Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/25/14

Recent actions by the Cubs’ organization speak volumes, without directly saying anything, as to how they feel about the pitching staff at Daytona. With the starting rotation at Tennessee hit by injuries to right handers C.J. Edwards, Ivan Pineyro, and Pierce Johnson, along with Matt Loosen placed on the restricted list, they chose to sign […]

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Updates on Edwards and Tseng, Minor Signings and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jaron Madison, Cubs Farm Director, provided an update Thursday on C.J. Edwards. Madison said Edwards has begun a throwing program at the Cubs complex in Mesa and the Cubs are “shooting for around the All-Star break” for him to return. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, Edwards probably could have pitched through the fatigue […]

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Cubs Prospects Jorge Soler and Pierce Johnson Placed on Minor League Disabled List

According to a report from Smokies’ broadcaster Mick Gillispie, the Smokies placed OF Jorge Soler and RHP Pierce Johnson on the minor league 7-Day DL on Thursday afternoon. The Smokies placed Soler on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain after it was announced Wednesday that he would be spending time in Arizona rehabbing […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/14

Bombs Away! … As the longball proved to be the theme to start the week in the minor leagues. Kane County was the only team not to hit a home run, but won two out of three thanks to the clutch hitting of Ben Carhart. Daytona has taken six out of their last eight games […]

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Kyle Hendricks Named PCL Pitcher of the Week and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kyle Hendricks was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the week of May 12-18. Hendricks made only one start, but it was a good one. Hendricks tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts with no walks and three hits allowed over eight shutout innings. Iowa topped Round Rock 2-0. Hendricks gave […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/17/14

For those who are concerned about the successes of the so called “Core Four” of OF Albert Almora, INF Javier Baez, INF Kris Bryant, and OF Jorge Soler, consider this stat courtesy of Baseball Reference. On the individual player pages, it lists the age differential between the player and their current league averages. At this […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/14

Harry Caray used to say “The big opossum walks late”, and that certainly was the case for both Iowa and Daytona as Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each came up with big hits. The offensive juggernaut that is the Tennessee Smokies kept rolling thanks to Kris Bryant and Stephen Bruno. Meanwhile, Kane County suffered an […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/14

Big time comebacks were the news Sunday as both Tennessee and Iowa worked their way back from big deficits to prevail. The Smokies have some of the hottest bats in baseball as Kris Bryant, Stephen Bruno, Charles Cutler, Rafael Lopez, and Rubi Silva are all on a roll. The dramatics by Iowa and Tennessee overshadowed […]

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Bryant Cranks Number Nine, Soler Productive in Return, Zastryzny May Not Miss Time

Kris Bryant followed up his two-home run, six RBI performance on Wednesday night with a three-hit game in the Smokies 5-4 victory over the Barons. Kris Bryant went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored on Thursday. Bryant is hitting .328/.437/.630 with nine doubles, nine home runs and a 1.067 OPS in 33 […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/05/14

Chicagoland has a new baseball power, and its name is the Kane County Cougars. The Cougars completed a weekend sweep and raised their record to a Midwest League best 21-9! It has been a total team effort for the Cougars with Jacob Hannemann, Jordan Hankins, and Will Remillard providing the highlights on offense and the […]

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