Cubs Weekend Headlines: Jake Arrieta Makes History

Jake Arrieta pitched his way into the history books Sunday Night and ended road trip with a truly dominating performance. Arrieta didn’t just pitch a no-hitter, he no-hit the Dodgers. Arrieta faced two over the minimum with 12 strikeouts on 116 pitches, 80 for strikes. Jake Arrieta will be named NL Pitcher of the Week […]

Mark Johnson Named Carolina League Manager of the Year, Two Cubs Prospects Year-End League All-Stars

The Carolina League announced Saturday Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ skipper Mark Johnson was named the league’s Manager of the Year. Mark Johnson was the Midwest League Manager of the Year last season when he led the Kane County Cougars to the championship. Baseball America also tabbed Johnson its Minor League Manager of the Year. Johnson’s Kane […]

Three Cubs Prospects Named Northwest League All-Stars and News from Down on the Farm

The first-ever Northwest League and Pioneer League All-Star Game is Tuesday, Aug. 4 and three Cubs’ prospects were named to Northwest League squad last week. OF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Oscar De La Cruz and RHP Pedro Araujo will serve as reserves on the Northwest League team. Eloy Jimenez has performed quite well in 31 games […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Meet the Minor League Managers

Meet the Minor League Managers As a primer to the upcoming minor league season, here is an in-depth look at the managers of each level of the Cubs’ system. Marty Pevey, Triple-A Iowa With a 33-year career of professional baseball, Marty Pevey brings a wealth of knowledge as he enters his third season as the […]

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. […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2015 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staff Wednesday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2015 season. The 2015 season will be the first year for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High-A), South Bend Cubs (Low-A) and the Eugene Emeralds (Short-Season Low-A) in the Cubs’ system, joining […]

Baseball America Tabs Mark Johnson as Minor League Manager of the Year and Cubs News from the Farm

The Kane County Cougars had an excellent season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. While the players won the games (91-49 regular season record, 7-0 in post-season), Mark Johnson called the shots and was named Baseball America’s Minor League Manager of the Year. The former big league catcher dealt with roster turnover (51 different […]

Will the Cubs Off-Season Include Signing Russell Martin?

With free agency ready to begin, the position player the Cubs have been connected to for several months, Russell Martin, is about to hit the market. When the front office stated their goals for the off-season, it was before Joe Maddon became available. If the Cubs land Maddon, as expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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 […]