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 […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/11/13

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s report, Kane County records their first wins of the season thanks to OF Bijan Rademacher. Jorge Soler and the Daytona Cubs flexed their muscles against Brevard County. Tennessee dropped a tight pair of games to Pensacola, despite the efforts of Jae-Hoon Ha […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/08/13

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, pitching seemed to be the word in Tennessee as their staff struck out 38 batters in the first three games. Daytona also received excellent pitching performances from Starling Peralta, Yao-Lin Wang, and Frank Del Valle. However, things are a struggle in the early going for Kane County and […]

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Tennessee Smokies Release 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Tennessee Smokies released their 2013 Opening Day roster on Tuesday. The Smokies open the season on Thursday, April 4 in Pensacola against the Blue Wahoos. Buddy Bailey will call the shots for the Smokies this season. Jeff Fassero (pitching coach), Desi Wilson (hitting coach) and Carlos Figueroa round out Bailey’s coaching staff. The Smokies’ […]

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Feldman Falters, Cubs Battle Back and Tie the Royals – Cubs 9, Royals 9

Spring Training Game Thirty-Five – Cubs 9, Royals (ss) 9 WP – None LP – None Save – None The Cubs were down 8-2 going into the eighth inning on Wednesday night in Surprise. The Cubs scored five runs in the eighth and cut Kansas City’s lead to 8-7. The Royals added a run in […]

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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 […]

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A Good Day for Rusin and the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 4, Indians 3

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Indians 3 WP – Chris Rusin (3-0) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) Save – Jensen Lewis (3) The Cubs topped the Indians in the third and final meeting of the spring with the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Chris Rusin and Michael Bowden pitched a combined seven innings of […]

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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. […]

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Baez, Soriano and the Cubs Bash the Royals – Cubs 8, Royals 3

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs (ss) 8, Royals 3 WP – Hisanori Takahashi (1-1) LP – Bruce Chen (1-1) Save – None While Jeff Samardzija was the story in Las Vegas, the Cubs bats were the show at HoHoKam Park on Saturday afternoon. The Cubs completed the split squad sweep with a spring win […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/25/13

Five Players to Watch: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona This is the second in a series of articles highlighting some of the players not noted on off-season prospect lists. The players are listed in alphabetical order, and as they are presently listed on rosters. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily reflect where each […]

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