The official start of the 2009 minor league season begins in one week and the Chicago Cubs, like most teams, are in the process of finalizing rosters for each of their four full-season affiliates. A large part of that process is deciding on who to keep and who to let go.
April 2, 2009
The Cubs have released outfielder Ryan Harvey, the team's first-round, sixth overall pick from Dunedin (Fla.) High School in the 2003 draft. Harvey, 24, spent six seasons in the Cubs' farm system and batted .247 with 83 home runs and 321 RBI in 471 games.
March 25, 2009
On Thursday night, InsideTheIvy.com Editor in Chief Steve Holley joined the Daytona Cubs broadcast team for a weekly look into the Chicago Cubs' farm system. InsideTheIvy.com can be heard each Thursday night this season on WELE, AM 1380 in Daytona Beach.
April 11, 2008
Last week, noted minor league expert Deric McKamey dropped by InsideTheIvy.com to reveal his top-15 Chicago Cubs prospects. The author of the annual "Minor League Baseball Analyst" book has returned to answer readers' questions about why he ranked certain players in specific spots and about some of the Cubs' prospects that didn't appear on his list.
February 15, 2008
KODAK, Tenn. – Two of the Chicago Cubs' top prospects, outfielder Tyler Colvin and pitcher Jeff Samardzija, are expected to start the 2008 season with the Class AA Tennessee Smokies, along with a host of other talent – some new and some looking for redemption – Cubs Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita said.
January 23, 2008