Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/11

New stars Robert Whitenack and Jae-Hoon Ha are rising from the lower ranks; while Brett Jackson, Rebel Ridling and Ryan Flaherty continue making noise for the Sluggin’ Smokies. All of this and more in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/11

A Daytona pitcher almost tosses a no-no, the Tennessee hitters keep on saying yes-yes, while Iowa fans say Oh, No! And the Cubs top prospect ran his hitting streak to ten games. All in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects Revisited

In November the CCO published a list of the top 15 prospects in the Cubs’ system. With the two trades last month, the Cubs minor league system took on a different look. With pitchers and catchers reporting to Fitch Park in just three days, it is time to revisit the CCO’s list of the top […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2011

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system continues today with the top 31 prospects in the Cubs organization according to Baseball America. Baseball America’s 2011 Prospect Handbook was recently released with the Nationals’ Bryce Harper on the cover. BA was very complimentary of the Cubs’ system before the trade with the Rays last […]

The Garza Trade – A Minor League Perspective

I’m taking some time out from preparing the Down on the Farm report in order to offer some observations on the recent eight-player trade. Please keep in mind that these are just observations … from a Minor League perspective.

From the Wire … It’s Official, Cubs Acquire Matt Garza in Eight-Player Trade

The Cubs and Rays officially announced the eight-player trade that sent five minor leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zachary Rosscup, a left-handed minor league pitcher that was the Rays 28th round pick in the 2009 draft. The Cubs paid a big price for Matt Garza by dealing Chris […]