The Daily CCO: Parker Up, Vitters Out and Two Minor Leaguers Suspended

Before the Cubs had a frustrating night in San Francisco, the team announced Blake Parker had been recalled from Triple-A Iowa for a couple of days. Wesley Wright was placed on the paternity list. Wright was expected to catch-up with the team on Friday in Milwaukee. Wright can be out for the three games on […]

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The Daily CCO: Samardzija Wins, Hammel’s Hand and the Cubs Weekend in Review

A pitcher’s win-loss record is downplayed in the game today because it is not the best way to judge how a starter is performing. And while many call it a meaningless stat, and rightfully so, pitchers may view it differently. Jeff Samardzija picked up his first victory since last August on Monday and after the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/14

Bombs Away! … As the longball proved to be the theme to start the week in the minor leagues. Kane County was the only team not to hit a home run, but won two out of three thanks to the clutch hitting of Ben Carhart. Daytona has taken six out of their last eight games […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/19/14

High drama was the key words to end the week in the Cubs minor league system. Iowa had a dramatic comeback on Sunday capped by a three-run home run from Arismendy Alcantara. Daytona benefitted from three RBI by Zeke DeVoss as it had to walk a tightrope to win 11-9 on Saturday. And the system […]

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Cubs Injury Updates: Zac Rosscup, Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney

The Cubs received good news Friday on lefty Zac Rosscup. An MRI on his left shoulder revealed no structural damage but indicated Rosscup has some inflammation in his shoulder. Rosscup told Carrie Muskat the MRI revealed “a little bit of fluid” in his shoulder as well. Rosscup said he should “be down a week or […]

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Bryant Keeps Impressing, Vizcaino Progressing and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant is off to a very good start to his first full season of professional baseball. Bryant is performing at the plate (.322/.418/.605/1.023, 20 walks, 10 doubles, 11 home runs) the way the front office expected he would when the Cubs selected him with the second overall pick in last June’s draft. Bryant is […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Hoping for a New Day

Hello again, everybody. It is just not getting any better. Maybe it will, but it is rough right now. Yes, this is Captain Obvious saying ‘hello.’ There was a legion of fans supporting Tom, Theo and Jed, but that group is winnowing, and the sharks are out in full force now. It’s an interesting conversation […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/14

Big time comebacks were the news Sunday as both Tennessee and Iowa worked their way back from big deficits to prevail. The Smokies have some of the hottest bats in baseball as Kris Bryant, Stephen Bruno, Charles Cutler, Rafael Lopez, and Rubi Silva are all on a roll. The dramatics by Iowa and Tennessee overshadowed […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/14

The future looked a little brighter in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week as Kris Bryant had a two-homer game. Unsung heroes John Andreoli and Bijan Rademacher continued to impress, while Josh Vitters homered in four straight games. Arodys Vizcaino made is Double-A debut in a blowout win for the Smokies on […]

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Cubs Promote Vizcaino to Double-A, Veras Begins Rehab and Other News and Notes

Arodys Vizcaino was rather impressive in the spring as he tried to make the big league team out of camp. The Cubs optioned Vizcaino to the minors instead and had him begin the year at High-A Daytona. The weather factored in the front office’s decision on where to start the hard-throwing right hander. The Cubs […]

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