From the Wire … Cubs Acquire Anthony Recker from A’s, DFA Scott Maine

The Cubs and Oakland A’s swapped minor league catchers on Monday. The Cubs traded Blake Lalli to the Oakland A’s for catcher Anthony Recker. The Cubs designated Lalli for assignment on August 23 to make room on the 40-man roster for RHP Miguel Socolovich. Lalli cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Iowa. The […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/27/12

There looks to be some excitement down the stretch as the minor leagues enter the last week of play. Boise has clinched the second half pennant thanks to players such as Gioskar Amaya, Stephen Bruno, Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Tayler Scott, and Dan Vogelbach. Peoria is charging to the finish line on the bat of […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 08/26/12

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six: Cubs (48-77) vs. Rockies (51-74) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (0-9, 6.88/1.53) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (1-3, 6.16/-.–) Weather permitting … The Cubs and Rockies square off in the rubber match of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/12

Playoffs??!! Are you kidding ME??!! Apparently, no, as both Boise and the AZL Cubs have the post season in their sights. Boise has the post-season on their minds for their second consecutive season as they ride the Northwest League’s leading hitter Stephen Bruno, along with Gioskar Amaya, Dan Vogelbach, Albert Almora, and Jeimer Candelario providing […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/20/12

Things continue to look good from the ground up in the minor league system and Iowa surprised by winning three out of four to end the week as Dave Sappelt appears to have his eye on the big league club in September. Boise has stayed in the lead in the second half of the season […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/16/12

Changes appear to be in the air for the minor league system, as Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita was fired on Wednesday afternoon. Long deserved promotions for pitcher Austin Kirk and outfielder Rubi Silva have finally happened, while Yoannis Negrin, Willengton Cruz, and Jacob Rogers also received a bump up in level. Tennessee […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/13/12

The spotlight moved to the lower levels of the Cubs minor league at the end of the week, as most of the affiliates were on the uptick. Boise put together a four-game winning streak thanks to Dan Vogelbach’s five home runs and outfielder Izaac Garsez. Jorge Soler moved from the rookie league to Peoria and […]

No Happy Ending for the Cubs in La-La Land – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7

Game One Hundred Six – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7 WP – Kenley Jansen (5-3, BS 6) LP – Shawn Camp (2-5) Save – None The Cubs could not hold onto a lead Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles and lost their fifth game in a row. The Dodgers completed three-game sweep on a Hanley Ramirez walk-off […]

Samardzija Can’t Dodge Another Cubs Loss – Cubs 1, Dodgers 6

Game One Hundred Four – Cubs 1, Dodgers 6 WP – Chad Billingsley (7-9) LP – Jeff Samardzija (7-9) Save – None The Cubs lost their third game in a row on Friday night and managed just one run on four hits. Dale Sveum’s team has been outscored 19-5 over the last three games. Jeff […]

A Near No-No – Cubs 0, Pirates 5

Game One Hundred Two – Cubs 0, Pirates 5 WP – A.J. Burnett (13-3) LP – Casey Coleman (0-2) Save – None The Cubs string of recording at least one hit in a game nearly came to an end on Tuesday night. A.J. Burnett tossed a complete game, one-hit shutout and did not allow a […]