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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/02/10

Kyle Smit fairs well in his Smokies debut after coming over from the Dodgers organization. Brett Wallach, who was 6-0 with the Loons of the Midwest League this season, is set to make his debut with the Peoria Chiefs. Bryan LaHair has a three-homer game and picks up seven RBI! All four of the Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/26/10

One Cub affiliate just finished up an 8-0 road trip. J.R. Mathes breaks an Iowa record for career wins with the club. The first half champion Smokies have moved into first place for the second half as well. The Iowa Cubs pulled out a win despite two costly errors from their shortstop. Brenly stays hot, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/10

Several Cubs prospects are a part of Minors “Moniker Madness”. Tony Campana and Robinson Chirinos have been swinging hot bats. In Iowa, Samardzija and Chen made good starts but Mathes did not. Luis Flores and Junior Lake have both showed some power this past week in the Class-A ranks. Hayden Simpson is still ill, while […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/10

Andrew Cashner has broken into the big leagues. Micah Hoffpauir is still trying to earn his keep at AAA. Austin Bibens-Dirkx and the Smokies pitching staff have done a great job as of late. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/21/10

Andrew Cashner and Josh Vitters, the top pitching and hitting prospects in the organization respectively, are both doing well at their new levels. A few I-Cub hurlers are making their case for joining the Chicago Cubs bullpen. New names like D.J. Fitzgerald continue to stand out in Peoria. All that and more in today’s Down […]

Chicago Cubs Prospect Profile: Matthew Spencer

The Chicago Cubs acquired Matthew Spencer from the Oakland A’s last winter along with Jeff Gray and Ronny Morla for Aaron Miles and Jake Fox. The Philadelphia Phillies selected Spencer in third round (113rd overall) of 2007 draft. The Phillies traded Spencer along with Adrian Cardenas and Josh Outman to the A’s on July 17, […]

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

Starlin Castro’s promotion from Tennessee to the big leagues sparked a flurry of moves throughout the Cubs’ system on Friday. Chad Tracy was sent down to AAA-Iowa to make room for Castro on the Chicago roster. Josh Vitters was promoted from Daytona to fill Starlin’s spot on the Smokies roster. Rule Five Draft pick Mike […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/08/10

Game Thirty-One: Cubs (14-16) vs. Reds (14-15) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Tom Gorzelanny (1-3, 2.48/1.10) vs. Aaron Harang (1-4, 6.68/1.51) Updated 3:27pm CDT – Esmailin Caridad activated from 15-day DL – Jeff Gray Optioned […]

Lou Piniella’s Crew Swept by the Pirates – Cubs 1 Pirates 11

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs 1 Pirates 11 WP – Brian Burres (2-1) LP – Randy Wells (3-1) Save – None The headline says it all … and changes need to be made to the roster. Just when it appeared the Cubs had hit rock bottom in Twenty-Ten, they showed up to PNC Park on Thursday […]