Rings for the Champs, MiLB Pace-of-Game Rules and News from the Cubs Farm System

The Kane County Cougars rolled through the Midwest League last season and ended up the last team standing after a perfect 7-0 mark in the post-season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. Mark Johnson, who is now the manager of High-A Myrtle Beach, led his team to a 91-49 record in the regular season. […]

The Daily CCO: Arizona Not Willing to Pay the Price to Acquire a Catcher and Cubs News and Rumors

It was a rather busy end of the week for the Chicago Cubs. Not only did the team announce signing OF Chris Denorfia to a one-year contract worth a reported $2.6 million with a $400,000 incentives package, the front office designated LHP Mike Kickham for assignment to open a spot on the roster for Denorfia. […]

Kane County Wins the 2014 MiLBY for the Best Team in Minor League Baseball

The 2014 Midwest League Champions received another trophy Tuesday when the Kane County Cougars were awarded the MiLBY for the Best Team of the Year. The Cubs Low-A affiliate received both the staff and fan vote for top team of 2014. Low-A Kane County, led by manager Mark Johnson, won 91 games during the regular […]

Cubs Changing Low-A Affiliate, Moving from Kane County to South Bend

The Cubs have reached an agreement on a four-year player development contract with South Bend to move the team’s Class Low-A affiliate from Kane County to South Bend. The Cubs PDC with South Bend runs through the 2018 season. The South Bend franchise was the Low-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and called the ‘Silver […]

Cubs Extend Player Development Contract with Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday a two-year extension that will keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Iowa through the 2018 season. The Cubs player development contract was not set to expire until after the 2016 season but the long-time partners agreed on an extension. The Cubs and I-Cubs have the eighth longest current continuous minor […]

The Cubs are in the Middle of the Minor League Affiliate Shuffle

The Cubs could soon have new affiliates for its Short-Season Low-A, Class Low-A and Class High-A teams. The Cubs did not renew its Player Development Contracts with Boise, Kane County and Daytona before last Thursday’s deadline and the front office has already informed the Hawks’ GM, Todd Rahr, that the Cubs have decided to look […]

The Kane County Cougars are the 2014 Midwest League Champions

Kane County’s tremendous season ended with a ring Saturday night in Ohio as the Cougars beat the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) 7-2 to wrap up the Midwest League Championship. Kane County followed up a 91-win regular season with a perfect 7-0 mark in the playoffs and finished the championship season with a 98-49 record. […]

Cubs Did Not Renew Player Development Contract with the Boise Hawks

During an interview with Paul Gerke on KIVITV in Boise, Hawks’ General Manager Todd Rahr said the Cubs did not renew its player development contract with the Boise Hawks by Thursday’s midnight deadline and informed him the Cubs have decided to look for a new affiliate for its Short-Season Low-A team. The Boise Hawks have […]

Jake Arrieta Reportedly Set to Make First Rehab Start and Other Cubs News

Happy Minor League Opening Day The Cubs announced Wednesday that Jake Arrieta is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee. Arrieta completed a simulated game prior to the opener on Monday and said at the time everything went well. Arrieta was to stay with the team until he was ready to begin a […]

Kane County Cougars Release Tentative Opening Day Roster

The Kane County Cougars, the Low-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, open their 2014 season on Thursday night at Quad Cities. The Cougars released their tentative Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. Several of the top prospects in the system will be part of Kane County’s first roster. Jacob Hannemann, Shawon Dunston Jr., Danny Lockhart […]