Jim Hendry is Shopping … Gorzelanny and Fukudome?

With six shopping days left before Christmas, Jim Hendry is talking to at least one free agent and is shopping a couple of his own players. The question is, will he find any takers? Reports surfaced Friday morning that the Mets are interested in Tom Gorzelanny. Then came the tweet from Jerry Crasnick (ESPN) that […]

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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 – 08/16/10

One Cubs prospect hit for the cycle this weekend! Another was not so successful, going hitless and making an error in his first game in the system. Micah Hoffpauir finds instant success back in the minors after a rough stint in Chicago. The Smokies are still flying high, the I-Cubs are racking up the Ws, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/09/10

The future was on display on Wednesday as the Peoria Chiefs were victorious in the third annual Road to Wrigley game! The I-Cubs and Smokies are gearing up for their upcoming All-Star breaks. Hak-Ju Lee and Brett Jackson are set for the XM Radio MLB Futures Game. The Cubs have signed their fifth round draft […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/24/10

Brett Jackson continues to shine in Daytona. All four teams are within two games of each other in the PCL American Northern Division. Four Chiefs played in the Midwest League All-Star Game. The Mesa Cubs have started their season. Two Cubs prospects will play in the MLB Futures Game! All that and more in today’s […]

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

One Cub affiliate put together a nice string of victories while another dropped three of four. The rest of the Iowa pitching staff, which was depleted by several call-ups, has been pitching well. Also, a flurry of Korean-born prospects have played well in Peoria. In the mean time, the Cubs are set to make the […]

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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.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/10

Three Cubs prospects have been named to the Florida State League All-Star team. One of the Cubs top pitching prospects has been converted to the bullpen … and is expected to join the big league team Monday. Chad Tracy continues to rake in Iowa, while Mike Fontenot is getting most of the starting third base […]

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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 […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/19/10

After a slow start, the Iowa Cubs are back on track. The Smokies have continued their hot start while the Daytona Cubs and Peoria Chiefs are both hovering around the .500 mark. One minor leaguer has been placed on the DL, one big leaguer will rehab in Mesa, and two former Chicago Cubs pitchers were […]

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