Cubs Reportedly Sign Two-Year Player Development Contract with the Eugene Emeralds

The Cubs affiliate shuffle appears to be over. According to a report from Steve Mims, the Cubs have signed a two-year player development contract with the Eugene Emeralds that would keep the Cubs Short-Season Class-A team in Eugene for through the 2016 season. The Eugene Emeralds play in the South Division of the Northwest League, […]

Cubs Did Not Renew Player Development Contract with the Boise Hawks

During an interview with Paul Gerke on KIVITV in Boise, Hawks’ General Manager Todd Rahr said the Cubs did not renew its player development contract with the Boise Hawks by Thursday’s midnight deadline and informed him the Cubs have decided to look for a new affiliate for its Short-Season Low-A team. The Boise Hawks have […]

Cubs and Double-A Tennessee Announce Four-Year Player Development Contract Extension

The Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Smokies announced Wednesday a contract extension that will keep the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in East Tennessee through the 2018 season. Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, was at Smokies Park Wednesday afternoon for the announcement of the four-year extension. Randy Boyd, the Smokies […]

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 […]