Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/29/13

The final days of the minor league season are upon us, and Tennessee, behind a power surge from Javier Baez, has locked up a playoff spot in the Southern League. Daytona moved into the post-season in style after a combined No-Hitter on Tuesday locked up a division title. Boise moved into a first place tie […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/13 The intensity has ramped up as we move into the final week of the minor league regular season. Tennessee moved closer to clinching a playoff spot as Javier Baez continued to wreak havoc in the Southern League. Daytona looked like an unstoppable force once the weather let […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/22/13

The minor league season is coming down to the wire as Tennessee had a winning streak snapped but reduced their magic number in the Southern League. Daytona continues to maintain a five game lead in the Florida State League with fourteen games left to play. Boise and the AZL Cubs are fighting for their playoff […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/13

The Cubs’ affiliates had a decent end of the week. Boise pulled to within a game of first place with help from Carlos Penalver. Kane County posted a couple of wins, while Iowa received an excellent spot start from Casey Coleman. Tennessee kept its grip on first place thanks to Javier Baez and two game […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/13

The Cubs’ farm system went streaking at the end of the week. Kris Bryant ran his hitting streak to 15 games while the Boise Hawks won three games in a row. Iowa posted five consecutive victories and enjoyed a 13 game hit streak from Jae-Hoon Ha. Daytona broke their streak of being rained out as […]

Eric Jokisch Tosses a No-Hitter and Other Cubs News and Notes

Cubs’ prospect Eric Jokisch had a night he will never forget on Tuesday in Jacksonville. Jokisch threw a nine-inning no-hitter against the Jacksonville Suns in his first game back from the disabled list. With a little help from Christian Villanueva and Javier Baez in the ninth inning, Jokisch notched the first no hitter for the […]

From the Wire … Cubs to Call-Up Donnie Murphy

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of infielder Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa and have called him up to take the spot on the roster of the recently DFA’d Julio Borbon. The Cubs signed Donnie Murphy to a minor league deal on April 3 and he has spent the season with the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Designate Julio Borbon for Assignment

According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs designated Julio Borbon for assignment following Friday afternoon’s game against the Dodgers. Borbon’s baserunning blunder in the ninth inning did not sit too well with Dale Sveum, but it is very doubtful that had anything to do with the Cubs’ decision. The Cubs were already playing […]

Cubs Do Not Get Good Wood – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Nine – Cubs 2, Dodgers 6 WP – Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-3) LP –Travis Wood (7-8) Save – None Friday afternoon was a struggle from the beginning and the Cubs lost what ended up being a long, ugly ballgame. The Cubs played a bad game. There were several misplayed balls in the outfield […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]