Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/15

The Cubs’ affiliates have a new first place team as the Eugene Emeralds took the top spot thanks to the hot hitting of Donnie Dewees and Matt Rose. South Bend remained in first place due to excellent pitching from Tommy Thorpe and Corbin Hoffner. A 4-for-4 performance by Jeimer Candelario got Myrtle Beach their first […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/29/15

Streaks were the big story to start the week as South Bend came off of All-Star break and extended their winning streak to five games thanks to Gleyber Torres. Winning four games in a row brought Eugene’s record even as Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ came up big. Both Tennessee and Iowa had modest two […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Draft Signings, Roster Moves and Rumors

While the Cubs struggled on the field at Busch Stadium, the rumors picked up during the last weekend of June. The Cubs have been linked to several pitchers that are expected to be moved before the deadline. The Cubs made one roster move after another and welcomed back Neil Ramirez. Jorge Soler starts a rehab […]


Share on Fancred

Kyle Schwarber Collects Three Hits, Smacks First Triple-A Homer

The I-Cubs beat New Orleans on Saturday night 6-1 behind a strong pitching performance from LHP Drake Britton and a 12-hit attack that included Kyle Schwarber’s first home run. Kyle Schwarber batted third for Iowa, started behind the plate and went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and two runs scored. Schwarber’s home run cleared […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Big Test Awaits Cubs in St. Louis and Other News and Rumors

After splitting the four-game series with the Dodgers, the Cubs hit the road for six games over the next seven days with three in St. Louis and three in New York. And the trip begins with a big test for the Cubs against the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs enter […]


Share on Fancred

Rambling About the Cubs with September in Sight

Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks now, but we are back in the saddle on this fine Friday morning. While the past two losses have been quite disappointing, winning four in a row was a nice treat. This team is loose, it’s having fun, it’s got each other’s backs, and most importantly, […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/15

The end of an exciting week saw three affiliates start the second half of their seasons as Tennessee got a big boost from catcher Taylor Davis. South Bend also started off with a win as Jason Vosler went deep. Iowa swept a doubleheader thanks to an excellent pitching performance by Carlos Pimentel and Eugene took […]


Share on Fancred

Kyle Schwarber and Carl Edwards Jr. to Represent the Cubs in SiriusXM Radio Futures Game

The rosters for the upcoming SiriusXM Radio Futures Game were released Thursday and the Cubs will be represented by two of its top prospects. C Kyle Schwarber and RHP Carl Edwards Jr. were named to the U.S. Team. The SiriusXM Radio Futures Game is part of the All-Star Game festivities and will take place on […]


Share on Fancred

The Daily CCO: Maddon Has the Cubs Playing with Confidence

The Cubs won their fourth game in a row Tuesday night, a 1-0 victory in 10 innings over the first place Dodgers. The Cubs improved to a season-high nine games over .500 (39-30) with their Major League leading ninth walk-off win of the year. It’s been a long time since the Cubs were nine games […]


Share on Fancred

From the Wire: Cubs Option C Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa, Recall OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs made two roster moves official Monday. The Cubs optioned C Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa and OF Matt Szczur was recalled to take the spot on the active roster. With Monday’s two roster moves, the Cubs 25-man roster currently consists of 13 pitchers (five starters, eight relievers) and 12 position players. Matt Szczur […]


Share on Fancred