Notes from Cubs Minor League Camp

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

Cubs Release Two More Top-Round Picks

If you had predicted at the time they were drafted that the Cubs' three highest selected players from the 2003, 2004 and 2005 draft classes would collectively receive only slightly more than a cup of coffee above Class A ball, you might have garnered a few quizzical looks. Yet that is the reality with a week remaining in minor league spring training 2009.
March 30, 2009

Pitchers Return from Arizona

Three Cubs pitching prospects are out of Arizona following stints on the disabled list.
May 5, 2008

Grant Johnson ‘change'-s things up

From the moment he was selected with the Chicago Cubs first pick in the 2004 draft (66th overall), Grant Johnson has been tinkering with a changeup. The right-hander and Notre Dame product has finally found one to his liking.
April 13, 2008

InsideTheIvy Radio: Daytona postgame (WELE)

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

InsideTheIvy.com Radio: Smokies Pregame

On Monday, InsideTheIvy.com Editor in Chief Steve Holley joined Tennessee Smokies broadcaster Mike Gillispie on the Pilot-Oscar Mayer Pre-Game Show for a weekly look into the Chicago Cubs' farm system.
April 8, 2008

Fleita Speaks at Smokies' Luncheon

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

Grant Johnson Rested and Ready

Sometimes when a pitcher's arm is hurting, all he needs is a little rest. Grant Johnson is banking on that as he begins preparation for 2008.
November 21, 2007