Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/15

With pennant races for the Cubs organization extending down throughout the minor leagues, the balls are now flying out of the park. Andrew Ely and Ian Rice went downtown for Eugene, while Matt Rose and Ian Happ came up big for South Bend. Jason Vosler continues to surprise with his power output for Myrtle Beach, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/15

Outstanding performances highlighted the beginning of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Erick Leal had a very special nine innings for the South Bend Cubs. There’s only one way to describe Tennessee’s Jeimer Candelario, and that is “on fire.” Meanwhile, Jonathan Martinez backed up his Pitcher of the Week honor with another outstanding effort […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/15

Heroes came from unlikely sources as Myrtle Beach was spurred to victory by home runs from Trey Martin and Carlos Penalver, meanwhile Adbert Alzolay came out of the pen for Eugene to deliver a no-hit performance. Pitching was also in the forefront as excellent efforts were had by Tommy Thorpe of South Bend, Pierce Johnson […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good outing for the AZL Cubs, and Ryan Williams kept rolling […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/15

It was a rough middle of the week for the Cubs’ minor league affiliates. Several players kept producing at the plate and on the mound, but the overall win-loss record was not that good. The Cubs promoted first round pick OF/2B Ian Happ to South Bend. And Happ’s new teammate, Jeffrey Baez has not slowed […]

The Daily CCO: Javier Baez Could Return to Iowa in a Little Over a Week and Other Cubs News

A day after Javier Baez posted on Instagram that he is close to 100 percent and is ready to start playing again, a report from the Des Moines Register put a timetable on Baez’s return to Iowa. Jaron Madison told Tommy Birch that Baez would start playing rehab games on Thursday and he “could be […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/15

After taking a break for the Major League All-Star game, all of the Cubs’ affiliates look refreshed as there were both big pitching performances and excellent offensive displays to end the week. Eugene was a base hit machine thanks to Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, while Yasiel Balaguert and David Bote went deep for South […]

From the Wire: Cubs Place LHP Zac Rosscup on 15-Day DL, Recall RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs announced two roster moves Wednesday afternoon. LHP Zac Rosscup was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. The Cubs recalled RHP Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa to take the spot on the active roster. Medina will wear No. 33 and is with the team in Cleveland. With the roster moves, […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Could Use a Little Designated Hitting and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs were flat Tuesday night coming off an unexpected day off and were shutout for the fifth time this season. Joe Maddon does not like off days for his young team. Even with taking three of four from the Reds, the Cubs scored a grand total of 16 runs during the five-game homestand after […]

Indians Walk All Over Jake Arrieta – Indians 6, Cubs 0

Game Sixty-Two – Cubs 0, Indians 6 WP – Trevor Bauer (6-3) LP – Jake Arrieta (6-5) Save – None Jake Arrieta lasted only five innings and tied a career-high with six walks. The Indians first three runs scored on just one hit while the Cubs did nothing against Trevor Bauer. The Cubs dropped the […]