Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/15

The Cubs’ minor league system ended the month of May with a mixed bag as South Bend saw the blossoming of Yasiel Balaguert. Myrtle Beach have their own emerging stars in Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young, while Willson Contreras is stepping into the spotlight in Tennessee. And a few of old hands, namely Arismendy Alcantara, […]


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The Daily CCO: Vote Cubs and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs came out on the wrong end of two of the three games with the Nationals and have Thursday off before welcoming the Royals to Wrigley for three games over the weekend. The Cubs will get another shot at the Nationals next week (June 4-7) for four games in D.C. The Jon Lester–Max Scherzer […]


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Javier Baez is Making A lot of Noise in Triple-A

Javier Baez is trying to make it difficult for the front office to leave him in Iowa. Baez has not said a word. Baez is producing at the plate. Javier Baez went hitless (0-for-3 with a sac fly RBI and a strikeout) in Monday’s 8-3 loss to Reno. Reports from the park indicated he just […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Homers, Rumors and Injury Updates than Wins

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs. From the action on the field to the rumors about which player the front office could select in the first round of the draft and which players the Cubs may be interested in to improve the big league roster, there wasn’t much down time over […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy Null and Paul Blackburn. Meanwhile, Iowa used the big fly to take three in a row […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Certain Kyle Schwarber is Staying Behind the Plate Long Term and Other News

Kyle Schwarber is expected to hit at the Major League level. The question with Schwarber is where will he play in the big leagues? Most outside of the Cubs’ organization think Schwarber will end up in the outfield. Jaron Madison, the Cubs’ farm director, is in Des Moines watching the I-Cubs and told Tommy Birch, […]


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Cubs’ Minor Leaguers Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber Played Longball

Two of the bigger names in a loaded farm system went yard Friday night down on the farm. Javier Baez hit a two-run homer, his third of the season, in the I-Cubs 10-9 victory over Tacoma. And Kyle Schwarber launched a three-run shot in the Smokies 4-1 victory. Javier Baez Javier Baez had a good […]


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Rambling as the Cubs are Finding an Identity

Hello again, everybody. The weather is warming, the flowers are blooming, but unlike spring times of the past, the Cubs are not swooning. No, this year’s team is starting to show what fans have patiently waited for since 2008. It is May 22, and folks, the Chicago Cubs have a winning record. If this is […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/15

It was not a good end to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as the five teams in play could manage only two wins in nine games. Myrtle Beach had a memorable comeback thanks to the hitting of Chesny Young and the pitching of Jonathan Martinez. The only other win came in Venezuela, as the […]


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When Javier Baez is Ready, Will the Cubs Shift the Infield?

The Cubs could soon have a very good problem, one that should make the other New York team rather envious … too many players and not enough positions on the field. Javier Baez is applying the adjustments at Triple-A Iowa and producing at the plate. While the Cubs are not in a rush to call […]


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