Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Double-A, Triple-A – 06/30/14

First place Tennessee won three out of four thanks to the outstanding pitching of Corey Black and Dae-Eun Rhee. Not to be outdone, second place Iowa took three out of five with the streaking Kris Bryant, Arismendy Alcantara, and Josh Vitters. Meanwhile, a Boise blowout on Friday night gave hope to better days ahead for […]

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Rambling While the Cubs are Improving?

Hello again, everybody. It has been another week, and the Cubs are yet again 5-5 in the last ten. This could change before I finish writing this as they are currently leading the Nats 3-1. However, 5-5 is better than 2-8 and that is an improvement. It is happening slowly, but this team is maturing. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/14

Winning seems to be the key word across the minor leagues to start the week as Iowa received excellent pitching performances from Dallas Beeler and Tsuyoshi Wada, while Kris Bryant provided the muscle. Tennessee evened their season record thanks to the hot hitting of Stephen Bruno, Rubi Silva, and Christian Villanueva. Daytona moved into first […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/23/14

It was all about the First Round Draft Picks as the week ended and the second half began for most of the minor league teams. The Kyle Schwarber-less Boise Hawks have struggled mightily since his promotion, while his new team, the Kane County Cougars, won three out of four as Schwarber hit his first Low-A […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/14

Home runs, promotions and All-Star Games highlighted the first part of the week in the Cubs’ system. Kyle Schwarber hit two homers and was bumped up a level following the game. While Kane County and Tennessee received mid-season breaks, two Smokies that participated in the Southern League All-Star Game received promotions. The D-Cubs broke out […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/16/14

The “big fly” played a prominent role to end the week in the minors. First Round pick Kyle Schwarber had two round-trippers for Boise and Justin Marra also went deep as the Hawks began their season. Kane County received homers from Yasiel Balaguert, Jordan Hankins, and Jacob Rogers as the Cougars finished the first half […]

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The Daily CCO: Bryant, Schwarber and Cubs Minor Leaguers on Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day from everyone at the CCO Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber were productive for their respective teams Saturday night. Kris Bryant led off the seventh inning of Saturday’s game with a double and ran his hitting streak to nine games. Bryant has reached base safely in each of his last 19 games. Bryant […]

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Cubs Injury Updates: Hector Rondon, Emilio Bonifacio and Zac Rosscup

The Cubs provided updates on Hector Rondon, Emilio Bonifacio and Zac Rosscup prior to Saturday’s game in Philadelphia. And two of the three updates were positive, the third was as expected. Hector Rondon was not available for the ninth inning of Friday’s game due to a sore elbow. Rondon threw from flat ground Saturday before […]

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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Signed, Sealed and Delivered

The Cubs announced Wednesday the signing of first round draft pick Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs signed Schwarber to a bonus of $3.125 million, which is $1,496,200 under-slot. And not long after the signing was announced, reports surfaced that Schwarber was already in Boise to prepare for the Hawks opener on Friday. The Cubs view Schwarber […]

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Injury Updates, Roster Moves and Other Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jason McLeod spent a lot of time discussing the draft and the minor league system Saturday and Sunday. McLeod provided an update on Jorge Soler, and discussed the struggles Javier Baez and Albert Almora have dealt with this season. Jorge Soler is taking batting practice and facing live pitching at the Cubs’ complex in Mesa. […]

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