Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/06/11

Game One Hundred Forty-Two: Cubs (61-80) vs. Reds (69-72) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Rodrigo Lopez (4-6, 4.94/1.51) vs. Mike Leake (11-9, 4.12/1.23) Updated 5:03pm CDT – Cubs Recalled D.J. LeMahieu, John Gaub and Luis Montanez from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/11

The end of the regular season is here, and the organization got a pleasant surprise as Boise rode the power bats of Ryan Cuneo, Reggie Golden, Paul Hoilman, and Rafael Lopez to qualify for the post-season in their last game. Boise joins Daytona and Tennessee as playoff teams, with the D-Cubs still struggling in all […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 09/05/11

Game One Hundred Forty-One: Cubs (60-80) vs. Reds (69-71) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Matt Garza (7-10, 3.64/1.32) vs. Dontrelle Willis (0-4, 4.10/1.47) Happy Labor Day from the CCO! The Cubs open a three-game series this afternoon […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 09/03/11

Game One Hundred Thirty-Nine: Cubs (59-79) vs. Pirates (63-75) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Casey Coleman (2-7, 7.14/1.90) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (0-1, 6.27/1.87) The Cubs will try to end their two-game losing streak this afternoon behind Casey […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/29/11

As the regular season enters its final week, Daytona struggles to find consistency before the playoffs as Logan Watkins continues to lead the way. Tennessee is only a game out of the second half championship thanks to the hot hitting of Jae-Hoon Ha. While Boise, Peoria, and Iowa are playing out the string, there continues […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/11

As the season begins to wind down in the minors, player movement again seems to be the norm. Arizona, Boise, Peoria and Daytona have all struggled as they have tried to integrate new players. But Peoria’s Richard Jones is still in play for the Midwest League Triple Crown, while Bryan LaHair is also in the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/22/11

It’s a brand new day for the Cubs’ Farm System. Here’s hoping for sunny skies ahead. The system’s teams responded by going a collective 12-7 over the past weekend, buoyed by Tennessee’s five-game winning streak. Iowa has also won four out of its past five games, while Peoria and Boise each posted a 2-2 record. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/15/11

Tennessee and Daytona each guaranteed a winning season, as both teams collected their 70th win as part of a system sweep on Friday. The minor league organization was a collective 11-7 to end the week. Great pitching performances from Eric Jokisch, Frank Del Valle, Matt Loosen, Casey Harman, Dae-Eun Rhee, Ryan Searle, and Casey Coleman […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/11/11

Who are those guys in the blue pinstripes? They certainly don’t look the Iowa team we know, as they ripped off three wins and obliterated league-leading Sacramento. Peoria went on their own winning streak, while Tennessee has gone back to their winning style of playing baseball. However, Boise was still having problems with their nemesis […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now at the three-quarter mark of the minor league season. At this point a system philosophy seemed to have emerged. However, the disconnect between the minors and the Major League front office appears to be stronger than ever; the in-season revolving door remains, as does the […]