Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/03/12

As the first month of the season concludes, the organization finds their teams at all levels struggling to reach the .500 mark. Inconsistency seemed to be the recurring theme, as either pitching or hitting has let their respective teams down on a given night. There were fine pitching performances this week by Ben Wells and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/30/12

Wins were hard to come by with inconsistencies in hitting, pitching, fielding, and even managing throughout the system. Peoria has emerging performers in PJ Francescon, Andrew McKirahan, Pin-Chieh Chen, Wes Darvill, and Paul Hoilman, but still can’t find a recipe for winning games. The bats of Matt Szczur, Ronald Torreyes, and Elieser Bonne are starting […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/26/12

The beginning of this week had the minors emulating conditions at the big league park, with seven of the 12 games happening in the daylight hours. Peoria’s Oliver Zapata had his hitting streak stopped at eight, but Peoria received great pitching performances from PJ Francescon and Kyler Burke. Daytona continued to scuffle, but pooled their […]

A Little ‘Dis and ‘Dat from the Cubs’ Day Off

The Chicago Cubs spent their second day off of the season in Miami after a rough weekend in St. Louis. Dale Sveum’s team figures to be in the middle of a media explosion Tuesday night at Marlins Park. With Ozzie Guillen returning from his five-game suspension, it figures to be nothing short of a circus […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/09/12

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, timely hitting, great defense, and some fine pitching performances allowed Peoria to start out 2-1 for the season. Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara came out swinging in Daytona. Nick Struck pitched an Opening Day gem in Tennessee, while Brett Jackson showed why he is the […]

Cubs Finalize First Roster of the Season … and Set Iowa Cubs Roster

A lot is made about a team’s Opening Day roster but the fact is that a big league roster is a work in progress throughout a 162-game schedule. And this season could feature more roster changes for the Cubs than in years past. The Cubs filled out their 40-man big league roster prior to Thursday’s […]

From the Wire … Mateo Placed on 60-Day DL, Mather and Camp Added to Cubs 40-man Roster

According to the transaction page on Cubs.com, Marcos Mateo was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday with a sore right elbow. By placing Mateo on the 60-day disabled list, the Cubs created a spot on the 40-man roster. The Cubs selected the contracts of Shawn Camp and Joe Mather from Triple-A Iowa and have […]

Hoyer Speaks on the State of the Cubs … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Jed Hoyer addressed several topics with the mainstream media including Bryan LaHair, Anthony Rizzo, the roster, Jeff Samardzija and the Jorge Soler rumors in a sort of a State-of-the-Cubs address. Hoyer said the Cubs are not done tinkering with the roster and they will be active in trade conversations as Spring Training comes to an […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/19/12

Minor League Preview – Low-A Peoria Chiefs and High-A Daytona Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. Like in last week’s report about the Boise Hawks, another team that will benefit from great seasons by the DSL Cubs, AZL […]

Cubs Still Seen as the Favorite to Sign Jorge Soler … and Other News and Notes

Now that Gerardo Concepcion is signed, sealed and delivered, could Jorge Soler be next in line for a contract from the Cubs? Jorge Soler is still on the Cubs’ radar and the now 20-year old outfielder (February 25) is still an important piece to the Cubs’ puzzle, that is once he can negotiate and sign […]