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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/10

One Cubs prospect hit for the cycle! Another was named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week. In Daytona, the Cubs are hoping for a second half that involves a lot more winning than their first half did. The Peoria Chiefs are looking forward to their All-Star break, which is about a week away. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/29/10

Today, we continue our look at the coaches in the Cubs minor league system. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series if you haven’t yet. So far, the coaches that we’ve profiled stay with one team throughout the year. There are other coaches in the system, called roving instructors, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/10

For today’s Down on the Farm Report we pick up where we left off on Monday, taking a look at the Cubs’ minor league coaching staffs. Monday’s post covered the Daytona Cubs, Tennessee Smokies and Iowa Cubs, so today we start with the Cubs Low-A clubs. These guys will be working with the really young […]

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 […]

Cubs Name Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Chicago Cubs announced their minor league managers and coaches last Thursday. Ryne Sandberg, who was promoted to Triple-A earlier in the month, will have Mike Mason and Von Joshua on his staff in Iowa. Von Joshua replaced Gerald Perry, who is now in the Red Sox organization, as the Cubs hitting coach last year. […]

Looking Back at ’84: Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

On Monday, September 24, 1984 the Chicago Cubs accomplished a feat the organization had not done in 39 years … they won a pennant. Rick Sutcliffe allowed only two hits, faced 28 batters in nine innings and the Cubs defeated the Pirates in Pittsburgh, 4-1. Rick Sutcliffe struck out Joe Orsulak for the final out […]

Looking Back at ’84: The Sandberg Game

On a Saturday afternoon with Bob Costas calling the game for NBC, Ryne Sandberg cemented himself in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs. One of the greatest games in franchise history has since been nicknamed ‘The Sandberg Game‘ and for many reasons June 23, 1984 will be forever etched in the memory of generations […]

Lilly Opens Wrigley with a Goose Egg – Cubs 4 Rockies 0

Game Seven – Cubs 4 Rockies 0 WP – Ted Lilly (2-0) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (1-1) Save – None The Cubs 2009 Home Opener belonged to Ted Lilly. With Aramis Ramirez, Milton Bradley and Geovany Soto out of the starting lineup, Lilly led his team to an impressive shutout victory over the Colorado Rockies…after […]

From the CCO Inbox

While the Cubs enjoy their last day off of the spring, it is time for the latest from the CCO Inbox. Once the season begins, the CCO will pass on info, links and other cool stuff that readers email us on days the Cubs are not playing. In recent days the inbox has received photos […]