Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/10/12

The beginning of this week experienced a bounce back for the Cubs’ system, as their combined 7-5 record was the first winning stretch of the year. Casey Coleman took things into his own hands at Iowa, while Tennessee finally welcomed back shortstop Junior Lake. Daytona appears to be on a roll, as great pitching performances […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/03/12

As the first month of the season concludes, the organization finds their teams at all levels struggling to reach the .500 mark. Inconsistency seemed to be the recurring theme, as either pitching or hitting has let their respective teams down on a given night. There were fine pitching performances this week by Ben Wells and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/23/12

As Casey Stengel once said “Can anybody here play this game?” Uneven efforts were the norm this week, as one or more elements, pitching-hitting-defense, were lacking throughout the system. However, there are always silver linings. Peoria’s Oliver Zapata has extended his hitting streak to seven, and the offenses of both the Chiefs and Daytona seem […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/19/12

A win streak has moved to three games as Peoria seems to be putting things together while riding the hot bat of Oliver Zapata. Meanwhile, Daytona continues to struggle to have their pitching and offense show up for the same game. Tennessee also lost some momentum, as their offense was hard pressed for runs in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/16/12

Successes are from the top down this week as Welington Castillo, Luis Valbuena, Anthony Rizzo, and Josh Vitters have led Iowa to the best team batting average in the Pacific Coast League. Tennessee is third in the Southern League in pitching thanks to the efforts of Trey McNutt, Dallas Beeler, Dae-Eun Rhee, and Brooks Raley. […]

The Daytona Cubs and Tennessee Smokies Announce 2012 Opening Day Rosters

The Daytona Cubs finalized their Opening Day roster Tuesday. The defending Florida State League Champions Daytona Cubs will feature Matt Szczur, Austin Kirk, Tony Zych, Ronald Torreyes and Rubi Silva to begin the season. The Smokies released their roster Tuesday. The Cubs’ Double-A affiliate will begin the season with the likes of Trey McNutt, Dae-Eun […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/02/12

Minor League Predictions Another year has passed, and once again I will step away from my reporter’s role to the less comfortable one of predictor. As for last year’s predictions, well… all I can say is that I’ll probably never get rich in Las Vegas. The season ahead appears to be an exciting one for […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/26/12

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! This is the last of a three part installment previewing the 2012 minor league season. With players from the defending Florida State Champion Daytona Cubs and Southern League runner-up Tennessee Smokies, the top two squads in the […]

The Cubs Squads Get Their Work In – Cubs 5, A’s 5 – Cubs 2, Rangers 6

Spring Game Twenty – Cubs (SS) 5, A’s 5 – 10 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Spring Game Twenty-One – Cubs (SS) 2, Rangers 6 WP – Michael Kirkman (1-1) LP – Lendy Castillo (0-1) Save – None Teams win games, teams lose games and in the Cactus League games […]

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 […]