Jake Arrieta Reportedly Set to Make First Rehab Start and Other Cubs News

Happy Minor League Opening Day The Cubs announced Wednesday that Jake Arrieta is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee. Arrieta completed a simulated game prior to the opener on Monday and said at the time everything went well. Arrieta was to stay with the team until he was ready to begin a […]

Tennessee Smokies Release Tentative Opening Day Roster

The Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, released their first roster of the season on Monday afternoon. Buddy Bailey’s team opens the 2014 season on Thursday night at Pensacola. Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Dustin Geiger, Rubi Silva, John Andreoli, Zeke DeVoss and Stephen Bruno headline the position players that will start the […]

Cubs News and Notes from Day One of Camp ‘Q’

The biggest news out of the first day of on field workouts was the three-year, $20 million deal signed by Carlos Marmol. The Cubs backloaded the contract that buys Marmol out of his last two years of arbitration eligibility and his first year of free agency. Marmol received a $1 million signing bonus as a […]

Cubs Prospects Caught on Film

You’ve heard the names and you’ve read the stats … but have you seen Brett Jackson make a diving catch or Brandon Guyer hit a home run? What about Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Carpenter or Chris Archer? The CCO’s look at the Cubs farm system continues today, but this time we will let the video do […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/20/10

The Tennessee Smokies lost the Southern League Championship series. The Jacksonville Suns were victorious in four games, topping Tennessee in the league finals for the second consecutive year. A great year for Bill Dancy and company came to a close on a sour note, as a walk-off home run ended the series. All that and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/16/10

After the Smokies and Suns both clinched their respective semifinal series on Sunday, the stage was set for the Southern League Championship Series. The two teams battled it out each of the last two nights at Smokies Park in a rematch of the ’09 finals. The “Player of the Year” and “Pitcher of the Year” […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/13/10

The Tennessee Smokies won their playoff series against the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx! They are set to begin the Southern League Finals! Two members of the Tennessee press box receive awards for their fine work. Two Cubs farmhands are named to the roster of Team USA for the Pan American Games. Four guys are added […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/09/10

The Iowa Cubs lose a heartbreaker to Memphis and see their playoff hopes vanish. The Tennessee Smokies get set to begin their postseason slate. Jason Dubois hits two home runs in the final game of the year at Iowa. One Cubs prospect is named the Topps Player of the Month, and the other is the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/10

The Iowa Cubs reduce their magic number to one but come up short in their first chance to clinch. Two Cubs minor league managers are named the Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. One Cubs minor league skipper is ejected from a game in the first inning. Three Tennessee Smokies are named postseason […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/10

We’ve hit the final stretch of the regular season of minor league baseball. Going into this weekend, the Iowa Cubs are still fighting for a playoff berth. The Daytona Cubs are trying to fight off elimination. The Tennessee Smokies are riding-high trying to stay smoking hot as they head into the postseason. The Peoria Chiefs […]