Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/24/12

To start this week, the mid-May shuffle took a positive spin as pitchers PJ Francescon, Eric Jokisch, Brooks Raley, and Travis Wood were all promoted a level. The promotions can be seen as a positive step for the organization, as each level is closing in on playing at the .500 level, while Peoria and Tennessee […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/21/12

The mid-May shuffle is now having an impact on all levels of the organization. Unfortunately, it is injuries, and not performance that is causing the shake-up. However, that doesn’t mean that some players haven’t deserved some consideration. Anthony Rizzo is posting MVP-type numbers, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha are bouncing back from rough stretches […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/09/12

Welcome everyone to a new minor league season. This week, timely hitting, great defense, and some fine pitching performances allowed Peoria to start out 2-1 for the season. Rubi Silva and Arismendy Alcantara came out swinging in Daytona. Nick Struck pitched an Opening Day gem in Tennessee, while Brett Jackson showed why he is the […]

The Peoria Chiefs Announce 2012 Opening Day Roster

The Cubs’ Low Class-A affiliate Peoria Chiefs announced their Opening Day roster Monday and will feature several of the top prospects in the organization. The Low Class-A Peoria Chiefs roster is highlighted by Zeke DeVoss, Marco Hernandez, Reggie Golden, Ben Wells, Jose Rosario and Taiwan Easterling. A majority of the Opening Day roster for the […]

Cubs Pitching Steps Up in the Split Squads – Cubs 2, Padres 0 – Cubs 2, Diamondbacks 3

Spring Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (SS) 2, Padres 0 WP – Paul Maholm (1-1 LP – Tim Stauffer (1-2 Save – Rafael Dolis (2) Spring Game Twenty-Seven – Cubs (SS) 2, Diamondbacks 3 WP – Ian Kennedy (2-2) LP – Jay Jackson (1-1) Save – J.J. Putz (1) The Cubs played their fifth and final […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/19/12

Minor League Preview – Low-A Peoria Chiefs and High-A Daytona Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. Like in last week’s report about the Boise Hawks, another team that will benefit from great seasons by the DSL Cubs, AZL […]

Cubs Win One … and Cubs Lose One – Cubs 5, White Sox 7 – Cubs 3, Rangers 2

Spring Game Seventeen – Cubs (SS) 5, White Sox 7 – 10 innings WP – Simon Castro (1-0, BS 1) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-2) Save – Deunte Heath (1) Spring Game Eighteen – Cubs (SS) 3, Rangers (SS) 2 WP – Alberto Cabrera (1-1, BS 1) LP – Sean Green (0-1) Save – Rafael […]

No Luck for the Cubs in Phoenix or in Vegas – Cubs 3, A’s 4 – Cubs 7, Rangers 12

Spring Game Fifteen – Cubs (SS) 3, A’s (SS) 4 WP – Travis Schlichting (2-0) LP – Paul Maholm (0-1) Save – Erick Threets (1) Spring Game Sixteen – Cubs (SS) 7, Rangers (SS) 12 WP – Derek Holland (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-1) Save – None The Cubs dropped two more Spring Training […]

Cubs Outrighted Casey Weathers to Iowa and Announced Third Round of Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs made their third round of spring roster cuts Tuesday when they sent Esmailin Caridad and Casey Weathers to minor league camp. The Cubs’ spring roster stands at 55 players (38 on the big league roster and 17 non-roster invitees). Caridad was a non-roster invitee but Weathers was on the 40-man roster when camp […]

Cubs Announce Second Round of Spring Roster Cuts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs reduced their spring roster Saturday morning by assigning right-handed pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee and catcher Micah Gibbs to minor league camp. Both players were non-roster invitees to big league camp. The Cubs spring roster now stands at 57 players, 39 on the big league roster and 18 non-roster invitees.