Spencer Adapting Nicely to Cubs

Left-handed hitting outfielder Matt Spencer has moved around a lot in his young professional career. Drafted by the Phillies in 2007, Spencer was no sooner to High-A before he was dealt to the Oakland Athletics in a trade for Joe Blanton.
July 28, 2010

Cubs Minor League Notebook: July 3

Casey Coleman got a win for an early birthday present Friday. Chris Archer won his sixth straight start in his Double-A debut. Mike Brenly socked his fourth straight multi-hit game at Daytona. Greg Rohan reached the 50 RBI plateau at Peoria. Tarlandus Mitchell had a rough start at Boise, as did Casey Lambert in the AZL.
July 3, 2010

Prospect Round-up: Hitting Rules the System

Hitting was the highlight of the Cubs' farm system on Wednesday. Tennessee went back in time – 100 years, to be exact – and totaled 13 hits. Daytona's D.J. LeMahieu kept his hitting streak alive, and Peoria tied its season high in runs and hits.
June 2, 2010

Prospect Round-up: May 25

Salt Lake City pitching put a halt to Iowa's win streak Monday despite another solid pitching performance from Thomas Diamond. Alberto Cabrera righted the ship in his third start at Tennessee. Chris Rusin turned in his best outing for Daytona. Matt Cerda's three hits paced Peoria's offense.
May 25, 2010

Prospect Round-up: Cashner Keeps Rolling

Andrew Cashner kept rolling Monday for Iowa. Josh Vitters did his part in both games of a doubleheader for Tennessee. Rafael Dolis suffered from a lack of run support again at Daytona.
May 18, 2010

Cubs Prospect Report: April 30

J.R. Mathes turned in his second straight quality start, but Iowa's offense sputtered and managed just four hits behind him. Chris Carpenter got his first Double-A victory for Tennessee. Josh Vitters had his best game of the season, collecting a career-high four hits for Daytona. Nicholas Struck threw the Cubs farm system's first no-hitter of 2010.
May 1, 2010

A's Shake Up Roster In Advance Of Meetings

The Oakland A's announced on Thursday that they had traded reliever Jeff Gray, outfielder/first-baseman Matt Spencer and right-hander Ronny Morla to the Chicago Cubs for third-baseman Jake Fox and second baseman Aaron Miles. The move gives the A's more depth in their infield and likely signals that veteran free agent Adam Kennedy will not return.
December 3, 2009

2009 Awards: Sacramento and Midland

With the 2009 minor league season finally in the books, it is time for us to bestow our awards on the best individual performances for 2009. In the first of our series, we hand out the awards for the top players and pitchers for the Oakland A's Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.
September 29, 2009