From the Wire … Colvin Optioned to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs optioned Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Iowa following Monday’s loss to the Reds. The Cubs have not announced the corresponding roster move. Rumors have suggested that either Luis Montanez or Tony Campana will take Colvin’s spot on the Cubs’ active roster. The Cubs have only one other outfielder on the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report Time has passed quickly, and this week most minor league teams will be completing the first quarter of the season. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/11

New stars Robert Whitenack and Jae-Hoon Ha are rising from the lower ranks; while Brett Jackson, Rebel Ridling and Ryan Flaherty continue making noise for the Sluggin’ Smokies. All of this and more in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/11

A Daytona pitcher almost tosses a no-no, the Tennessee hitters keep on saying yes-yes, while Iowa fans say Oh, No! And the Cubs top prospect ran his hitting streak to ten games. All in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

Cubs Farm Teams Release Opening Day Rosters

Opening Day down on the farm is Thursday for the top four teams in the Cubs system. The Daytona Cubs were the first of the Cubs farm teams to release their Opening Day roster and the other three teams followed suit Monday. The I-Cubs Opening Day roster features nine players currently on the Cubs 40-man […]

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

As the Big League club begins a new season, the future Cubs are hard at work in Spring Training. The minor league season begins Thursday, April 7 for the top four teams in the Cubs system. The I-Cubs open against the Round Rock Express while the Tennessee Smokies will face the Chattanooga Lookouts in their […]

Perez and Ojeda among Cubs Latest Round of Cuts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs cut five players from their spring roster Thursday morning. Augie Ojeda, Scott Moore, Matt Camp and Bobby Scales were assigned to minor league camp and Fernando Perez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The latest round of cuts reduces the Cubs spring roster to 31 players. Updated: 1:14pm CDT – […]

Silva Stays in the Mix – Cubs 3 A’s 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 3 A’s 1 WP – Carlos Silva (1-2) LP – Gio Gonzalez (1-1) Save – Kerry Wood (1) Nearly six weeks after pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park, Carlos Silva finally showed up to camp. Silva, by far, put together his best outing of the spring Wednesday against […]

Dempster Sizzles … Offense Fizzles – Cubs 1 Dodgers 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs 1 Dodgers 2 – 10 innings WP – Travis Schlichting (1-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None The Chicago Cubs played the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third and final time of the spring … and for the third time, the game was decided in the last […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions … and Other Cubs Notes

Mike Quade along with members of his coach staff are scheduled to meet with Jim Hendry and the front office Tuesday morning to discuss the team’s roster. The main topics up for debate are the backup catcher’s job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the […]