Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/13

The horrid Midwest weather has played havoc with the schedule for Kane County, as it was only dry enough for them to split a doubleheader. Daytona evened their record thanks to the bats of John Andreoli and Stephen Bruno. The two hottest players in the Cubs’ minor leagues are Jae-Hoon Ha and Rubi Silva, with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/15/13

Poor weather has played havoc with all of baseball this spring, as postponements and hostile conditions have had their effect, even in the minor leagues. The conditions aren’t the only thing that was hostile this week, as tempers flared in Daytona, resulting in an ejections and suspensions. Kane County can’t seem to do things easy […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/25/13

Minor League Preview: Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Rusin and Bogusevic Among Fifth Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the fifth round of spring roster cuts on Friday morning, and all but set the 25-man roster they will begin the season with on April 1 in Pittsburgh. Dave Sappelt has made the Opening Day roster and will begin the year as the Cubs’ fifth outfielder. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A […]

Dodgers Ding Up Feldman – Cubs 4, Dodgers 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs (ss) 4, Dodgers 5 WP – Stephen Fife (2-0) LP – Scott Feldman (0-3) Save – Sean White (1) The Cubs and Dodgers squared off for the fourth and final time this spring on Thursday afternoon … and the Cubs could not dodge another spring loss to Los Angeles. […]

Cubs Get a Pass Against the Rangers – Cubs 5, Rangers 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs 5, Rangers 4 WP – Shawn Camp (1-0) LP – Johan Yan (0-1) Save – Blake Parker (2) The Cubs were able to squeak past the Rangers on Tuesday afternoon at HoHoKam Park, and ended up splitting their spring games against Texas with Tuesday’s win. The difference in the […]

Cubs Battle, Settle for a Split in Las Vegas – Cubs 5, Rangers 8

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 8 WP – Robbie Ross (2-0) LP – Carlos Villanueva (0-2) Save – Chad Bell (1) The Cubs could not rebound from an 8-1 hole in the seventh inning and dropped the second game at Cashman Field in Las Vegas to the Texas Rangers. The […]

Samardzija Solid in Sin City – Cubs 5, Rangers 1

Spring Training Game Twenty-Two – Cubs (ss) 5, Rangers (ss) 1 WP – Jeff Samardzija (2-0) LP – Nick Tepesch (0-1) Save – None The Cubs started their annual trip to Las Vegas on a positive note with a victory over the Rangers behind an excellent outing from Jeff Samardzija. Jeff Samardzija put together his […]

Rusin Dazzles the Dodgers – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 8, Dodgers 1 WP – Chris Rusin (2-0) LP – Chris Capuano (0-1) Save – None Chris Rusin has quietly put together a very good spring and in the process has put himself in the mix to break camp as the second lefty in the Cubs’ pen. Rusin continued […]

A Spring Shut Out – Cubs 0, Rockies 2

Spring Training Game Eighteen – Cubs 0, Rockies 2 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (1-1) LP – Edwin Jackson (0-2) Save – Will Harris (2) The Cubs wasted two bases loaded opportunities in the first three innings of Wednesday’s game before the bats went cold. The Cubs were shut out for the first time […]