Pitching Coaches, Roster Moves … and Cubs Rumors

Friday was a busy day for the Chicago National League Ball Club. In a move that caught everyone by surprise, Larry Rothschild stepped down as the Cubs pitching coach after nine seasons, three managers and two interim managers. Rothschild took the same position with the New York Yankees and signed a three-year contract worth nearly […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/16/10

One Cubs prospect hit for the cycle this weekend! Another was not so successful, going hitless and making an error in his first game in the system. Micah Hoffpauir finds instant success back in the minors after a rough stint in Chicago. The Smokies are still flying high, the I-Cubs are racking up the Ws, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/10

A depleted Iowa pitching staff tries to hold its own in a series with Portland. The Smokies notch their 70th win of the season, a total that has continued to climb since. Two Daytona starters have very different outings, Rob Whitenack on the positive side and Dae-Eun Rhee on the other. Su-Min Jung loses his […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/24/10

One Cub affiliate has won six straight games. Another leads their league in team batting average and runs scored. Three of the four affiliates have winning records! Andrew Cashner is finding success in Iowa. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report!

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/10/10

Starlin Castro’s promotion from Tennessee to the big leagues sparked a flurry of moves throughout the Cubs’ system on Friday. Chad Tracy was sent down to AAA-Iowa to make room for Castro on the Chicago roster. Josh Vitters was promoted from Daytona to fill Starlin’s spot on the Smokies roster. Rule Five Draft pick Mike […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/19/10

After a slow start, the Iowa Cubs are back on track. The Smokies have continued their hot start while the Daytona Cubs and Peoria Chiefs are both hovering around the .500 mark. One minor leaguer has been placed on the DL, one big leaguer will rehab in Mesa, and two former Chicago Cubs pitchers were […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/01/10

Only one week to go until minor league Opening Day! Today we continue our countdown with a list of five things to watch for in the Cubs’ farm system this season!

Is Jonny Gomes the Cubs First Choice?

Two of the Cubs rumored options have come off the “big board” in the last 48 hours. Rick Ankiel agreed to terms with the Royals and Jose Contreras will pitch for Charlie Manuel in Philly this season. Jim Hendry has two spots he would like to fill before Spring Training … a right-handed outfielder and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 04/12/09

Game Six: Cubs (3-2) vs. Brewers (2-3) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 175, 140 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Ryan Dempster (0-0, 3.00/1.50) vs. Jeff Suppan (0-1, 13.50/1.75) Lou Piniella’s crew will try to start the 2009 campaign off tonight with […]

Soto Could Miss Time

According to multiple reports on Wednesday night, Geovany Soto will have his right shoulder examined in Chicago on Thursday by Dr. Stephen Gryzlo. The report from the Sun-Times titled the “DL becomes a possibility for Soto” stated Soto does “not have a strong feeling on when he might return.” The Cubs have five open spots […]