8/21 No comment re: possible Peoria move

There are reports that the Cubs are in the process of working out a player development agreement with the Kane County Cougars in an effort to move their Midwest League affiliate from Peoria. The switch, reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, would move the Cubs’ Class A team closer to Chicago, and end a relationship with the Chiefs that began in the 1980s. Instead of a 166-mile drive, the Class A team would be 50 miles away.

Cubs player development director Jason McLeod told MLB.com on Tuesday the team will have no comment about the Minor League teams until the season is over.

In 1985, the Chiefs became a member of the Cubs farm system, and featured players such as Greg Maddux, Rafael Palmeiro, Mark Grace and Joe Girardi. The affiliation with the Cubs lasted until 1994, when the Chicago team moved its Class A squad to Rockford. In mid September 2004, the Chiefs announced they were joining the Cubs again, beginning with the ’05 season.

– Carrie Muskat

6 Comments

That would be incredibly awesome.

Unless you live in central Illinois, and NOT 50 mi. from Wrigley. =(

i don’t like this move…. once again Chicago thinks its the most important thing in IL……..

Kane County, I could go for that. Nice ballpark, Nancy Faust on the organ, good looking single moms in the stands.

If you live in Central Illinois….then you are “cow paddy” out of luck. You need to drive up and pick up some Sonic burgers along the way for the family.

Which would give folks in the Fox River Valley and nearer-western burbs even LESS reason to pay $114 for an infield Field Box seat, $78 for a Bleacher seat, etc., etc. As if a battery of Volstad and Castillo isn’t reason enough . . .

I thought it was the beer and good looking women that made guys go to Wrigley…….never heard it was to watch Volstad.

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