Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/13

Happy 4th of July from the CCO! First place has a nice ring to it as five of the Cubs’ eight affiliates are currently at the top of their division. The I-Cubs rode the strong pitching of Barret Loux and the hot hitting of Brad Nelson earlier in the week. Boise’s Yasiel Balaguert was named […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/27/13

New faces in new places marked the beginning of the week. Daytona continued to be the hottest team in the Cubs’ system. The D-Cubs improved to 5-1 in the second half and Pierce Johnson made his first High-A start. Jacob Hannemann is starting to flex his muscles for Boise, while P.J. Francescon helped win a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/24/13

It was reported that sportswriter Ring Lardner would sing “I’m forever blowing ballgames” to the “Black Sox” during the storied World Series. That seemed to be an appropriate tune with the way the week ended down on the farm as losing leads ran rampant through the organization. Boise was powered by Yasiel Balaguert and Kevin […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/20/13

Daytona remained in the spotlight this week as Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each hit grand slams on Tuesday. Iowa received excellent pitching performances from Chris Rusin and Nick Struck. Pitching also took center stage for Boise, as Loiger Padron extended the team’s scoreless streak for starters. Kane County wrapped up the first half with […]

The Draft is Around the Corner … and Other Cubs News and Notes

As Theo Epstein has said, the most important day for the Chicago Cubs is just 48 hours away. The 2013 first year player draft begins on Thursday and the Cubs are in a position where they cannot afford to miss with the second pick in the draft. Most feel the Cubs will take one of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/30/13

The longball was the center of attention at the start of the week, as Iowa ended up getting them from unexpected sources in Edwin Maysonet and Donnie Murphy. Arismendy Alcantara continues to amaze in Tennessee as he hit his seventh longball of the season. Meanwhile, Kane County’s Dan Vogelbach got himself back on track by […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/27/13

Happy Memorial Day from the CCO! No headline can be any bigger than the immediate splash made by Albert Almora at Kane County as the Cubs’ first round draft pick from a year ago has taken the Midwest League by storm. Almora’s start may be overshadowing a couple of his teammates as Rock Shoulders is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/23/13

Arrivals seem to be the big story to start this week as pitchers Jose Rosario and Kyler Burke returned to Kane County and Daytona respectively.  Albert Almora made his Kane County debut on Wednesday night and went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI. Meanwhile, Tennessee suffered two last minute losses and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/13

As we near the Memorial Day sign post, Kane County, Daytona, and Tennessee have  improved their records to around .500, with only Iowa lagging behind. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher continue to be the compelling forces for the Cougars, while Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Rafael Lopez have stepped up their games for the Smokies. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/13 The lows seemed to outnumber the highs to start the week, as both Kane County and Daytona could not manage a win between them. Iowa wasn’t much better, taking only one out of three from Reno. Tennessee was the only Cubs’ affiliate to show some life as […]