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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/15

The minor leaguers broke out the lumber as the week came to an end. Low-A South Bend outscored their opponents by 26 to 3 as Cael Brockmeyer and Chesny Young led the way. Tennessee also came up big and scored a total of 22 runs in two games as Dan Vogelbach continued his assault on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and Trevor Clifton gave up only one earned run in 15 innings. In Myrtle […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/15

Welcome back to baseball! The minor league season opened Thursday night and the Cubs’ system flexed its collective muscles. Last year’s Midwest League Champions got off to a great start as Duane Underwood dominated for Myrtle Beach. Iowa could not hold a lead, but Tennessee did as the Smokies pulled away behind Corey Black and […]

Cubs Spring Training Ends with a Loss – Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 4 WP – Anthony Banda (1-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Jimmie Sherfy (1) Travis Wood gave up two runs in an inning of work. Kyle Hendricks tossed a scoreless second inning. But the prospect filled lineup couldn’t dig out of the early hole as […]

Four Longballs Plus Jason Hammel Equal a Cubs Win – Cubs 11, Brewers 7

Spring Training Game Thirty-One – Cubs 11, Brewers 7 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Kyle Lohse (2-1) Save – None The Cubs went yard four times in the first five innings and Jason Hammel gave up just one run in five innings as the Cubs beat the Brewers in the Cactus League finale […]

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 […]

Wada Exits with an Injury, Cubs Drop Another Exhibition Game – Indians 7, Cubs 4

Spring Training Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 4, Indians (ss) 7 WP – T.J. House (1-0) LP – Justin Grimm (0-1) Save – None Tsuyoshi Wada left the game with two outs in the first inning with left groin tightness and the bullpen could not keep the Indians from circling the bases as the Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/12/14

Position Analysis – Double-A Tennessee Pitching Staff The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A last week, we now turn to the staff for Double-A Tennessee. Double-A Tennessee Starters and Relievers The first wave of Cubs pitching prospects reside in Tennessee this coming […]

The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Contract Includes Incentive Bonuses Tied to Cubs Playing in the Post-Season

Joe Maddon Day did not disappoint as the new Cubs’ skipper was extremely impressive during his introductory press conference. Shortly after the Cubs released the news that Joe Maddon had signed a five-year contract, details of the deal were leaked. Joe Maddon received a five-year, $25 million contract that is reportedly loaded with incentive bonuses […]