Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/14

With one week to go in the minor league season, streaking is what seems to be the trend in the Cubs’ system. Kane County was winners of 13 straight thanks to excellent pitching from Jonathan Martinez, Tyler Ihrig, and Ben Wells. Both Daytona and Kyle Schwarber went on a five game roll, with the first […]

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The Daily CCO: Roster Moves, Starting Rotation, Edwin Jackson and Other Cubs News

The Cubs made four changes to the roster prior to Thursday’s game with the biggest move placing Edwin Jackson on the 15-day DL with a right lat strain. The Cubs filled Jackson’s spot on the active roster with LHP Zac Rosscup, a lefty reliever that should see an extended look down the stretch. Utilityman Logan […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Might Move Edwin Jackson to the Bullpen and Other News

Edwin Jackson had another bad outing Wednesday and according to multiple reports he could have lost his spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the year, and while he did not make any excuses for another poor outing, according to the Sun-Times […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/14

With time running out in the season, all of the Cubs’ top five minor league teams remain in the hunt for the playoffs. Boise will need some help, but is starting to get some production for Kevin Brown. Kane County is already in, and outfielder Jeffrey Baez is starting to make his presence felt. Daytona […]

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Cubs Mapping Out Plan for Pitching Staff in September

The front office and coaching staff are working on a plan for the pitching staff in September that does not appear at this time will include shutting any of the pitchers down before the end of the season. There are starters and relievers that are approaching career highs in innings or appearances that will likely […]

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The Daily CCO: Bryant Back on the Field, Hendricks Posts Another Quality Start and Other Cubs News

According to reports from the Des Moines Register, Kris Bryant expects to be back in the lineup for Tuesday’s game against Salt Lake. Bryant did some running and participated in batting practice before Monday’s game a day after an MRI on his left foot revealed a bruise. Marty Pevey told the Des Moines Register that Bryant […]

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The Daily CCO: Will the Cubs Slow Jake Arrieta’s Roll?

Jake Arrieta kept on rolling Sunday at Citi Field. Arrieta tossed seven innings of shutout ball, allowed two hits and walked two batters. The Mets put two runners on base once at the same time, and that was due to an error behind Arrieta that was erased by an excellent double play turned in by […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/16/14

CWe start this week with the somewhat surprising news of OF Junior Lake being optioned to Iowa, who has only 16 games left in their regular season. As Neil pointed out in the comments of a previous piece this should not be taken as poor roster management, but rather as a final notice for Lake. Although […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is the Cubs Shortstop and Other News and Notes

Starlin Castro was front and center prior to the opener against the Mets at Citi Field and was asked about the trade rumors to the Mets that popped up after the Cubs acquired Addison Russell from Oakland. According to multiple reports, Castro was unaware of the rumors, but the New York media is convinced the […]

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From the Wire: Cubs Option OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa, Recall RHP Dan Straily

According to multiple reports following Friday’s game, the Cubs optioned OF Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa to make room on the 25-man roster for RHP Dan Straily. The Cubs will officially recall Straily from Iowa prior to Saturday’s game. The Cubs announced Thursday that Dan Straily would make his Cubs debut Saturday night at Citi […]

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