Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters continues to hit home runs and he is now up to 13 on the year for the Chiefs. If you check out the transaction log you will see that Tyler Colvin was called up to Tennessee from Daytona on […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters has stayed hot and has homered in three of his four games this weekend…that is a total of 10 so far for the Chiefs this season. Daytona has not played a game since Tuesday, May 19 due to rainy […]

Smokies Announce Opening Day Roster

The Chicago Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies, announced their Opening Day Roster on Monday. Ryne Sandberg’s team opens the 2009 season on the road Thursday, April 9 against the Jacksonville Suns (Florida Marlins). The Smokies home opener is April 15 against the Birmingham Barons (Chicago White Sox). Welington Castillo, Steve Clevenger, Darwin Barney, Brandon […]

Robnett Outrighted to Triple-A

In the midst of announcing the latest cuts from the Spring Training roster on Tuesday, the Cubs outrighted Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa. With the procedural move, Robnett was removed from the Cubs’ 40-man roster and created a valuable vacancy on their Major League roster. With the move, the Cubs’ 40-man roster stands at 38 […]

Robnett Optioned…Four Others Re-assigned

The Cubs trimmed their Spring Training roster on Friday afternoon before the split squad games against the Mariners and Angels from 58 to 53 players. The Cubs optioned Richie Robnett to Triple-A Iowa and assigned non-roster invitees J.R. Mathes, Brian Schlitter, Matt Smith and Steve Clevenger to minor league camp.

Winning …and Losing in the Desert – Cubs (ss) 8 Mariners (ss) 1 – Cubs (ss) 2 Angels 8

Game Seventeen – Cubs (ss) 8 Mariners (ss) 1 WP – Sean Marshall (2-0) LP – Gaby Hernandez (0-1) Save – None Game Eighteen – Cubs (ss) 2 Angels 8 WP – Dustin Moseley (1-0) LP – Chad Gaudin (2-1) Save – None The Cubs split a pair of games in the Cactus League on […]

Only Twenty-Nine Left to Go – Cubs 3 White Sox 4

Game Ten – Cubs (ss) 3 White Sox (ss) 4 WP – Jeff Marquez (1-0) LP – Marcos Mateo (0-1) Save – None One month from Friday the Cubs kick off the 2009 regular season in Houston but between then and now there is still a lot of exhibition baseball left to play. The Cubs […]

The Shark Struggles…Sox Even the Score – Cubs 6 White Sox 7

Game Nine – Cubs (ss) 6 White Sox (ss) 7 WP – Aaron Poreda (1-0) LP – David Patton (0-1) Save – None A combined 13 runs on 27 hits with three home runs….just another night in Las Vegas. The Cubs lost their second game of the day in the bottom of the 9th after […]

Unearned Runs and Jake Peavy – Cubs 2 Padres 4

Game Five – Cubs 2 Padres 4 WP – Jake Peavy (1-0) LP – Ryan Dempster (0-1) Save – Edwin Moreno (1) After spending the winter trying to pry Jake Peavy away from San Diego, Lou Piniella’s crew faced Peavy in his final tune-up before the WBC. Peavy was sharp in his three innings of […]

Cubs Out Fox the Brewers – Cubs 7 Brewers 4

Game Two – Cubs 7 Brewers 4 WP – Chad Gaudin (1-0) LP – Seth McClung (0-1, BS 1) Save – Angel Guzman (1) In front of a small crowd of 6,711 on Thursday, Lou Piniella’s crew improved to 2-0 on the spring with a solid victory over the Brewers. Rick Sutcliffe was calling the […]