The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects

The Cubs’ farm system has shown a lot of improvement over the last two seasons. After being ranked as high as tenth in the game in 2005, the Cubs system slipped to 18 in 2008 and plummeted to 27 in 2009. With a couple of solid drafts, free-agent amateur signings and players performing at, or […]

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 – 08/26/10

A top-pitching prospect in the Cubs organization who has the same name as the St. Louis Cardinals ace is promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. The Daytona Cubs have pulled within two games of the division leaders in the FSL North. The Iowa Cubs see their lead get thinner and thinner in the PCL American North. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/10

It’s crunch time for minor league teams fighting for playoff spots. The Chiefs are in the middle of a big series against the first place River Bandits. The Smokies are trying to fend off the second place Stars in a set between the two Southern League foes. The Daytona Cubs are ready to host the […]

Chicago Cubs Prospect Profile: Michael Brenly

The Cubs organization liked what the saw in Michael Brenly so much they drafted him twice. The Cubs picked Brenly the first time in the 43rd round back in 2005 then took him again in the 36th round three years later. Brenly is the son of Len Kasper’s broadcast partner and one of the candidates […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/10

The Cubs squads in Iowa, Tennessee, and Daytona are all playing well. Third overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft Josh Vitters is out with a broken hand. The injury to Vitters led to a number of roster moves throughout the organization. One Cubs minor league manager will be at the helm in the Arizona […]