Recap of the Cubs 2011 First-Year Player Draft

The 2011 MLB First-Year player draft took place last week and the Cubs selected players in all 50 rounds. The Cubs made Javier Baez their first round pick with the ninth overall selection in the draft. In all, Tim Wilken and his staff selected 29 college players and 21 high school players … 29 pitchers […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Red Sox – 05/20/11

Game Forty-Three: Cubs (19-23) vs. Red Sox (23-20) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 89 Location – Fenway Park, Boston Doug Davis (0-1, 1.80/1.00) vs. Jon Lester (5-1, 3.28/1.25) For the first time since the days of Babe Ruth, the Chicago Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/12/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report Time has passed quickly, and this week most minor league teams will be completing the first quarter of the season. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/11

It’s been an exciting week in “The Bushes”. There were excellent pitching performances by Cameron Greathouse, Brett Wallach, Ramon Ortiz, Doug Davis, Nick Struck, Robert Coello and Su-Min Jung. Nelson Perez, Junior Lake and Jae-Hoon Ha are getting their taters in Daytona. Daytona became the first club in the organization to reach 20 wins, and […]

From the Wire … Wellemeyer Announces Retirement

According to Carrie Muskat, Todd Wellemeyer announced his retirement from baseball Saturday afternoon. Wellemeyer signed a minor league deal with the Cubs over the off-season that included an invite to big league camp. Wellemeyer made a couple off appearances in the Cactus League before a right hip injury caused him to shut it down. Wellemeyer […]

Davis and Wellemeyer Make 2011 Debuts

Pitchers Doug Davis and Todd Wellemeyer made their 2011 debuts down on the farm Thursday … and it appears Doug Davis could be very close to making his first start in a Cubs’ uniform. Doug Davis started for the Daytona Cubs (High Low Class-A) and picked up a win for the 20-8 D-Cubs (5-0 victory […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 05/03/11

Game Twenty-Nine: Cubs (12-16) vs. Dodgers (15-15) Game Time – 9:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 189 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Ryan Dempster (1-3, 9.58/1.87) vs. Chad Billingsley (2-1, 4.46/1.37) Ryan Dempster turns 34 today … will he show up to the park tonight and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/11

The D-Cubs continue winning games down in the Florida State League and the Sluggin’ Smokies did what they do best … hit the baseball. But this week it was Ryan Flaherty and Rebel Ridling that stole the headlines from Brett Jackson. At Iowa, Jay Jackson made another start. Doug Davis and Todd Wellemeyer will make […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 05/01/11

Game Twenty-Seven: Cubs (12-14) vs. Diamondbacks (11-15) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Casey Coleman (1-1, 7.43/2.02) vs. Daniel Hudson (1-4, 5.64/1.38) The Cubs will try to begin the second month of the season with their first win […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/11

A Daytona pitcher almost tosses a no-no, the Tennessee hitters keep on saying yes-yes, while Iowa fans say Oh, No! And the Cubs top prospect ran his hitting streak to ten games. All in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.