Cubs Select Three Players in Minor League Phase of Rule 5 Draft

Baseball’s Winter Meetings concluded Thursday with the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs did not lose any players in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft, and did not select any players. The Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 38 players with one contract pending (Trevor Cahill) and a player due from the Yankees […]

Cubs Minor League Transactions

Baseball America released the list of players that became minor league free agents five days after the conclusion of the World Series. The Cubs had 19 players become free agents according to Baseball America and the team has re-signed three of those players. The Cubs re-signed RHP Frank Batista, RHP Felix Pena and OF Pin-Chieh […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/29/15

Position Analysis – Left Field The position analysis series moves from the infield to the outfield, first up one of the corner spots. Today, the CCO takes a look at a position that has a lot of promise: Left Field. Left Field It was a mixed bag for the Cubs in left field at the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the 2015 Carolina League Champions

Welcome your 2015 Carolina League Champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans! In their first year as a Cubs affiliate, Myrtle Beach ended up with the best regular season record at 81-57 and went through the playoff 5-1, sweeping the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 in the title series to claim the Mills Cup. The deciding game three was […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/15/15 – Myrtle Beach Update

A year after winning the Midwest League Championship, a majority of the players on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are poised to sweep their second straight championship series. The Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship Series with a 2-0 win. Tyler Skulina and Victor Caratini saved their best for the playoffs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/14/15

Welcome to the minor league post season! Myrtle Beach is part of the Carolina League Championship Series, known as the Mills Cup. But before they were able to get there, the Pelicans had to prevail in a winner-take-all game on Friday, which featured the electric pitching of David Garner and clutch hitting by Chesny Young. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/15

It’s playoff time and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are taking on the Winston-Salem Dash, the High-A affiliate of the White Sox, in the Southern Division Championship Series. The Pelicans dropped the opener behind Duane Underwood Jr. Myrtle Beach forced a third and deciding game Thursday night with a 4-3 win over the Dash. Brad Markey […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/09/15

After 830 games in which the Cubs system compiled a 444-386 record, the 2015 minor league regular season has ended for the Cubs’ affiliates. The Cubs had two teams, High-A Myrtle Beach and the AZL Cubs of the Rookie League, make the playoffs. The Cubs also had two players in the organization, Willson Contreras and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/07/15

Happy Labor Day! The traditional last day of the minor league season will see us back where we started as Eugene completed their season falling one game short of the playoffs despite the hot hitting of P.J. Higgins. Both Myrtle Beach and Tennessee are creating a buzz as Willson Contreras could take home a batting […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]