Cubs Selected Hector Rondon in Rule 5 Draft … Lost Starling Peralta to Arizona

The Cubs added a player to the system with the second pick in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs took right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon from the Cleveland Indians in the Major League phase of the draft. The Cubs also lost a pitcher, 22-year old right hander Starling Peralta. The Diamondbacks selected Peralta in the Major […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/24/12

The Devil You Don’t Know The famous quote reads: “The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know” In what seems like forever to many Cubs’ fans, this quote appeared to be near and dear to the heart of top brass within the organization as they approached the off-season. But in an […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/17/12

Second Half Minor League Report In looking at the Cubs’ minor league system for the second half of the 2012 season, one can break things down into three phases. First there are the AZL Cubs and the Boise Hawks, which received the greatest influence of the Cubs’ new front office team. With their rosters heavily […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/12

Entering the final week of the minor league season has different meanings at each level. For the players in Iowa, such as Greg Rohan and Dave Sappelt, it means their last chance to make an impression and hope for a September call-up to the big leagues. In Boise and Arizona, players like Stephen Bruno, Jeimer […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/12

Playoffs??!! Are you kidding ME??!! Apparently, no, as both Boise and the AZL Cubs have the post season in their sights. Boise has the post-season on their minds for their second consecutive season as they ride the Northwest League’s leading hitter Stephen Bruno, along with Gioskar Amaya, Dan Vogelbach, Albert Almora, and Jeimer Candelario providing […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/20/12

Things continue to look good from the ground up in the minor league system and Iowa surprised by winning three out of four to end the week as Dave Sappelt appears to have his eye on the big league club in September. Boise has stayed in the lead in the second half of the season […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/06/12

As the dust began to settle from last week’s flurry of roster moves, the minor leagues got back to the business of winning ballgames. Dustin Geiger set an RBI record for Peoria, while Christian Villanueva had a smashing debut for Daytona. Not to be outdone, Dong-Yub Kim was also going deep for Boise and Justin […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/26/12

Movement was once again the focus of the early part of the week, although there were none of significance above the Single-A level. This past week saw the debuts of outfielders Jorge Soler and Albert Almora in the rookie league, while Dan Vogelbach said hello to the fans of Boise. Yao-Lin Wang was also on […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/16/12

It’s not a good time to be a relief pitcher in the organization, as the bullpens at all levels cost their teams a chance to win to end the week. That doesn’t mean that the hitters have stopped hitting, as Trey Martin has emerged for Boise while Peoria has a new hero in Chadd Krist. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/0912

It’s a hot time to be at the hot corner in the Cubs’ organization this week, as third base seems to be where it’s at. Peoria’s Dustin Geiger tied a club record for home runs, while Boise’s Jeimer Candelario remained a hitting machine. Greg Rohan made a big splash in his debut at Tennessee, and […]

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