Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2016 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staffs Thursday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2016 season. Marty Peavy (Triple-A Iowa), Mark Johnson (Double-A Tennessee), Buddy Bailey (High-A Myrtle Beach), Jimmy Gonzalez (Low-A South Bend), Jesus Feliciano (Short-Season Eugene), Carmelo Martinez (Rookie Ball Mesa), Claudio Almonte […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/06/14

Position Analysis – Catcher The fifth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on a position that was once considered the weakest in the entire organization, but now holds much promise: Catcher. Catcher The organization looks like it is willing […]

Iowa Cubs Place Mike Olt on 7-Day Disabled List

The Iowa Cubs announced prior to Wednesday’s game in Reno that INF Mike Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league DL with a strained left hamstring. Olt left Tuesday’s game in the eighth inning after suffering an apparent leg injury. Olt avoided colliding with Zac Rosscup fielding a popped up bunt attempt from Shawn […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/14

It was all about the First Round Draft Picks as the week ended and the second half began for most of the minor league teams. The Kyle Schwarber-less Boise Hawks have struggled mightily since his promotion, while his new team, the Kane County Cougars, won three out of four as Schwarber hit his first Low-A […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/02/14

The Cubs’ minor league system saw two of its teams trending the wrong way as Tennessee has lost seven straight despite a homer binge by Kris Bryant, while Daytona has lost five games in a row. Kane County split their four games to end the week as the Cougars received a combined shutout by Justin […]

The Daily CCO: Hammel Improves Stock with Saturday’s Shutout

Jason Hammel quieted the concerns about his right hand with an excellent outing Saturday at Miller Park. Hammel pitched seven innings of shutout ball and kept a very good Brewers offense guessing all afternoon. The Cubs are looking for Jason Hammel to be this season’s version of Paul Maholm and Scott Feldman and he could […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/29/14

The most dominant thing in the news from the Cubs minor leagues at the beginning of the week wasn’t Kris Bryant, but he ran a close second to the rain. Bad weather cancelled and delayed games but didn’t slow down Bryant, who was 6-for-8 with two home runs and two RBI in three games. That […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/07/14

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. Jacob Hannemann, Pin-Chieh Chen and Gioskar Amaya have started the season hot at the plate, while Tyler Skulina, Daury Torrez and Tayler Scott have sparkled on the mound. Albert Almora ended his 0-for start to the season in a big way on Saturday night. Almora went 5-for-6 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/17/14

Minor League Preview: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Top o’ the Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2014 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season series of articles to summarize and project how the Cubs’ minor league system stacks up on a position by position basis continues today. Second base was first on the list followed by third base, shortstop and first base. Today, the CCO focuses on a position that may be the weakest […]