A familiar face has returned to the Iowa bullpen. The Smokies have the best record in MiLB. Several new names take home player of the week honors. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report.
The first minor league call-up of the year has been made! Sam Fuld has gone down with a minor injury. Starlin Castro and D.J. LeMahieu have started the year strong, but many other top prospects have gotten off to a slow start. Ted Lilly looked sharp in his first rehab start. Let’s get caught up [...]
Last night was Opening Day for the four full-season Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates. The AAA Iowa Cubs opened up with a home game at Principal Park, while the Smokies, Daytona Cubs, and Chiefs all started out the year on the road.
All four of the Chicago Cubs affiliates that play full-length seasons have finalized their Opening Day rosters! Now that the big league season is underway, there are just two days to go until the prospects are in action on Thursday. Let’s start off today’s Down on the Farm Report by taking a look at the [...]
According to a tweet from the Sun-Times, the Cubs traded Andres Blanco on Saturday for a PTBNL or cash considerations. Blanco was out of options and with Mike Fontenot beginning the season as the Cubs back-up shortstop, it did not appear he would make the team. Updated – 3:39pm CDT – According to reports on [...]
As expected, the Cubs announced the latest round of roster cuts on Friday morning. The Cubs optioned James Adduci, Jeff Gray, John Gaub and Marcos Mateo … and assigned Darwin Barney, Robinson Chirinos and Bobby Scales to minor league camp. Updated – 11:41am CDT – According to a report from the Sun-Times, James Russell will [...]
The practice games are coming to end for the Chicago Cubs. While a majority of the Opening Day roster is set, there are still a few spots the Cubs must fill before turning in their 25-man roster on April 4. Reportedly, Lou Piniella met with his coaching staff following Monday’s game to discuss final roster [...]
Game Twenty – Cubs 2 Indians 9 WP – Fausto Carmona (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (0-2) Save – None Fausto Carmona dominated the Cubs offense on Monday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. Carmona threw six shutout innings and allowed only two hits … and one Cub to reach base. Alfonso Soriano accounted for the only [...]
Spring Training Game Nineteen: Cubs (11-7) vs. Reds (ss) (7-8) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Goodyear Ballpark, Goodyear Carlos Silva (2-1, 6.00/2.55) vs. Justin Lehr (0-0, 4.26/1.74) The final two weeks of Spring Training begins today for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs made two more [...]
Game Sixteen – Cubs 8 White Sox 4 WP – Randy Wells (2-0) LP – John Danks (0-1) Save – None The Cubs and White Sox topped the single-game attendance record set by the Cubs and Dodgers on Thursday afternoon. 24 hours after 13,391 filled Camelback Ranch, 13,413 showed up to watch the Cubs beat [...]