Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors Highlights of a Difficult Three Days for the North Side Nine

As the front office spent the weekend working on ways to improve Joe Maddon’s roster, it was a rather difficult three days for the team on the field. Not only were the Cubs swept by the Phillies, but The Streak came to an end and Jason Hammel’s performance Sunday raised a red flag. Off the […]


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Cubs Reportedly Sign LHP Ryan Buchter to Minor League Contract

According to a report from Darren Wolfson, the Cubs signed LHP Ryan Buchter to a minor league contract. The Dodgers released Buchter on July 20 after he exercised an opt out in his contract. The Cubs have not posted signing Buchter to a contract. Buchter should report to Triple-A Iowa once he is ready to pitch. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/04/11

The CCO’s Minor League analysis will focus on the pitchers in the Cubs’ system over the next three reports. For those that missed last week’s reports, the CCO took a look at the Cubs infield and catching prospects and then the outfielders down on the farm. First up, the pitching staffs of the Iowa Cubs […]


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Recapping the Cubs Roster Moves

The injury bug has bitten the Chicago Cubs … and there still could be another move or two prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Astros. Alfonso Soriano departed in the first inning of Monday’s game with a left quad strain. Soriano had a MRI and the Cubs are expected to know the severity of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/11

Pitching took the spotlight this week. The organization said goodbye to Ryan Buchter, J.R. Mathis, and Robert Coello; said hello to a new face in Rodrigo Lopez, and welcomed an old face in Randy Wells back to the big league club. Larry Suarez, Marcus Hatley, Ryan Searle, Alberto Cabrera, and Marco Carrillo all received new […]


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From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Rodrigo Lopez from Braves

According to multiple reports, the Cubs acquired Rodrigo Lopez from the Atlanta Braves for minor league pitcher Ryan Buchter. Jim Hendry said Lopez will join the team on Friday and will serve as the Cubs swingman out of the pen. The 35-year old right-hander signed a minor league contract with the Braves prior to the […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/11

Put me in coach. I’m ready to play, today! Centerfield took center stage in the organization this week. Iowa promoted Tony Campana to “The Show”. Jae-Hoon Ha made a big splash in his new assignment. Rubi Silva joined one of the hottest teams in baseball. New graduate Matt Szczur returned to the line-up, and looked […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/11

Welcome to the Minor League Shuffle! Injuries throughout the organization launched a flurry of activity, but games continue to go on. As bad weather and the early season grind take their toll, the organization suffered its first “O-Fer” on Saturday. However, Nelson Perez seems to be enjoying his new surroundings, as is Jeffrey Beliveau. D.J. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/11

It’s been an exciting week in “The Bushes”. There were excellent pitching performances by Cameron Greathouse, Brett Wallach, Ramon Ortiz, Doug Davis, Nick Struck, Robert Coello and Su-Min Jung. Nelson Perez, Junior Lake and Jae-Hoon Ha are getting their taters in Daytona. Daytona became the first club in the organization to reach 20 wins, and […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/11

The D-Cubs continue winning games down in the Florida State League and the Sluggin’ Smokies did what they do best … hit the baseball. But this week it was Ryan Flaherty and Rebel Ridling that stole the headlines from Brett Jackson. At Iowa, Jay Jackson made another start. Doug Davis and Todd Wellemeyer will make […]


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