Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/15

The needle seems to be pointing up for the Cubs’ affiliates to start the week, as three of the four have reached their 13th win of the season. South Bend is riding the extra base bat of Yasiel Balaguert as Ryan Williams’ ERA keeps getting smaller. Myrtle Beach swept a series on the road behind […]


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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 – 04/27/15

Grabbing the attention to start the week is Double-A Tennessee and their high octane offense. Riding a four-game win streak, the “Bash Brothers” of Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach have been joined by Stephen Bruno and Willson Contreras in providing the opposition multiple headaches. South Bend evened their record over the weekend behind outstanding starting […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/15

With Kris Bryant and Addison Russell up with the parent club, it is time to focus on the rest of the Cubs’ minor leagues. Myrtle Beach is showing the heart of a true champion as they came from behind twice to win behind the hitting of Billy McKinney, Jacob Rogers, and Ben Carhart. The bullpens […]


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

Pitching was the hallmark of the start of this week in the minors as Ryan Williams dazzled in his first professional start for South Bend. Jen-Ho Tseng picked up where he left off last year, as the CCO Minor League Pitcher of the Year in his debut for Myrtle Beach. Meanwhile Tennessee and Iowa got […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Not a Good Day for the Cubs Relievers in Goodyear – Reds 9, Cubs 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (ss) 5, Reds 9 WP – Aroldis Chapman (1-0) LP – Gonzalez Germen (0-1) Save – None The bullpen day went as expected. The Reds jumped out to an early lead Saturday afternoon and the offense could not keep up as the Cubs’ split squad dropped the exhibition game […]


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A Bad Day for Edwin Jackson in Cubs Return to HoHoKam Park – Athletics 14, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 2, Athletics 14 WP – Drew Pomeranz (1-2) LP – Blake Parker (0-2) Save – None Kris Bryant hit his ninth home run in the Cactus League and Jorge Soler drove in a run, but Edwin Jackson reported late to the park because he was stuck in traffic and […]


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Lester Not Good, Cubs Sloppy and Shut Out – Padres 7, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Fifteen – Cubs 0, Padres 7 WP – Brandon Morrow (1-0) LP – Jon Lester (0-1) Save – None The Cubs had one of those days Monday afternoon in Peoria. After playing good baseball for close to a week, the defense was sloppy behind Jon Lester while he struggled with his command. […]


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