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Iowa (AAA)

Premium StoryQ & A with Ronny Cedeno
InsideTheIvy.com, June 30, 2007

DES MOINES – Ronny Cedeno recently experienced the trifecta. The Cubs infielder, who was batting .388 through 40 games with Triple-A Iowa, recently went 5-for-6 at the plate, helped turn a rare triple play, and then watched his team hold on for a win.    Full Story


Premium StoryQ & A with Geoff Jones
InsideTheIvy.com, June 27, 2007

Sidearm southpaw Geoffrey Jones was promoted to Triple-A for the first time in his career after posting a microscopic 0.36 ERA and .151 average against in 23 relief appearances for Double-A Tennessee. The 27-year-old left-hander, who picked up the nickname "Big Nasty" while with the Smokies, garnered All-Star honors for his first-half performance.    Full Story


Tennessee (AA)

Premium StoryGrant Johnson Coming to Grips
InsideTheIvy.com, June 28, 2007

KODAK, Tenn. – If the path to better performance is identifying strengths and weaknesses, Grant Johnson is well on the way. His pitching appearances have included the good (getting out of a bases-loaded jam) and the bad (allowing a bases-clearing triple), but the Double-A Tennessee reliever has a good handle on what he needs to do on the mound.    Full Story


Premium StoryKroeger Makes Lasting Impression

InsideTheIvy.com, June 18, 2007

KODAK, Tenn. – Josh Kroeger signed with the Chicago Cubs as a minor league free agent and arrived in Double-A ball knowing that he was debuting for a new team. Kroeger certainly made the most out of first impressions by leading his team (and league) in hitting and earning significant praise from his manager.    Full Story


Daytona (High Class-A)

Premium StoryJody Davis Interview
InsideTheIvy.com, June 24, 2007

DAYTONA BEACH — Class-A Daytona manager Jody Davis talks about the development and progression of several of his players and the Cubs' top prospects.    Full Story


Premium StoryQ & A with Tyler Colvin

InsideTheIvy.com, June 17, 2007

DAYTONA BEACH — Cubs prospect Tyler Colvin spoke about his first full season to date and more prior to the Florida State League All-Star Game in Daytona.    Full Story


Peoria (Class-A)

Premium StoryLansford Developing Nicely
InsideTheIvy.com, July 2, 2007

Josh Lansford's development this season at Class-A Peoria has been a welcome sight to both the Cubs and their sixth-round draft pick from a year ago. It has even been described as the most promising thing to have happened in Peoria all season to date.    Full Story


Premium StoryMaestri Adds to His Accolades

InsideTheIvy.com, June 21, 2007

GENEVA, Ill. -- On January 6, 2006, the Cubs negotiated with Veserba, Italy, native Alex Maestri and signed him as a non-drafted free agent.    Full Story


Boise (SS-A)

Premium StorySiegfried's Upside Within Reach
InsideTheIvy.com, June 26, 2007

Chris Siegfried initially came to the University of Portland as a walk-on looking for a bullpen spot. After spending three up and down seasons in the West Coast Conference, he was scooped up by the Cubs in the 11th round of this year's draft.    Full Story


Premium StoryJohnston Finding his Comfort Zone

InsideTheIvy.com, June 23, 2007

Dylan Johnston arrived in the short-season Northwest League at Class A Boise just looking to discover his comfort zone and to get a little confidence under his belt.    Full Story


Extended Spring/Mesa

Premium StoryPerez's Impress in Arizona
InsideTheIvy.com, May 23, 2007

Young Latin players Carlos Perez and Nelson Perez stood out in Extended Spring Training.    Full Story


Premium StoryFreak Injury Keeps Pawelek in Arizona

InsideTheIvy.com, June 19, 2007

When the Cubs sent top pitching prospect Mark Pawelek to Extended Spring Training in Mesa, Ariz., this past April, they had their reasons. Among them, they wanted the 20-year-old to fine-tune his mechanics and to throw strikes consistently before resurfacing later on in the summer at short-season Class Low-A Boise.    Full Story


Draft Series

Premium StoryKyle Day Calling the Shots
InsideTheIvy.com, June 29, 2007

The Cubs waited until the 19th round of this year's draft to select catcher Kyle Day from Michigan State. So why does the 577th overall pick want top-round money?    Full Story


Premium StoryQ & A with Josh Donaldson

InsideTheIvy.com, June 10, 2007

The Cubs selected Auburn catcher Josh Donaldson with their compensatory pick in the first round of the 2007 draft. In doing so, Donaldson became the highest drafted Auburn player since former two-sport athlete Gabe Gross was selected by Toronto in the first round of the 2001 draft. The Blue Jays' scouting director at the time is now the Cubs' scouting director.    Full Story


Archives

Premium StoryAtkins Repeating His Game
InsideTheIvy.com, May 15, 2007

You hear it all the time; that baseball is a game of repetition. For Cubs pitching prospect Mitch Atkins, that's been a good thing.    Full Story


Premium StoryRapada Turning Old Tricks

InsideTheIvy.com, May 11, 2007

Left-hander Clay Rapada is what some across the pond might describe as a clever biscuit. On the field, Rapada knows when something isn't right with his pitching, and likewise what he needs to do in order to rectify any mistakes.    Full Story


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