Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/15

With pennant races for the Cubs organization extending down throughout the minor leagues, the balls are now flying out of the park. Andrew Ely and Ian Rice went downtown for Eugene, while Matt Rose and Ian Happ came up big for South Bend. Jason Vosler continues to surprise with his power output for Myrtle Beach, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/10/15

With the end of the season just weeks away, several of the Cubs’ affiliates are trending in the right direction. Iowa is four games out of first place as Felipe Paulino and Carlos Pimentel pitched back-to-back gems. Tennessee has a new version of the “Bash Brothers”, as Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario have slugged the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/15

Outstanding performances highlighted the beginning of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Erick Leal had a very special nine innings for the South Bend Cubs. There’s only one way to describe Tennessee’s Jeimer Candelario, and that is “on fire.” Meanwhile, Jonathan Martinez backed up his Pitcher of the Week honor with another outstanding effort […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/03/15

With Javier Baez back in the line-up, things are now clicking for the Iowa Cubs as a healthy John Andreoli has also been a big boost to the offense during a four game winning streak. Tennessee drew the spotlight with rehabbing Major Leaguers Tommy La Stella and Miguel Montero, but Jeimer Candelario stole some of […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Additions, Anthony Rizzo, A Sweep and 10 Games Over .500

It was a rather productive trip to Milwaukee for the Cubs that turned around in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game with one swing of the bat from Anthony Rizzo. The Cubs won all four games at Wrigley North and improved to 10 games over .500 for the first time this season. Before Sunday, the […]

The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Has Big Night in Return to Iowa Cubs Lineup

Javier Baez was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and appeared in his first game for Iowa since June 7 when he broke his finger sliding into second base. In four rehab games for the AZL Cubs, Baez was 5-for-12 with a double and a walk. Baez batted third and played shortstop Tuesday. And Javier […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/15

It was a big Tuesday throughout the system for the affiliates. As of press time last night, the Cubs minor league players had nine home runs and recorded three shut outs. It was all the start to what appears to be a memorable week for everyone. In his first start Iowa, Clayton Richard recorded a […]

The Daily CCO: Schwarber Played Left Field, Baez Continued Rehab and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs rough weekend ended with a positive vibe thanks to Addison Russell, David Ross and Kyle Schwarber. But this is the first Monday the Cubs are looking up at a team for the second Wild Card spot in the National League. The Cubs struggles have coincided with a Giants surge and Joe Maddon’s team […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good outing for the AZL Cubs, and Ryan Williams kept rolling […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/15

The ball continues to fly down on the farm. Eloy Jimenez went yard for Eugene while the reigning Midwest League Player of the Week, Jeffrey Baez, kept finding holes. And Erick Leal tossed a gem for South Bend. Chesny Young extended his on-base record and helped Myrtle Beach extend its winning streak. And a grand […]