Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeffrey Baez continued to pound the baseball for South Bend while Rashad Crawford also heated up at the plate. Myrtle Beach ran their winning streak to six games. Chesny Young set a Carolina League record. Young has reached base safely in 38 straight games. Tennessee received a rare bad outing from Ryan […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/15

After taking a break for the Major League All-Star game, all of the Cubs’ affiliates look refreshed as there were both big pitching performances and excellent offensive displays to end the week. Eugene was a base hit machine thanks to Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, while Yasiel Balaguert and David Bote went deep for South […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/13/15

Tennessee pitching drew the spotlight to start the week as Ryan Williams and Pierce Johnson did everything but sell popcorn in the stands for the Smokies. Meanwhile, Dylan Cease continues to dazzle the Arizona rookie league. Myrtle Beach remains in a lurch in the second half despite excellent outings from Jonathan Martinez and Daury Torrez, […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Win, An MVP, Top 10 Prospects and Rumors

The Cubs wrapped up the weekend and the first half with a win over the South Side in what was a typically busy three days heading into the break. Jake Arrieta had a career-first while completing his second game of the season. Kyle Schwarber went home and made headlines on the National stage. Carl Edwards […]

The Daily CCO: Javier Baez and Tommy La Stella Have Resumed Baseball Activities and Other Cubs News

Not long after the team announced Jason Hammel was penciled in to make his next start and he is not expected to miss any time after the MRI on his left hamstring did not reveal any damage, the Cubs provided updates on Javier Baez and Tommy La Stella. Baez and La Stella have resumed “some […]

From the Wire: Cubs Reinstate Mike Olt from DL and Option to Iowa, DFA RHP Donn Roach

The Cubs made two roster moves prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox. Mike Olt was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Olt on the 40-man roster, RHP Donn Roach was designated for assignment. With the two roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands […]

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant Set for the Home Run Derby and Other Cubs News and Rumors

This year’s Home Run Derby became a must-see event when it was announced Wednesday afternoon that both Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant will compete in the event. Major League Baseball released the list of sluggers that will participate in this year’s Derby: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson, Prince Fielder, Todd Frazier, Manny Machado, Joc […]

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Likes Hitting Lefties and Other Cubs News and Rumors

It is fairly safe to say that Tuesday was a good day for the Cubs. Joe Maddon’s team won both games of the day-night doubleheader against the Cardinals. It was just one day and two games, but the Cubs showed they could not only play with the Cardinals but they could actually beat them. Maddon […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/15

After a big shakeup over the holiday weekend things seem to be settling in for the affiliates as Iowa is on a roll, winning three straight thanks to home runs from Junior Lake, Ryan Dent, Taylor Davis, Jonathan Mota, Matt Szczur, and Kyle Schwarber. Major leaguers Tsuyoshi Wada and Rafael Soriano were the center of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/15

Pitching dominated the end of the week as Eugene got a nine strikeout performance from Oscar De La Cruz while Justin Steele continued to dominate the Northwest League. Pierce Johnson looks ready to make the next step in his development as he, along with two home runs, helped Tennessee to victory. Meanwhile, Carlos Pimentel also […]