Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/04/12

Where has all this offense come from? Peoria’s offense has gotten into high gear with the additions of Yasiel Balaguert and Javier Baez. Daytona has won four straight as Arismendy Alcantara, John Andreoli, Rubi Silva, and Ronald Torreyes have suddenly become hitting machines. However, Tennessee continues to struggle with putting runs on the board, needing […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/31/12

The season debuts of Robert Whitenack and Javier Baez were a mixed bag, with neither assisting in producing more victories. Peoria was able to manage one, as it took 14 innings to secure. The winning touch has seemed to elude Daytona despite the efforts of Greg Rohan, while it has found a home in Iowa, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/28/12

As we start to move toward June the roster movement in the minors continues. Starling Peralta, Felix Pena, Yasiel Balaguert, Jeffrey Lorick, Taylor Davis, Ty’Relle Harris, and Robert Whitenack were all promoted in the past week. Javier Baez has been promoted to the Peoria Chiefs from extended spring training and is expected to make his […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/24/12

To start this week, the mid-May shuffle took a positive spin as pitchers PJ Francescon, Eric Jokisch, Brooks Raley, and Travis Wood were all promoted a level. The promotions can be seen as a positive step for the organization, as each level is closing in on playing at the .500 level, while Peoria and Tennessee […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/21/12

The mid-May shuffle is now having an impact on all levels of the organization. Unfortunately, it is injuries, and not performance that is causing the shake-up. However, that doesn’t mean that some players haven’t deserved some consideration. Anthony Rizzo is posting MVP-type numbers, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha are bouncing back from rough stretches […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Phillies – 05/17/12

Game Thirty-Eight: Cubs (15-22) vs. Phillies (19-19) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185/914 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Chris Volstad (0-5, 6.92/1.46) vs. Roy Halladay (3-3, 3.20/1.08) Updated 4:03pm CDT – Blake Parker Added to the 40-man Roster, Called-up from Triple-A Iowa – […]

From the Wire … Blake Parker Added to Cubs Pen, Maine Optioned to Triple-A Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Blake Parker from the Iowa Cubs and added him to the 40-man roster roster. Parker has been called-up and replaced lefty Scott Maine in the Cubs’ pen. Maine was optioned back down to Iowa after being recalled on Wednesday. With the addition of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/17/12

With the return of some players from injuries, the system took a turn for the better, going 8-2 to start the week. Peoria welcomed back Anthony Giansanti, as he played a big part in their three wins. Daytona had an off-day and a rainout, but won on Monday thanks to Austin Kirk. Junior Lake has […]

No Relief for the Cubs – Cubs 2, Phillies 9

Game Thirty-Seven – Cubs 2, Phillies 9 WP – Jose Contreras (1-0) LP – Shawn Camp (2-2) Save – None Wednesday night’s game between the Cubs and Phillies was tied at two going into the eighth inning. Matt Garza labored through a 6 2/3 inning start but allowed only two runs and kept his team […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/14/12

The system closed out the week going 6-9 for a total record of 13-14. A rainout in which Daytona was leading 6-0 on Friday may have evened the record. While inconsistencies still plague the system there appears a light at the end of the tunnel. Peoria and Daytona are finally hitting. As Paul Hoilman, Taiwan […]