Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 01/07/15

A player that is performing under the radar that may have some impact on the Cubs’ Major League roster is Jonathan Herrera. Signed to a minor league contract this off-season, the 30- year old infielder is a six year Major League veteran, playing with Colorado and Boston. A switch-hitter, Herrera has a career batting average […]


Share on Fancred

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Clear Waivers, Outrighted to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, INF/OF Logan Watkins and RHP Donn Roach cleared waivers and both players were outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Monday. The Cubs designated Watkins and Roach for assignment last Friday to clear two spots on the 40-man roster for C/1B Ryan Lavarnway and OF/1B Shane Peterson. The Cubs claimed Lavarnway off waivers […]


Share on Fancred

From the Wire: Cubs Claim Ryan Lavarnway, Shane Peterson Off Waivers and DFA Donn Roach, Logan Watkins

The Cubs announced four roster moves Friday afternoon. The team claimed C/1B Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers and OF/1B Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To make room on the 40-man roster for Lavarnway and Peterson, the Cubs designated RHP Donn Roach and INF/OF Logan Watkins for assignment. The Cubs […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/23/14

Position Analysis – Shortstop The third installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis looks at a position which will probably have most fans and media members talking about this off-season: Shortstop. Shortstop The fans of the Iowa Cubs can sing a version of […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Position Analysis – Second Base

The next installment of our positional analysis, we move onto perhaps what will be the most talked about and anticipated position in the Cubs lineup next season, second base. With Theo Epstein going on record that Javier Baez will spend all of next season at the keystone, let’s take a look at a position that […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/16/14

Position Analysis – Second Base The second installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the Cubs minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis focuses on a position that has recently become one of the strongest in the organization: Second Base Second Base If there can be considered a good luck position […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/14

Position Analysis – First Base A series of reports over the off-season will summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. Today, the CCO looks at a position that was once a strength in the organization but now has some questions: First Base. First Base For the second […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Month In Review – September

In the final month of the season, Cubs fans learned a lot about their team and got a glimpse of what they might see next season. The Cubs played a lot of teams in the thick of the playoff race and held their own, finishing with a 12-13 record without much help from Starlin Castro […]


Share on Fancred

Cubs Steal One from the Brewers, End the Season with a Win – Cubs 5, Brewers 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs 5, Brewers 2 WP – Jacob Turner (2-4) LP – Mike Fiers (6-5) Save – Hector Rondon (29) The Cubs ended the organization’s 139th season on a positive note with a win at Miller Park over the Brewers. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning that gave the […]


Share on Fancred

Too Many Swings and Too Many Misses – Brewers 2, Cubs 1

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs 1, Brewers 2 WP – Wily Peralta (17-11) LP – Tsuyoshi Wada (4-4) Save – Francisco Rodriguez (44) The offense could not make enough contact against Wily Peralta on Saturday night as the Cubs dropped the second game of the final series to the Brewers. The Cubs allowed Wily Peralta […]


Share on Fancred