Cubs Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Coordinators

The Cubs announced their 2011 Minor League coaching staffs and coordinators on Thursday. While five former Cubs remain in the system, Jody Davis is no longer with the organization as both sides decided to go in different directions. Bill Dancy received a promotion to Triple-A after earning Southern League Coach of the Year honors last […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/10

The three newest Cubs pitching prospects make their organizational debuts. One Cubs right-hander who started the year with Peoria will join the Smokies for their playoff run. The Iowa Cubs bullpen looks sharp as relievers vie for spots in the big league ‘pen in September. Esmailin Caridad is finally pitching again after months away from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/22/10

The coaching staff is an extremely underrated aspect of a minor league system. The importance of good coaching at the minor league level is tremendous. When you draft kids out of high school and college, there has to be a voice that is able to help them adjust to pro ball. For today’s Down on […]

A Little Game of Catch(up)

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family has taken two steps forward in a short time and could be finalized before the end of the month … that by far is the most important bits of information to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison over the past week. And […]

Piniella’s Staff Will Return in 2010 … Sans Von Joshua

Not too long after the final out of the 2009 season, Jim Hendry announced to the media all of Lou Piniella’s coaching staff will return next season, with the exception of Von Joshua according to a report on WGN Radio. The Cubs offered Von Joshua his previous position of hitting coach for the Triple-A Iowa […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 06/30/09

Game Seventy-Four: Cubs (36-37) vs. Pirates (35-41) Game Time – 6:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Ted Lilly (7-5, 3.41/1.11) vs. Ross Ohlendorf (6-6, 4.75/1.29) Updated – 4:00pm C.T. – Jeff Samardzija Recalled – Jose Ascanio Optioned Can the Cubs […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 06/17/09

Game Sixty-One: Cubs (30-30) vs. White Sox (30-34) Game Time – 1:20pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast Sports Net (Cubs)/WGN TV (White Sox) – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Ryan Dempster (4-3, 3.87/1.25) vs. John Danks (4-5, 4.81/1.41) Weather permitting the Cubs and White Sox will renew their […]

Sandberg to Manage the Smokies….and other Coaching Changes

The Cubs announced coaching changes throughout their farm system on Wednesday afternoon. The most notable move was the promotion of Ryne Sandberg from the Peoria Chiefs (Class A) to the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A). Sandberg spent his first two seasons as a manager in the Cubs’ system with the Chiefs. Jody Davis’ role within the organization […]