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Cubs Minor League Daily: South Bend Sets A New Attendance Record

Cubs Minor League Daily: South Bend Sets A New Attendance Record

The Cubs’ brand is strong in the Midwest – which could wind up mattering more than you think.

by August 6, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: Quasi-No-Hitter for Pitching Prospect Erick Leal

Cubs Minor League Daily: Quasi-No-Hitter for Pitching Prospect Erick Leal

Nine innings without allowing a hit. That’s a no-hitter. Except when it isn’t.

by August 5, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: Northwest All-Stars Jimenez, Araujo, and De La Cruz

Cubs Minor League Daily: Northwest All-Stars Jimenez, Araujo, and De La Cruz

The Cubs have a trio of prospects in short-season A-ball who made tonight’s All-Star Game. That, plus the latest scores, performances and awards.

by August 4, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: What If You Had to Consider (Temporary) Life Without Kris Bryant?

Cubs Minor League Daily: What If You Had to Consider (Temporary) Life Without Kris Bryant?

Hopefully Bryant doesn’t miss much or any time, but if he has to, the Cubs have options.

by August 3, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: Notes On The Pelicans

Cubs Minor League Daily: Notes On The Pelicans

I saw the Cubs’ High-A affiliate in person,

Now with updated velocity data on Markey.

by August 2, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Minor League Daily: Hug Watch Ends

Cubs Minor League Daily: Hug Watch Ends

The latest minor league scores and highlights – without any hugs.

Cubs Minor League Daily: #HugWatch Primer

Cubs Minor League Daily: #HugWatch Primer

Wondering where to look for potential trades involving Cubs minor leaguers today?

Welcome Back: Javier Baez Homers Twice in Return to Iowa (VIDEOS)

Welcome Back: Javier Baez Homers Twice in Return to Iowa (VIDEOS)

And he did it with a nice, controlled swing.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Eloy Jimenez Leaves Game Early (UPDATE)

Cubs Minor League Daily: Eloy Jimenez Leaves Game Early (UPDATE)

It doesn’t always mean anything, but, if it’s not an injury, you naturally start wondering about a promotion or a trade.

Cubs Minor League Daily: What’s Next for Javier Baez?

Cubs Minor League Daily: What’s Next for Javier Baez?

It seems like Baez could be headed back to Iowa soon, though they’ll have to make a roster move to clear a spot for him.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Chesny Young’s Streak Ends

Cubs Minor League Daily: Chesny Young’s Streak Ends

It was fun while it lasted. Scores and highlights from around the Cubs’ farm system.

This Week In The Minors: Baseball Is Strange

This Week In The Minors: Baseball Is Strange

The odd connections you can find if you look. Also: a swing around the Cubs’ minor league teams.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Top Cubs Pick Ian Happ Promoted to South Bend

Cubs Minor League Daily: Top Cubs Pick Ian Happ Promoted to South Bend

Happ tore up the Northwest League, so it’s on to full season ball.

Cubs Minor League Daily: No Wins In Cubsville

Cubs Minor League Daily: No Wins In Cubsville

But the performances down on the farm are still impressive, and, for many, it’s the perfect time of year to be breaking out.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Villanueva Homers, Young Keeps Streaking, Tennessee Sweeps, More

Cubs Minor League Daily: Villanueva Homers, Young Keeps Streaking, Tennessee Sweeps, More

Positivity at the big league level yesterday, and a whole bunch more down on the farm.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Positive Results From The Pan Am Games for Albert Almora

Cubs Minor League Daily: Positive Results From The Pan Am Games for Albert Almora

USA Baseball didn’t win the gold, though, and Almora returns to AA Tennessee.

Cubs Minor League Daily: A Weekend of Highlights, and a Record for Chesny Young

Cubs Minor League Daily: A Weekend of Highlights, and a Record for Chesny Young

The Cubs have an infield prospect who just keeps hitting.

This Week In The Minors: Who Is the Cubs’ New Number One Prospect?

This Week In The Minors: Who Is the Cubs’ New Number One Prospect?

The Cubs’ former top prospects have been promoted this year, leaving a question at the top of the heap, and lots of interesting possible answers.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Never Trust A Chicken Coaching First Base (VIDEO)

Cubs Minor League Daily: Never Trust A Chicken Coaching First Base (VIDEO)

Oh minor leagues … also: highlights, scores, etc.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Iowa’s All-Stars, Arismendy Alcantara and Carlos Pimentel

Cubs Minor League Daily: Iowa’s All-Stars, Arismendy Alcantara and Carlos Pimentel

Pimentel has been pitching very well of late, and Alcantara remains versatile and interesting.

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