Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/05/15

An infielder is knocking at the door for the majors, but it’s not who you think it is. Christian Villanueva has had a monster week, with four home runs in four games for Iowa. In Tennessee, the Smokies have moved into first place thanks to efforts of pitchers Ryan Williams and Felix Pena. It was […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the final week of May as two teams had Tuesday off while another was postponed. South Bend just can’t seem to find the winning combination despite the hot hitting of Gleyber Torres and Cael Brockmeyer. Myrtle Beach keeps chugging along as Jen-Ho Tseng demonstrated the form that had […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/15

The Cubs got good performances this weekend from their front-runners as Double-A Tennessee is now a 20-game winner and Kyle Schwarber leads the Southern League in home runs. Myrtle Beach sports the best record in the Carolina League with Duane Underwood, Paul Blackburn, and Pin-Chieh Chen all contributing to a sweep. South Bend and Iowa […]


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The Daily CCO: Pitching is Cubs Biggest Concern and Other News and Notes

There are no two ways about it, the Cubs had a rough week with only two wins in seven days (2-5). The Cubs did more than their fair share of swinging and missing and became the first team to strikeout 300 times this season. The Cubs have struck out 304 times in 30 games, as […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/15

For the first time since the season began, none of the Cubs affiliates has a losing record as Carlos Pimentel led Iowa both on the mound and at the plate to even the I-Cubs’ record. South Bend also moved to .500 despite good efforts from starters Trevor Clifton and Ryan Williams. Tennessee lost two despite […]


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The Daily CCO: Changes Coming to the Cubs Roster? Bryant Homers, Ross Pitches and Other News

Happy Mother’s Day There could be another round of the Cubs’ roster shuffle in the near future. Joe Maddon said there is ongoing conversation about roster changes. And Maddon indicated after Saturday’s game he recently had a meeting with coaches to “talk about players.” The starting rotation and relievers have not pitched to expectations. The […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/06/15

Myrtle Beach now has the best record in the Carolina League as they have ridden the hot hitting of Billy McKinney for two wins to start the week. Tennessee remains in first although the Smokies lost two close games even with receiving a record setting performance from Pin-Chieh Chen. South Bend remains in striking distance […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/03/15

With the first month of the 2015 season over, here is an inside look at how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing this year. Iowa Cubs Iowa has done the best they can having to cope with both injuries and needs at the Major League level. While it wasn’t a shock to anyone that […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/15

Spring weather affected games throughout the minor league system the past two days. Myrtle Beach has not played since Tuesday, while Iowa had game two of a doubleheader postponed and Tennessee had their home opener pushed back. In the games that did take place, South Bend struggled to find consistency as they got another fine […]


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