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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Soto Likely Out for Wednesday

According to reports from Carrie Muskat and the Chicago Tribune, Geovany Soto will likely miss Wednesday’s series finale with the Houston Astros and “may be sidelined until the weekend series in Milwaukee.” Soto left in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s game with right shoulder soreness. Reports during the game indicated Soto’s departure was for […]

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A Recap of the Cubs’ Final Weekend in Arizona

While most were paying attention to college basketball, the Cubs had a very busy weekend. On the field they rolled over the White Sox, lost late to the Rockies and Mark DeRosa powered the Indians over Ted Lilly on Sunday. Lou Piniella named Kevin Gregg his closer on Sunday…Carlos Marmol was disappointed. Brad Snyder was […]

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Cubs Option Wells and Hart…Re-Assign So Taguchi

The Cubs announced the latest round of roster moves before Sunday’s game against the Tribe. Kevin Hart and Randy Wells were optioned to Triple-A Iowa and So Taguchi was reassigned to Minor League camp. Mark Johnson, Esteban German and Andres Blanco were also re-assigned to minor league camp.

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Slave to the Spring Grind

The extremely long Spring Training is slowly reaching a conclusion. The Cubs completed their 26th Cactus League game on Sunday (27th total contest) and Lou Piniella’s crew will begin playing games that count in two short weeks…Carlos Zambrano versus Roy Oswalt on April 6 in Houston. The Cubs’ Spring Training roster currently stands at 43 […]

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