Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Since the start of their tenure in the front office, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have preached the importance of improving the Cubs’ starting pitching depth. This was even more apparent during the club’s first playoff berth in seven seasons where ace pitcher Jake Arrieta tired and backend starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel struggled […]

Day Three of 2016 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm with Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison

The 2016 Cubs Convention wrapped Sunday morning with the Down on the Farm session hosted by Double-A Tennessee’s play-by-play man Mick Gillispie. Jason McLeod and farm director Jaron Madison were joined by RHP Carl Edwards Jr., LHP Eric Jokisch and 1B Dan Vogelbach. The Cubs still have one of the top 10 farm systems in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/19/15

Pitching Analysis – Triple-A Iowa After covering every position in the Cubs’ system, it’s time to move to the position analysis series to pitching side of the organization. Today, the focus is on the pitching staff at the Cubs’ highest minor league level, Triple-A Iowa. Triple-A Starters and Relievers Iowa Cubs: The Cubs’ organization is […]

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 Lefty Eric Jokisch Named PCL Pitcher of the Week

Minor League Baseball announced its player and pitcher of the week honors Monday, and LHP Eric Jokisch was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week (Aug. 24-30). Eric Jokisch was 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 0.69 WHIP. Jokisch allowed one run on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts over 13 […]

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: Cubs Set to Call-Up Javier Baez Tuesday as Part of First Wave of September Additions

The Cubs struggles on the six-game road trip continued Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. The offense could not come up with a hit with runners in scoring position. And Jon Lester gave up four runs in the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game. With the Giants losing to the Cardinals, the […]

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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/15

With pennant races for the Cubs organization extending down throughout the minor leagues, the balls are now flying out of the park. Andrew Ely and Ian Rice went downtown for Eugene, while Matt Rose and Ian Happ came up big for South Bend. Jason Vosler continues to surprise with his power output for Myrtle Beach, […]