Reds Take Chance on Former Cubs First-Rounder

Former Cubs first-round draft pick Mark Pawelek is back in affiliated baseball. The left-hander, who had been pitching for the Golden Baseball League's St. George Roadrunners in Utah after being released by the Cubs this spring, was sold to the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend.
May 26, 2009

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

Pawelek Vows to Turn Over a New Leaf

Since Mark Pawelek was drafted 20th overall with the Chicago Cubs' first-round pick from Springville (Utah) High School in 2005, there have been some rocky times for the left-hander.
February 27, 2009

The Importance of Instructs

Officially, about 43 players from the Chicago Cubs' farm system reported to Arizona this month for the start of the 2008 Instructional League.
September 23, 2008

More Odd News Involving Pawelek

Former Cubs first-round draft pick Mark Pawelek has been shut down for the remainder of the season, though there appears to be nothing physically wrong with the left-hander.
August 19, 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