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Down on the farm, Cubs finding help

Iowa Cubs finding success in big leagues

Originally Published: July 8, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

The pitcher came from Iowa.

He seemed familiar, as if you knew his name just faintly, like an old politician or a junior high classmate. But you didn't spend the winter wondering when he would be called up already, debating where he fit in the rotation. Old Randy Wells was there in Iowa, not exactly blowing off the barn doors or setting scouts' forearm hairs ablaze, but he was there, and now he's here.

You didn't know him from before because you don't watch Iowa ...

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