Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/15

Outstanding performances highlighted the beginning of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Erick Leal had a very special nine innings for the South Bend Cubs. There’s only one way to describe Tennessee’s Jeimer Candelario, and that is “on fire.” Meanwhile, Jonathan Martinez backed up his Pitcher of the Week honor with another outstanding effort […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/03/15

With Javier Baez back in the line-up, things are now clicking for the Iowa Cubs as a healthy John Andreoli has also been a big boost to the offense during a four game winning streak. Tennessee drew the spotlight with rehabbing Major Leaguers Tommy La Stella and Miguel Montero, but Jeimer Candelario stole some of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/15

Heroes came from unlikely sources as Myrtle Beach was spurred to victory by home runs from Trey Martin and Carlos Penalver, meanwhile Adbert Alzolay came out of the pen for Eugene to deliver a no-hit performance. Pitching was also in the forefront as excellent efforts were had by Tommy Thorpe of South Bend, Pierce Johnson […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]