Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. A’s – 06/15/10

Game Sixty-Four: Cubs (28-35) vs. A’s (32-33) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Carlos Zambrano (2-4, 6.05/1.70) vs. Trevor Cahill (5-2, 2.91/1.15) Updated – 4:18pm CDT – John Grabow Activated from 15-day DL – Mitch Atkins Optioned to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/14/10

A few Cubs prospects played well in the Florida State League All-Star game. Jeff Samardzija did well as an emergency starter for Iowa. The Peoria Chiefs honored future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux on Friday as they retired his jersey number. The top two teams in the Southern League, Tennessee and West Tenn, faced off […]

From the Wire … Mitch Atkins Recalled from Iowa … Russell Optioned

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have recalled Mitch Atkins from Triple-A Iowa. Atkins was named PCL Pitcher of the Week (May 31 – June 6). Atkins finished the week 1-0 in two starts with a 0.75 ERA. For the year, Atkins posted a 4-2 record in six starts (14 games) with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/10

The 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft is in the books. The Cubs made a surprise first round selection when they picked Hayden Simpson, a right handed pitcher out of a Division II school, with the 16th overall pick. In the mean time, Chad Tracy has posted several more big games and was finally promoted […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/10

One Cub affiliate put together a nice string of victories while another dropped three of four. The rest of the Iowa pitching staff, which was depleted by several call-ups, has been pitching well. Also, a flurry of Korean-born prospects have played well in Peoria. In the mean time, the Cubs are set to make the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/10

Andrew Cashner has broken into the big leagues. Micah Hoffpauir is still trying to earn his keep at AAA. Austin Bibens-Dirkx and the Smokies pitching staff have done a great job as of late. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/10

With the First Year Player Draft coming up on June 7-8, the start of the Boise Hawks and Arizona Cubs seasons later in the month, and minor league All-Star games soon after that, the busy period for minor league baseball is about to begin. For now, three of our four farm teams are near or […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/24/10

One Cub affiliate has won six straight games. Another leads their league in team batting average and runs scored. Three of the four affiliates have winning records! Andrew Cashner is finding success in Iowa. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report!

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/17/10

The Iowa Cubs have completed their longest winning streak of the season. The injury bug has bitten some Cubs’ prospects. The Smokies are looking to wake up after hitting a bit of a rough patch and have seen their once comfortable lead in the Southern League North fall to a precarious two games. All that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/06/10

The Cubs’ Pacific Coast League club was shut out for the first time this season. One Cubs’ right-hander has joined the I-Cubs for rehab. The Peoria Chiefs have snuck up on the rest of their division. Starlin Castro “will” be in the big leagues at some point this season. Another young shortstop, Darwin Barney, is […]