Cubs Cut Ties With Kane County; Hello South Bend

Silver Hawks

After two seasons the Chicago Cubs are moving on from Kane County, and will begin a player development contract with the South Bend Silver Hawks next season (Low A affiliate).  For me this is disappointing only because it was very easy to get to Kane County to see the Cubs prospects play, South Bend is a little further.  On the bright side, the Silver Hawks are still in the Midwest League, so they will travel to Kane County regularly.   As pointed out on Twitter, Kane County is in a different division, and South Bend will not travel there in 2015…. Never mind that “bright side” comment.

South Bend would kill to get the Cubs, not saying they did…. (nervous laugh) but they were hard after the Cubs for a very long time, and it now is coming to fruition.  The main reason for moves like this are to enhance the player development within the organization, hence “player development contract.”  For the two years with Kane County, the Cubs wanted major improvements to the facilities, and while the Cougars announced that they were making upgrades this offseason, it seems as though it wasn’t enough.

I’m sad to say so long to the good people at Kane County, but excited for South Bend Cubs baseball, hope the price of gas goes down next summer…yeeeeeaaah.

 

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One thought on “Cubs Cut Ties With Kane County; Hello South Bend”

  1. This move by both clubs surprised me a little bit. The Silver Hawks have been with AZ for many years, and I though that Kane County was a perfect choice for the Cubbies. I was also surprised that SB will change their name to the Cubs, also. The Silver Hawks make sense for the area (where the Silver Hawk Studebakers were manufactured, and they have a nice museum there). Whatever the case, we’ll be checking out the Cubs both at Wrigley and Four Winds Field next spring. My boys will like the Cubs moniker for whatever team.
    -Mike
    http://minoringinbaseball.com/

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