Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/29/11

As the regular season enters its final week, Daytona struggles to find consistency before the playoffs as Logan Watkins continues to lead the way. Tennessee is only a game out of the second half championship thanks to the hot hitting of Jae-Hoon Ha. While Boise, Peoria, and Iowa are playing out the string, there continues […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/11

As the season begins to wind down in the minors, player movement again seems to be the norm. Arizona, Boise, Peoria and Daytona have all struggled as they have tried to integrate new players. But Peoria’s Richard Jones is still in play for the Midwest League Triple Crown, while Bryan LaHair is also in the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/22/11

It’s a brand new day for the Cubs’ Farm System. Here’s hoping for sunny skies ahead. The system’s teams responded by going a collective 12-7 over the past weekend, buoyed by Tennessee’s five-game winning streak. Iowa has also won four out of its past five games, while Peoria and Boise each posted a 2-2 record. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/18/11

All the teams in the system suffered their ups-and-downs to begin the week. The Iowa offense let down a couple of their young pitchers, but came through for Jay Jackson. Tennessee still has some struggles on offense as well, but Brooks Raley was the beneficiary of an outburst. Daytona battled weather problems; bullpen collapses plagued […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/15/11

Tennessee and Daytona each guaranteed a winning season, as both teams collected their 70th win as part of a system sweep on Friday. The minor league organization was a collective 11-7 to end the week. Great pitching performances from Eric Jokisch, Frank Del Valle, Matt Loosen, Casey Harman, Dae-Eun Rhee, Ryan Searle, and Casey Coleman […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now at the three-quarter mark of the minor league season. At this point a system philosophy seemed to have emerged. However, the disconnect between the minors and the Major League front office appears to be stronger than ever; the in-season revolving door remains, as does the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/18/11

Consistency has suffered on all levels, as continued roster moves have played havoc. One time offensive juggernaut Tennessee is now struggling. Peoria is searching for answers offensively, while Boise seemed to run into a buzz saw in Vancouver. However, the name of the game is speed, speed, speed in Daytona and Iowa, as the improvement […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/14/11

It’s been an interesting week for the Iowa Smokies, er, the Tennessee Cubs. Wait, maybe it was the Daytona Hawks, or the Peoria Cubs, or perhaps the Boise Chiefs? Anyway, there has been a lot of movement. Along with News and Notes, a weekly recap of action in the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/11/11

A rough end of the week saw only Boise bringing home more than one victory. Austin Kirk had a good follow-up to his no-hit performance, while Carlos Zambrano did well in his rehab assignment. Debuts were less than successful for Nick Struck, Chris Rusin, Matt Loosen, and Frank Del Valle. Iowa saw hot performances by […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/07/11

Pitching has been the key, as injuries and promotions created movement all throughout the system. Brett Jackson powered Tennessee to an extra innings victory, while the speedy Hawks stole a couple of wins in Boise … and more on Austin Kirk’s very special Fourth of July. Along with News and Notes, as well as a […]