Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/17/10

For those of us that enjoy keeping tabs on the minor league system, the 2010 Cubs Spring Training season has been a fun one. We’ve finally starting to see some progress with developing homegrown talent in the Cubs’ organization. With a mostly veteran starting eight at the big league level, it’s important to know that […]

Same Ole Samardzija – Cubs 3 Brewers 12

Game Eight – Cubs (ss) 3 Brewers 12 WP – Doug Davis (1-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-1) Save – None The Cubs long weekend of exhibition games got off to a bad start on Friday afternoon. The Brewers lit up Jeff Samardzija in the first inning and Doug Davis continued his domination of a […]

You Tube Friday: Cubs Minor Leagues

Time to take a break from the latest on the Milton Bradley saga, if the Cubs have enough to trade for Curtis Granderson, if Marlon Byrd is worth a three-year, $24 million contract and the rumor mill. Next week figures to be full of roster movement (reserve lists must be filed by November 20) and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/09

Here is the latest from the Cubs’ minor league system. Jeff Samardzija put together an excellent outing on Saturday … and Tyler Colvin is beginning to prove why the Cubs used a first round pick on him. Also Michael Brenly has really turned it on. The Boise Hawks began play on Friday and one of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/09

Here is your end of the week update from our Young Cubs. There was some interesting movement in the transaction log this week. Brandon Guyer couldn’t hit his weight at Tennessee so he got sent down to Daytona while Todd Blackford was throwing so poorly in Tennessee that I was surprised that Daytona was as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters continues to hit home runs and he is now up to 13 on the year for the Chiefs. If you check out the transaction log you will see that Tyler Colvin was called up to Tennessee from Daytona on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/21/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. It has been a pretty eventful beginning to week for first round picks. Josh Vitters (1st round pick 2007 Draft) is on a streak of historical proportions; he had at least three hits in five straight games and he homered in his last four before Wednesday. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/14/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. Please check out Iowa’s box scores from Tuesday and Wednesday. They scored 33 runs in their last two games…and Jake Fox is back and on a tear. Everything went as planned for Carlos Zambrano on Wednesday. His bullpen session went well and he will make a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. The weather cooperated for most of the week and the teams were able to get in most of their scheduled games. With the exception of Daytona, all of the teams are right in the hunt for first place with the Smokies […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/23/09

I’m back and so is the Shark, Jeff Samardzija will be called up on Thursday to pitch out of the Cubs’ pen. He had made two starts for Iowa and did very well for himself; in his last start he threw six innings of one-hit baseball in front of Jim Hendry who was in Iowa […]