The Daily CCO: It’s the First of September, Austin Jackson and Other Cubs News

The Cubs had a rough night against the Reds and will have to be better prepared Tuesday. The Cubs have dropped five of the last six games but maintained their lead over the Giants in the NL Wild Card race. The Giants lost a 14-inning marathon at Dodger Stadium, 5-4. The Cubs lead for the […]

Cubs Set to Call-Up Javier Baez, Tsuyoshi Wada, Trevor Cahill and Quintin Berry

According to multiple reports, the first wave of September call-ups Tuesday will be four players, two position players and two pitchers. The Cubs will officially add INF Javier Baez, LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, RHP Trevor Cahill and OF Quintin Berry to the active roster Tuesday. The Cubs will have to open two spots on the 40-man […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Set to Call-Up Javier Baez Tuesday as Part of First Wave of September Additions

The Cubs struggles on the six-game road trip continued Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. The offense could not come up with a hit with runners in scoring position. And Jon Lester gave up four runs in the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game. With the Giants losing to the Cardinals, the […]

The Daily CCO: Off to La La Land, Cubs Add Veteran to the Bullpen and Other News and Notes

Thursday was a real bum-mer for the Cubs. Not only did the Giants gain ground on the Cubs in the NL Wild Card race, but with the Pirates and Cardinals both winning as usual, the Cubs are four games back of Pittsburgh and 8 ½ games behind St. Louis in the division. The Cubs open […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/28/15

The end of the week saw another affiliate move into first place, as Eugene used a dominant performance by Oscar De La Cruz to move into the top spot. Iowa continued to roll with the lightning and thunder of John Andreoli and Javier Baez, while Tennessee was able to grind away thanks to the bat […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/24/15

Twenty-five games over .500! That’s the record of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they went home run happy over the weekend, with Ben Carhart leading the way. Iowa also caught the home run bug as five members left the yard this weekend, with a game-winner by Adron Chambers. Tennessee had to dodge the raindrops as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/19/15

Rain and scheduling resulted in a diminished amount of action in the Cubs’ minor league system to start the week. Eugene was able to rally thanks to timely hitting from Alex Bautista, Adonis Paula, and Eloy Jimenez. Meanwhile, South Bend made some noise as Jeffrey Baez, Ian Happ and David Bote led them to victory. […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing September Call-Ups

With two weeks remaining in August, the Cubs are discussing which players on the 40-man roster will be called up in September with the roster expands. Joe Maddon talked to the Tribune about the possible additions to the active roster. “I’ve always liked the nugget or two that you draw from the minor league system, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/12/15

When you’re hot, you’re hot and several of the prospects are on fire. While Albert Almora Jr. of Tennessee and South Bend’s Jeffrey Baez are high profile players scalding the ball, don’t forget Carlos Sepulveda and Robert Garcia with the AZL Cubs, along with Edgar Rondon of the DSL Cubs. But it wasn’t the batters alone […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/07/15

Big wins and big comebacks highlight the end of the week as Jeffrey Baez remains one of the hottest players in the system for South Bend. Myrtle Beach had two walk-off wins thanks to the heroics of Jason Vosler, Danny Lockhart, and Mark Zagunis. Tennessee used the combination of Ryan Williams and Willson Contreras to […]