Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/13 All-Star season is upon us as Daytona went into their break on Thursday while Kane County will take off following Sunday’s game. Tennessee ended a losing streak as Kyle Hendricks continues to impress. In Iowa, Steve Clevenger looks to be ready for bigger and better things as […]

Boise Hawks Release Preliminary 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Boise Hawks released their preliminary 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday. The Hawks open their short-season on Friday in Eugene against the Emeralds, the Padres short-season affiliate. The Hawks kickoff their home schedule on June 17 against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Gary Van Tol, in his first year as the Hawks’ manager, will call the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/18/13

Minor League Preview: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for this season. Please note that the previews are based on current […]

A Look at the Infield in the Cubs System

The infield outlook appears muddy down on the farm. With the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League and the Hot Stove League kicking into high gear, the Cubs appear to have more questions than answers concerning the infield throughout the system. While management grapples with the question of ‘Who’s on Third?’ for the parent club, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/20/12

Second Half Minor League Report – Part 2 Part two of the CCO’s look at the Cubs’ minor league system for the second half of the 2012 season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs and Boise Hawks. The Peoria Chiefs plodded along in the second half, as promotions and injuries to their pitching staff took its […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/12

Special Assignment – Peoria Chiefs vs. Kane County Cougars Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to cover the series between the Peoria Chiefs and Kane County Cougars. I’d like to thank Shawn Touney, Director of Public Relations for the Kane County Cougars, as well as Broadcast and Media Manager Nate Baliva of the […]

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

Hurricane Isaac, which played havoc with the Daytona Cubs’ schedule last week, moved inland and forced the cancellation of Peoria’s final home game and Iowa’s last series of the season in New Orleans. The Cubs’ system claimed two champions, with Boise’s Stephen Bruno winning the Northwest League batting title while Daytona’s John Andreoli led the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/12

Entering the final week of the minor league season has different meanings at each level. For the players in Iowa, such as Greg Rohan and Dave Sappelt, it means their last chance to make an impression and hope for a September call-up to the big leagues. In Boise and Arizona, players like Stephen Bruno, Jeimer […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/27/12

There looks to be some excitement down the stretch as the minor leagues enter the last week of play. Boise has clinched the second half pennant thanks to players such as Gioskar Amaya, Stephen Bruno, Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Tayler Scott, and Dan Vogelbach. Peoria is charging to the finish line on the bat of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/12

Playoffs??!! Are you kidding ME??!! Apparently, no, as both Boise and the AZL Cubs have the post season in their sights. Boise has the post-season on their minds for their second consecutive season as they ride the Northwest League’s leading hitter Stephen Bruno, along with Gioskar Amaya, Dan Vogelbach, Albert Almora, and Jeimer Candelario providing […]