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If Robinson Chirinos can’t come back this year, the Cubs should call up Erick Castillo

He’s a catcher in the system who deserves a MLB cuppa coffee.

Iowa Cubs Wrap: Brennen Davis and Cory Abbott lead Iowa past St. Paul, 4-1

Brennen Davis and Cory Abbott lead Iowa past St. Paul

BCB After Dark: It’s all about timing

The late night club for night owls, early-risers and Cub fans abroad asks what you think about a pitch clock.

Minor League Wrap: The season ends for Tennessee, South Bend and Myrtle Beach

It’s the last day of the season for everyone but Iowa.

Minor League Wrap: Christian Franklin hits 1st pro home run as Pelicans rout Augusta, 12-2

The Pelicans beat Augusta, keeping their hopes of a .500 season alive. Tennessee and South Bend both lose on walk-off hits.

Minor League Wrap: Pelicans score 11 runs in 4th inning to beat Augusta, 11-4

Iowa wins their 4th-straight over Omaha. The Pelicans top Augusta with a big inning.

Minor League Wrap: Brennen Davis homers again as Iowa beats Omaha, 8-5

Brennen Davis homers again as Iowa beats Omaha for the third time this week. Strong starting pitching by Ryan Jensen and DJ Herz in wins for Tennessee and South Bend

Minor League Wrap: Johneshwy Fargas leads Iowa past Omaha, 6-5.

Iowa dealt a huge blow to Omaha’s pennant hopes with a 6-5 win. South Bend and Myrtle Beach both lost.

Minor League Wrap: Brennen Davis homers in his 1st 2 Triple-A at-bats; Iowa romps over Omaha 8-1

Brennen Davis started his Triple-A career with a bang. Two of them, actually.

A Cristian Hernandez update, and should the Cubs have two Arizona Complex League teams in 2022?

Some thoughts about a top Cubs prospect and where the team should be headed for prospects next year.

Brennen Davis has been promoted to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs’ No. 1 prospect will get some time at the highest minor-league level this year.

Minor League Wrap: Alexander Canario leads South Bend past Beloit, 7-6

South Bend scored four in the ninth to beat Beloit. The Pelicans shut out the RiverDogs.

Minor League Wrap: Pelicans beat RiverDogs 5-2 thanks to Ethan Hearn’s grand slam

The Pelicans ride a pair of home runs to victory. The Smokies also win thanks to a home run. The less said about Iowa and South Bend, the better.

Minor League Wrap: Smokies waste solid pitching, fall 2-0 to Lookouts

The bats were mostly silent tonight as the four full season teams all lost.

Minor League Wrap: Iowa rides strong pitching to beat Toledo, 5-1.

Iowa won with a great start from Cory Abbott. Tennessee wasted a good start from Ryan Jensen. Jordan Wicks’ start for South Bend was short but good.

Minor League Wrap: Christopher Morel hits a 3-run walk-off homer as Smokies beat Lookouts, 12-9 in 10 innings

The Smokies win a wild one with a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth. (Does that sound familiar?) Iowa’s bullpen melts down against Toledo.

Minor League Wrap: Pelicans beat RiverDogs with a Kevin Made grand slam

Kevin Made hits his first home run in a Pelicans win. South Bend loses it late. Toledo’s Zack Short returns to Iowa.

Minor League Wrap: Jordan Wicks has a successful pro debut in South Bend 1-0 loss

The Smokies snapped a five-game losing streak. Iowa splits a doubleheader. South Bend was done in by poor hitting.

Minor League Wrap: Jordan Nwogu goes 4 for 4 with a home run to power Pelicans past Hillcats, 2-1

Jordan Nwogu has a big game for the Pelicans. DJ Herz has a successful debut for South Bend.

Minor League Wrap: Ball leads South Bend to victory; Contreras homers for Iowa

Iowa slugs their way past Indy as Willson Contreras homers. South Bend tops Lake County.

Minor League Wrap: Owen Caissie’s home run not enough for Pelicans to beat Hillcats

Every team lost tonight, unfortunately.

Minor League Wrap: Iowa snaps 6-game skid with 4-3 win over Indianaoplis

Strong starting pitching leads to wins for Iowa and Myrtle Beach.

Minor League Wrap: Willson Contreras homers in rehab appearance with Iowa

A successful rehab appearance for Willson Contreras. The Pelicans beat the Hillcats thanks in part to a Jordan Nwogu home run.

Minor League Wrap: Iowa’s bullpen wastes Swarmer’s start, loses to Omaha 4-3

All three teams that played today lost.

Minor League Wrap: Ed Howard powers Pelicans past Fireflies, 6-2

Ed Howard homers as the Pelicans win. South Bend beats Peoria and Iowa falls to Omaha.

Minor League Wrap: South Bend stops Peoria, 4-2

Iowa and Myrtle Beach lose while South Bend shuts down Peoria. The Smokies are just shut down.

Minor League Wrap: Pelicans storm back to beat Fireflies, 9-8

South Bend splits a doubleheader and the Pelicans come back to beat Columbia. The Smokies have a problem.

Minor League Wrap: Canario homers twice as South Bend romps past Peoria, 14-2

It took two days, but South Bend skates past Peoria. The Pelicans continue to dominate Columbia.

Minor League Wrap: Ed Howard and Jacob Wetzel power Pelicans past Fireflies, 6-1

The Pelicans win behind some power from Jacob Wetzel and Ed Howard. Also pitching from Dawel Rodriguez. Iowa splits a twin bill.

Minor League Wrap: Avelino leads Iowa past St. Paul, 5-2

Iowa beats St. Paul and the Smokies split a doubleheader with the Barons. A setback for Nico Hoerner rehabbing in South Bend.

Minor League Wrap: Strumpf shines in Smokies loss

South Bend had the only win today. Chase Strumpf shines in a Smokies loss.

Minor League Wrap: Smokies hang on, South Bend splits

The Smokies edged the Barons and South Bend split a doubleheader with Quad Cities.

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