Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/23/12

As Casey Stengel once said “Can anybody here play this game?” Uneven efforts were the norm this week, as one or more elements, pitching-hitting-defense, were lacking throughout the system. However, there are always silver linings. Peoria’s Oliver Zapata has extended his hitting streak to seven, and the offenses of both the Chiefs and Daytona seem […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/16/12

Successes are from the top down this week as Welington Castillo, Luis Valbuena, Anthony Rizzo, and Josh Vitters have led Iowa to the best team batting average in the Pacific Coast League. Tennessee is third in the Southern League in pitching thanks to the efforts of Trey McNutt, Dallas Beeler, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Brooks Raley. […]

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

Hot bats are what’s in this spring, but there have been some cold results. Anthony Rizzo flashed big power while Josh Vitters has shown he is ready to play in Iowa. Jae-Hoon Ha remains steady in Tennessee. Rubi Silva has impressed at Daytona, and Wes Darvill is a surprise in Peoria. However, pitching still needs […]

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

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, timely hitting, great defense, and some fine pitching performances allowed Peoria to start out 2-1 for the season. Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara came out swinging in Daytona. Nick Struck pitched an Opening Day gem in Tennessee, while Brett Jackson showed why he is the […]

The Daytona Cubs and Tennessee Smokies Announce 2012 Opening Day Rosters

The Daytona Cubs finalized their Opening Day roster Tuesday. The defending Florida State League Champions Daytona Cubs will feature Matt Szczur, Austin Kirk, Tony Zych, Ronald Torreyes and Rubi Silva to begin the season. The Smokies released their roster Tuesday. The Cubs’ Double-A affiliate will begin the season with the likes of Trey McNutt, Dae-Eun […]

A Spring Slugfest – Cubs 11, Padres 12

Spring Game Thirty – Cubs 11, Padres 12 WP – Luke Gregerson (1-1) LP – Alberto Cabrera (1-2, BS 2) Save – Brad Brach (2) Thursday was anything but a quiet day for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did they announce 10 spring roster cuts that included optioning Randy Wells, Welington Castillo, Scott Maine, Travis […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/26/12

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. With players from the defending Florida State Champion Daytona Cubs and Southern League runner-up Tennessee Smokies, the top two squads in the […]

Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo among Seventh Round of Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced another round of spring roster cuts Friday morning. Anthony Rizzo and Adrian Cardenas were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Brett Jackson, Jay Jackson, James Adduci, Michael Brenly and Bobby Scales were assigned to minor league camp. Brett Jackson is not on the Cubs’ 40-man roster so he was reassigned and not optioned out.

Four Longballs, Matt Garza and a Spring Win in Surprise – Cubs 11, Rangers 4

Spring Game Twenty-Two – Cubs 11, Rangers (SS) 4 WP – Matt Garza (2-2) LP – Colby Lewis (0-2) Save – None The Cubs came out swinging in Surprise on Thursday afternoon and scored runs in five of the nine innings. The offense put up 11 runs against Rangers’ pitching on 15 hits, nine went […]

The Cubs Squads Get Their Work In – Cubs 5, A’s 5 – Cubs 2, Rangers 6

Spring Game Twenty – Cubs (SS) 5, A’s 5 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Spring Game Twenty-One – Cubs (SS) 2, Rangers 6 WP – Michael Kirkman (1-1) LP – Lendy Castillo (0-1) Save – None Teams win games, teams lose games and in the Cactus League games […]