Cubs News and Tidbits … While Waiting for Pitchers and Catchers to Report

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 11 days, the first full squad workout is in just 19 days and Opening Day in the Cactus League is only 25 days away. Baseball is around the corner. The blizzard that hit Chicago on Tuesday did damage to Wrigley Field. Due to the high winds, a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/15/10

The Mesa Solar Sox are eliminated from postseason contention. One Cubs prospect is named an All-Star and is released all in the span of 24-hours. Eight minor leaguers in the organization become free agents while four others re-sign with the club. A few Cubs farmhands are set to play in Australia, while Austin Bibens-Dirkx is […]

Cubs Moves from Down on the Farm

The Cubs continued making roster moves this week, both at the Major and Minor League levels. John Grabow was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday. Brad Snyder was outrighted off the Cubs 40-man roster Wednesday and became a free agent. Eight players in the Cubs’ system filed for free agency on November 6 and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/13/10

The Tennessee Smokies won their playoff series against the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx! They are set to begin the Southern League Finals! Two members of the Tennessee press box receive awards for their fine work. Two Cubs farmhands are named to the roster of Team USA for the Pan American Games. Four guys are added […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/10

We’ve hit the final stretch of the regular season of minor league baseball. Going into this weekend, the Iowa Cubs are still fighting for a playoff berth. The Daytona Cubs are trying to fight off elimination. The Tennessee Smokies are riding-high trying to stay smoking hot as they head into the postseason. The Peoria Chiefs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/10

The three newest Cubs pitching prospects make their organizational debuts. One Cubs right-hander who started the year with Peoria will join the Smokies for their playoff run. The Iowa Cubs bullpen looks sharp as relievers vie for spots in the big league ‘pen in September. Esmailin Caridad is finally pitching again after months away from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/10

Three different Cubs prospects earn Player of the Week awards for their respective leagues. John Gaub, a product of the Mark DeRosa trade, is hammered in a rehab appearance in Mesa. Chris Rusin put together a good start in his Double-A debut. Brett Wallach’s first start in the Cubs organization turned into his first loss […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/26/10

One Cub affiliate just finished up an 8-0 road trip. J.R. Mathes breaks an Iowa record for career wins with the club. The first half champion Smokies have moved into first place for the second half as well. The Iowa Cubs pulled out a win despite two costly errors from their shortstop. Brenly stays hot, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/23/10

Hayden Simpson may not see game action this summer. Carlos Zambrano makes a rehab trip to Des Moines. All four Cub affiliates are playing good baseball, including big winning streaks for the young Cubs in Daytona and Iowa. In Peoria, Hak-Ju Lee hit his first home run of the year and was a double short […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/05/10

Two Iowa Cubs have been named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Three of the nine Smokies named to the Southern League All-Star Game will be in the starting lineup. After a rain out yesterday, the I-Cubs find themselves temporarily at the bottom of the pack in the PCL American North. A viral infection has prevented […]