The All-Star … and a Few Cubs Rumors

Starlin Castro entered the 82nd All-Star Game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Castro pinch ran for Troy Tulowitzki and remained in the game at short. Starlin Castro stole second and third and became the first player to swipe two bags in an All-Star game since Kenny Lofton in 1996. Castro was thrown out […]

From the Wire … Brett Jackson and Ryan Flaherty Promoted to Triple-A

According to a report from miCubs, the Chicago Cubs have promoted Brett Jackson and Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs released Augie Ojeda and Fernando Perez last week and created two spots on the I-Cubs roster. The promotion of Brett Jackson will also give the Cubs top prospect a chance to play in the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/05/11

In what appears to be a system-wide approach, every team relied on a score-at-will offense; solid, fundamental defense; keep ‘em close starting pitching; and a shutdown bullpen as all five teams ended the week with winning records. Jay Jackson, Chris Rusin, Dae-Eun Rhee, Matt Loosen, and Luis Liria all had outstanding pitching efforts, while Marwin […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now a little more than halfway through the minor league season. Many of the Cub affiliates have performed well, producing twenty-three All-Stars. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/30/11

This week in the minors, Iowa gets out of neutral and goes on a six game winning streak. Tennessee is revving up their engine, as they won their last two games. Daytona is idling with a 4-6 record since the break, and Peoria blew the doors off of a losing streak with style, while Boise […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/27/11

Iowa is on a tear, with Tyler Colvin and Fernando Perez leading the way; winning five straight against some of the Pacific Coast League’s best teams. Tennessee is struggling to find their rhythm offensively, while Logan Watkins has found his in Daytona. Peoria has stumbled out of the box to start the second half of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/11

Mid-Season wins were hard to come by, as Tennessee and Peoria are on All-Star break. Boise has struggled to get their feet under themselves, while Iowa continues to sputter. Meanwhile, Daytona gears up for their second half. Plus, reports from the Dominican Summer League and the Arizona Rookie League … and Angel Guzman is moving […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/20/11

New beginnings as the Boise Hawks opened play, with the rookie league ready to start today. Losing streaks appeared in Peoria and Iowa. Justin Bour shines during All-Star weekend, while Tennessee and Peoria are set to start their breaks this week. All of this, and more, in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

Recap of the Cubs 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The 2011 MLB First-Year player draft took place last week and the Cubs selected players in all 50 rounds. The Cubs made Javier Baez their first round pick with the ninth overall selection in the draft. In all, Tim Wilken and his staff selected 29 college players and 21 high school players … 29 pitchers […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/13/11

If you wondered whether the entire Smokies’ team would make the Southern League All-Stars, you’d be half right. Weather, roster shuffling, and just poor play contributed to losing streaks in Iowa, Daytona, and Peoria while Tennessee continued to roll. All of this, and more, in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.