Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/13

Happy Memorial Day from the CCO! No headline can be any bigger than the immediate splash made by Albert Almora at Kane County as the Cubs’ first round draft pick from a year ago has taken the Midwest League by storm. Almora’s start may be overshadowing a couple of his teammates as Rock Shoulders is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/13

Arrivals seem to be the big story to start this week as pitchers Jose Rosario and Kyler Burke returned to Kane County and Daytona respectively.  Albert Almora made his Kane County debut on Wednesday night and went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Meanwhile, Tennessee suffered two last minute losses and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/13

As we near the Memorial Day sign post, Kane County, Daytona, and Tennessee have  improved their records to around .500, with only Iowa lagging behind. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher continue to be the compelling forces for the Cougars, while Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Rafael Lopez have stepped up their games for the Smokies. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13 The lows seemed to outnumber the highs to start the week, as both Kane County and Daytona could not manage a win between them. Iowa wasn’t much better, taking only one out of three from Reno. Tennessee was the only Cubs’ affiliate to show some life as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/13

It was not a great start to the week as Daytona ran into a buzz-saw named the St. Lucie Mets and saw their winning streak come to an end. The seemingly orphaned Tennessee Smokies went 27 innings without scoring a run. And then, there is Iowa, who seemingly never know which players will show up, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/13

Matt Garza completed his first rehab start Wednesday with the Smokies. While Tennessee lost the rain-shortened game, Garza threw 42 pitches, 25 strikes, in 2.2 IP. Garza walked two batters and gave up a hit and run in his first game action since last July. Garza is expected to make his second rehab start on Monday […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/13

Iowa and Daytona continued their season long struggles this week in Memphis and against Dunedin respectively. But both teams saw glimmers of hope from pitcher Brooks Raley and infielder Tim Saunders. Kane County evened their record by splitting a pair with Peoria. Pin-Cheih Chen started to heat up and Dan Vogelbach has remained steady. However, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/13

The talk of the system is the Tennessee Smokies, who lead their division and are the first Cubs affiliate to win ten games. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara has exploded onto the scene, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha have been steady. While dodging bad weather, Kane County seems to now have their offense in gear as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/13

The horrid Midwest weather has played havoc with the schedule for Kane County, as it was only dry enough for them to split a doubleheader. Daytona evened their record thanks to the bats of John Andreoli and Stephen Bruno. The two hottest players in the Cubs’ minor leagues are Jae-Hoon Ha and Rubi Silva, with […]

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 […]