Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/01/10

Jake Muyco has a couple of rough starts in the Arizona Fall League. Craig Muschko and Austin Bibens-Dirkx look to rebound after having tough first weeks with Zulia in Venezuela. The Rising Stars Game will be televised on Saturday on the MLB Network. The Mesa Solar Sox suffer a string of crushing defeats to end […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/25/10

Brett Jackson makes his 2010 Arizona Fall League debut. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty both continue their campaigns with streaky weeks. Vitters plays twice more at first base, where he could find himself in the spring. The Dominican Winter League’s season gets started and the rosters are stacked with Cubs. One candidate for Mike Quade’s […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/18/10

The Arizona Fall League and Venezuelan Winter League kick-off, while the Arizona Instructional League and the Pan American Qualifiers wind down. Several Cubs farmhands have bad first outings in Winter Ball. Chris Archer strikes out ten in six strong innings for team USA. Josh Vitters sees action at first and third and goes deep for […]

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 – 08/23/10

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 – 08/09/10

It’s crunch time for minor league teams fighting for playoff spots. The Chiefs are in the middle of a big series against the first place River Bandits. The Smokies are trying to fend off the second place Stars in a set between the two Southern League foes. The Daytona Cubs are ready to host the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/10

Three different Cubs prospects earn Player of the Week awards for their respective leagues. John Gaub, a product of the Mark DeRosa trade, is hammered in a rehab appearance in Mesa. Chris Rusin put together a good start in his Double-A debut. Brett Wallach’s first start in the Cubs organization turned into his first loss […]