Jake Arrieta Reportedly Set to Make First Rehab Start and Other Cubs News

Happy Minor League Opening Day The Cubs announced Wednesday that Jake Arrieta is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee. Arrieta completed a simulated game prior to the opener on Monday and said at the time everything went well. Arrieta was to stay with the team until he was ready to begin a […]

Iowa Cubs Release Opening Day Roster

The Iowa Cubs released their Opening Day roster following Wednesday’s on field workout. The I-Cubs open the 2014 season on Thursday night against the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals) at Principal Park. I-Cubs’ skipper Marty Pevey announced Wednesday that Chris Rusin would get the ball on Opening Day. Iowa will garner a lot of attention […]

Cubs Prospects Caught on Film

You’ve heard the names and you’ve read the stats … but have you seen Brett Jackson make a diving catch or Brandon Guyer hit a home run? What about Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Carpenter or Chris Archer? The CCO’s look at the Cubs farm system continues today, but this time we will let the video do […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/09/10

The Iowa Cubs lose a heartbreaker to Memphis and see their playoff hopes vanish. The Tennessee Smokies get set to begin their postseason slate. Jason Dubois hits two home runs in the final game of the year at Iowa. One Cubs prospect is named the Topps Player of the Month, and the other is the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/10

The Iowa Cubs reduce their magic number to one but come up short in their first chance to clinch. Two Cubs minor league managers are named the Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. One Cubs minor league skipper is ejected from a game in the first inning. Three Tennessee Smokies are named postseason […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/10

We’ve hit the final stretch of the regular season of minor league baseball. Going into this weekend, the Iowa Cubs are still fighting for a playoff berth. The Daytona Cubs are trying to fight off elimination. The Tennessee Smokies are riding-high trying to stay smoking hot as they head into the postseason. The Peoria Chiefs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/10

The 2010 Arizona Fall League schedule has been released. The Iowa Cubs are battling the Memphis Grizzlies for the PCL American North crown. The Daytona pitching staff is brilliant but the bats go cold at the wrong time. Tennessee’s Bill Dancy earns managerial win number 1,600. The Smokies clinch the second half division title. Walk-off […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/10

A top-pitching prospect in the Cubs organization who has the same name as the St. Louis Cardinals ace is promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. The Daytona Cubs have pulled within two games of the division leaders in the FSL North. The Iowa Cubs see their lead get thinner and thinner in the PCL American North. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/10

The three newest Cubs pitching prospects make their organizational debuts. One Cubs right-hander who started the year with Peoria will join the Smokies for their playoff run. The Iowa Cubs bullpen looks sharp as relievers vie for spots in the big league ‘pen in September. Esmailin Caridad is finally pitching again after months away from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/10

Four Cubs pitchers are signed just before Monday’s deadline to ink 2010 draftees. Twenty-two Cubs selections remain unsigned and return to school for one more year before going back into the draft next June. A couple of Jeffs, Samardzija and Antigua, had great outings this week. Three new pitchers are acquired by the organization in […]