Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Close on Carlos Pena?

Updated – 12/8/10 – 1:00am CT – The Cubs are close on a one-year, $10 million deal with Carlos Pena. Multiple reports early Wednesday morning indicated the Cubs had agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Carlos Pena. According to the Sun-Times, the deal is close but not done and could be made official […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/06/10

Starlin Castro reports to the Dominican to play winter ball. Marcos Mateo sees lots of action on the hill. Catchers like Robinson Chirinos and Welington Castillo continue to take their off-season cuts. Jeff Gray makes an appearance in the VWL. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report!

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/15/10

The Mesa Solar Sox are eliminated from postseason contention. One Cubs prospect is named an All-Star and is released all in the span of 24-hours. Eight minor leaguers in the organization become free agents while four others re-sign with the club. A few Cubs farmhands are set to play in Australia, while Austin Bibens-Dirkx is […]

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Cubs Moves from Down on the Farm

The Cubs continued making roster moves this week, both at the Major and Minor League levels. John Grabow was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday. Brad Snyder was outrighted off the Cubs 40-man roster Wednesday and became a free agent. Eight players in the Cubs’ system filed for free agency on November 6 and […]

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From the Wire … Gray Outrighted to Triple-A

The Cubs 40-man roster shuffle continued on Tuesday. According to a report from the Daily Herald, Jeff Gray was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa creating another spot on the Cubs’ 40-man roster. The Cubs big league roster currently stands at 37 players. Jeff Gray was acquired on December 3, 2009 from the Oakland A’s along with […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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