Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/13

From top to bottom, the Cubs’ affiliates experienced an interesting end to the week. Not only did Junior Lake make his Triple-A debut on Thursday but Iowa split their four games thanks to a three-home run game from Ian Stewart. Tennessee went into a tailspin and lost four straight. Daytona was limited to one game […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/13

As the minor league seasons approach the midway point the All-Star squads for the Midwest and Florida State Leagues have been set with several Cubs’ prospects named to their respective rosters. Kane County continues to battle to reach the .500 mark while Daytona rides great pitching from Austin Kirk, Ben Wells, and Frank Del Valle […]

Junior Lake Set to Join Iowa on Thursday and Other Cubs News and Notes

According to a report out of Des Moines, Junior Lake is expected to join the Iowa Cubs on Thursday to make his Triple-A debut. Lake has been rehabbing at the Cubs’ facility in Mesa after suffering a stress fracture in the top right rib on his right side back in March. Lake was supposed to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/13 It wasn’t a good end to the week as both Kane County and Iowa are on losing streaks while Tennessee had all sorts of problems in Birmingham. Daytona flexed their offensive muscles thanks to Javier Baez, Ben Carhart, Dustin Geiger, Chadd Krist, and Jorge Soler. Now, if […]

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 […]

Vitters a Priority to Develop and Other Cubs News and Notes

Ian Stewart’s comment to Carrie Muskat and the Des Moines Register about Josh Vitters being the “future at third base” prompted the media to ask Dale Sveum about Vitters’ future prior to Tuesday’s game. For those that missed it, Stewart discussed the conversation that he had with Theo Epstein following his demotion to Triple-A Iowa […]

Garza and Almora Ready for Season Debuts … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Two players that began the season on the disabled list are set to make their 2013 debuts, Matt Garza and Albert Almora. While one will be on a big league mound on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh and the other one will be patrolling the outfield in Single-A ballpark, having both players back on the field […]

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. […]

Matt Garza Impressive in Fourth Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza made his fourth rehab start on Thursday night in Des Moines and saved his best for what could have been his last minor league tune-up before joining the Cubs rotation. Garza tossed six innings of shutout ball, had all of his pitches working, and was rather efficient in what ended up his longest […]

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 […]