Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/15

It has become a week for big hitter as home runs seem to be flying out at will. South Bend welcomed Kevin Encarnacion back as he hit a towering blast. Tennessee got an unexpected power surge from Wes Darvill. And the Iowa Cubs are simply feasting as Christian Villanueva, Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara, and Javier […]


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Marlins Hand the Cubs a Loss – Marlins 5, Cubs 2

Game Fifty – Cubs 2, Marlins 5 WP – Brad Hand (1-1) LP – Kyle Hendricks (1-2) Save – A.J. Ramos (5) Kyle Hendricks gave up a pair of two-out doubles that accounted for all four runs he allowed. Giancarlo Stanton took Zac Rosscup deep in the seventh. Anthony Rizzo and Junior Lake doubled in […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Recall OF Matt Szczur, Option OF/INF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced two roster moves just prior to Tuesday night’s game in Miami. The Cubs recalled OF Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa and optioned OF/INF Mike Baxter to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs active roster currently consists of 13 pitchers (five starters and eight relievers) and 12 position players. Matt Szczur is with the Cubs […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/15

The Cubs’ minor league system ended the month of May with a mixed bag as South Bend saw the blossoming of Yasiel Balaguert. Myrtle Beach have their own emerging stars in Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young, while Willson Contreras is stepping into the spotlight in Tennessee. And a few of old hands, namely Arismendy Alcantara, […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Splitting with the Royals, Draft News and a Bunch of Rumors

Even with only two games it was a typically busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs ended up with a split of the two-game series with the Royals and finished May with a 14-14 record. More rumors surfaced on which players the front office could try to acquire to improve the big league roster. […]


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The Daily CCO: Front Office Constantly Looking for Ways to Improve Cubs Roster

While the players received their only day off of the month in Chicago, the front office is looking for ways both internally and externally to improve the big league team. The Cubs enter play Friday in second place in the division, 5 ½ back of the Cardinals, but just a half-game in front of the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/29/15

It was thrilling end of the week for the Cubs affiliates as Andrew Ely of South Bend experienced the pure adrenalin of an inside-the-park home run. Both Kyle Schwarber of Tennessee and Matt Szczur of Iowa had the exhilaration of a walk-off win. And Myrtle Beach had a doubleheader sweep thanks to the pitching of […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience with Soler, Kyle Schwarber and Cubs News on Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! A tip of the cap to the men and women that have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. It is Memorial Day and for the first time this decade, the Cubs have a winning record on the last Monday in May. The Cubs enter a very difficult homestand five games over […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy Null and Paul Blackburn. Meanwhile, Iowa used the big fly to take three in a row […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/15

It was not a good end to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as the five teams in play could manage only two wins in nine games. Myrtle Beach had a memorable comeback thanks to the hitting of Chesny Young and the pitching of Jonathan Martinez. The only other win came in Venezuela, as the […]


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