy Bailey will call the shots for the Smokies this season. Jeff Fassero (pitching coach), Desi Wilson (hitting coach) and Carlos Figueroa round out Bailey’s coaching staff. The Smokies’ […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/13

Minor League Preview: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Cubs Battle, Settle for a Split in Las Vegas – Cubs 5, Rangers 8

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 8 WP – Robbie Ross (2-0) LP – Carlos Villanueva (0-2) Save – Chad Bell (1) The Cubs could not rebound from an 8-1 hole in the seventh inning and dropped the second game at Cashman Field in Las Vegas to the Texas Rangers. The […]

Samardzija Solid in Sin City – Cubs 5, Rangers 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-0) LP – Nick Tepesch (0-1) Save – None The Cubs started their annual trip to Las Vegas on a positive note with a victory over the Rangers behind an excellent outing from Jeff Samardzija. Jeff Samardzija put together his […]

Sox Feast on Feldman and Cubs Pitching – Cubs 3, White Sox 15

Spring Training Game Twenty – Cubs (ss) 3, White Sox 15 WP – Gavin Floyd (1-1) LP – Scott Feldman (0-2) Save – Dylan Axelrod (1) The Cubs completed their spring slate with the White Sox on Friday afternoon in Glendale … and the Sox took batting practice against Cubs’ pitching for the second time […]

Nothing Bogus About the Cubs Performance – Cubs 4, Angels 2

Spring Training Game Nine – Cubs (ss) 4, Angels 2 WP – Chris Rusin (1-0) LP – Brandon Sisk (0-1) Save – Jensen Lewis (2) The Cubs ended their two-game spring losing streak on Sunday afternoon in Tempe. Cubs’ pitching held an Angels lineup that included Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Mark Trumbo early on […]