Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/13

As the minor league seasons approach the midway point the All-Star squads for the Midwest and Florida State Leagues have been set with several Cubs’ prospects named to their respective rosters. Kane County continues to battle to reach the .500 mark while Daytona rides great pitching from Austin Kirk, Ben Wells, and Frank Del Valle […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/13

The longball was the center of attention at the start of the week, as Iowa ended up getting them from unexpected sources in Edwin Maysonet and Donnie Murphy. Arismendy Alcantara continues to amaze in Tennessee as he hit his seventh longball of the season. Meanwhile, Kane County’s Dan Vogelbach got himself back on track by […]

Albert Almora Named Midwest League Player of the Week

Albert Almora made his Kane County Cougars debut and hit the ground running in his first action in Low-A ball. Almora followed his 3-for-4 performance that included a double, a RBI and a run scored in his first game on May 22 with a 4-for-7 effort the next day that included two doubles and a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/28/13

Special Assignment – Kane County Cougars v. Dayton Dragons Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to cover the series between Kane County and the Dayton Dragons. I’d like to thank Shawn Touney, Director of Public Relations and the Kane County Cougars. I’d also like to mention reporter Mike Knapp of the Beacon News, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/13

Happy Memorial Day from the CCO! No headline can be any bigger than the immediate splash made by Albert Almora at Kane County as the Cubs’ first round draft pick from a year ago has taken the Midwest League by storm. Almora’s start may be overshadowing a couple of his teammates as Rock Shoulders is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/13

Arrivals seem to be the big story to start this week as pitchers Jose Rosario and Kyler Burke returned to Kane County and Daytona respectively.  Albert Almora made his Kane County debut on Wednesday night and went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Meanwhile, Tennessee suffered two last minute losses and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/13

As we near the Memorial Day sign post, Kane County, Daytona, and Tennessee have  improved their records to around .500, with only Iowa lagging behind. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher continue to be the compelling forces for the Cougars, while Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Rafael Lopez have stepped up their games for the Smokies. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13 The lows seemed to outnumber the highs to start the week, as both Kane County and Daytona could not manage a win between them. Iowa wasn’t much better, taking only one out of three from Reno. Tennessee was the only Cubs’ affiliate to show some life as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13 Signs that thing are starting to change in the minors arose at the end of the week as several players were promoted and traded. Kane County is starting to live up to some of their pre-season hype, due in large part to a nine-game hitting streak by […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/13

It was not a great start to the week as Daytona ran into a buzz-saw named the St. Lucie Mets and saw their winning streak come to an end. The seemingly orphaned Tennessee Smokies went 27 innings without scoring a run. And then, there is Iowa, who seemingly never know which players will show up, […]