Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/07/13

Pitching Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. With all eight defensive positions covered, it is time to switch to the arms currently in the organization and the possibilities for the pitching staff at Triple-A Iowa.

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Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/01/13

The Cubs’ system had mixed results this week. Kane County has started winning ballgames and the Smokies moved back into first place with Wednesday’s night victory. Iowa dropped their sixth game in a row on Wednesday despite a decent start from Justin Grimm. And Daytona rode an excellent outing from Ivan Pineyro to a win […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/25/13

The Cubs moved into a new era in their minor leagues as first round pick Kris Bryant joined many of his 2013 draftees in Boise. The Cubs also added pitchers Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards, along with infielder Mike Olt in the trade for Matt Garza … and more players should be added to the […]

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The Cubs are Stockpiling Talent and Other News and Rumors

Many are using the world “haul” when describing what the Cubs received from the Texas Rangers for Matt Garza. The Cubs acquired 3B Mike Olt, RHP Justin Grimm, RHP C.J. Edwards and either a player to be named later if they choose to take RHP Neil Ramirez or two players to be named later from […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/13

“That’s Baseball” is usually the response when something out of the ordinary happens in the game we love, but even the most diehard fans couldn’t expect to see the declared tie Daytona experienced on Saturday. A slew of recently drafted pitchers have helped Boise to a seven game winning streak, while weather played havoc with […]

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Cubs and Rangers Reportedly Still Talking Garza after Deal Hit a Snag

The trade between the Cubs and Rangers for Matt Garza that was thought to be close and even imminent, according to some reports, hit a snag on Friday after the teams exchanged medicals on the players thought to be involved in the deal. The Rangers are still interested in Matt Garza after reviewing his medicals […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Designate Henry Rodriguez for Assignment

As expected, to make room on the active roster for Cole Gillespie, the Cubs designated RHP Henry Rodriguez for assignment on Sunday. The Cubs acquired Rodriguez from the Nationals for minor leaguer Ian Dickson on June 12 after Washington had DFA’d Rodriguez earlier in the week. The Cubs opened a spot on the 40-man roster […]

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Cubs Reportedly Making Progress with Two Teams on a Deal for Garza

The focus was on Matt Garza when he took the mound on Saturday night for what was likely his final start in a Cubs’ uniform at Wrigley Field. The Garza rumors swirled all day and continued throughout the game as Garza put together another excellent outing. Garza held the high-powered Cardinals’ offense to two runs […]

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Bad Samardzija – Cubs 2, Angels 13

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 2, Angels 13 WP – C.J. Wilson (9-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-9) Save – None The Cubs four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night. The Angels pounded Jeff Samardzija and took batting practice at the old ballyard. The Halos hit five home runs and scored 13 […]

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