Cubs Trade Rule 5 Draft Pick to Rangers

The Chicago Cubs selected right-handed pitcher Mason Tobin from the Angels organization with the seventh pick in the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs traded him shortly after to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. Tobin was the Angels 16th round pick in the 2007 draft and missed a majority of 2009 and 2010 after undergoing […]

From the Wire … Gray Outrighted to Triple-A

The Cubs 40-man roster shuffle continued on Tuesday. According to a report from the Daily Herald, Jeff Gray was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa creating another spot on the Cubs’ 40-man roster. The Cubs big league roster currently stands at 37 players. Jeff Gray was acquired on December 3, 2009 from the Oakland A’s along with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/10

A top-pitching prospect in the Cubs organization who has the same name as the St. Louis Cardinals ace is promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. The Daytona Cubs have pulled within two games of the division leaders in the FSL North. The Iowa Cubs see their lead get thinner and thinner in the PCL American North. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/16/10

One Cubs prospect hit for the cycle this weekend! Another was not so successful, going hitless and making an error in his first game in the system. Micah Hoffpauir finds instant success back in the minors after a rough stint in Chicago. The Smokies are still flying high, the I-Cubs are racking up the Ws, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/02/10

Kyle Smit fairs well in his Smokies debut after coming over from the Dodgers organization. Brett Wallach, who was 6-0 with the Loons of the Midwest League this season, is set to make his debut with the Peoria Chiefs. Bryan LaHair has a three-homer game and picks up seven RBI! All four of the Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/26/10

One Cub affiliate just finished up an 8-0 road trip. J.R. Mathes breaks an Iowa record for career wins with the club. The first half champion Smokies have moved into first place for the second half as well. The Iowa Cubs pulled out a win despite two costly errors from their shortstop. Brenly stays hot, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/10

Several Cubs prospects are a part of Minors “Moniker Madness”. Tony Campana and Robinson Chirinos have been swinging hot bats. In Iowa, Samardzija and Chen made good starts but Mathes did not. Luis Flores and Junior Lake have both showed some power this past week in the Class-A ranks. Hayden Simpson is still ill, while […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/09/10

The future was on display on Wednesday as the Peoria Chiefs were victorious in the third annual Road to Wrigley game! The I-Cubs and Smokies are gearing up for their upcoming All-Star breaks. Hak-Ju Lee and Brett Jackson are set for the XM Radio MLB Futures Game. The Cubs have signed their fifth round draft […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/05/10

Two Iowa Cubs have been named to the Triple-A All-Star Game. Three of the nine Smokies named to the Southern League All-Star Game will be in the starting lineup. After a rain out yesterday, the I-Cubs find themselves temporarily at the bottom of the pack in the PCL American North. A viral infection has prevented […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/10

Nine Tennessee Smokies will play in the Southern League All-Star game! The Iowa Cubs just capped off a very successful month. Brett Jackson has not slowed down after his promotion to Double-A. Trey McNutt makes his Daytona debut. The Boise Hawks had a winning week to boost their record over .500 on the young season. […]