The Daily CCO: Let the Off-Season Begin and Other Cubs News and Notes

The 2014 baseball season came to an end Wednesday night with a tremendous seventh game of The World Series. Madison Bumgarner picked up a five-inning save after shutting the Royals down in relief of Jeremy Affeldt. The Giants won its third championship in five seasons and became the first road team to win a seventh […]

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Cubs Could Announce Thursday the Hiring of Joe Maddon

For every report Wednesday afternoon that stated the front office had a deal in place with Joe Maddon to manage the Cubs, there was one that said the exact opposite that an agreement had not been reached and the two sides were still in negotiations. While deals are not official until announced, multiple outlets are […]

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Will the Cubs Off-Season Include Signing Russell Martin?

With free agency ready to begin, the position player the Cubs have been connected to for several months, Russell Martin, is about to hit the market. When the front office stated their goals for the off-season, it was before Joe Maddon became available. If the Cubs land Maddon, as expected, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […]

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Cubs Reportedly Set to Hire Joe Maddon, Team and Maddon’s Agent Denying a Deal is in Place

Updated 5:26pm CDT – According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs are inching closer to a blockbuster deal” with Joe Maddon, but his agent indicated a contract is being discussed but it is far from done.” The Cubs and Maddon are negotiating, but Maddon is also talking to other teams. Alan Nero, Maddon’s […]

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Cubs Outright Josh Vitters, Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish to Iowa, James McDonald Elects Free Agency

The Cubs announced four roster moves Wednesday and created three spots on the 40-man roster. OF/INF Josh Vitters, INF/OF Chris Valaika and OF Ryan Kalish were outrighted to Iowa after clearing waivers. RHP James McDonald, who spent the season on the 60-day DL and did not count against the 40-man roster, elected free agency. OF […]

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The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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Report: Cubs In Talks with Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs could soon have a new manager. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have been in discussions with Joe Maddon this week and an announcement could be made by Friday if Maddon will be the next skipper of the Cubs. There has been mutual interest between the team and Joe […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Demolition of the Bleachers and Work on the Triangle Lot Continues

Crews remain hard at work at Wrigley Field on the demolition of the left and right field bleachers, the parking lot west of Wrigley and other areas inside the park. DNAInfoChicago.com talked with Cubs’ spokesman Julian Green about the progress being made at Wrigley. Crews are still working on the bleachers and Julian Green told […]

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Kane County Wins the 2014 MiLBY for the Best Team in Minor League Baseball

The 2014 Midwest League Champions received another trophy Tuesday when the Kane County Cougars were awarded the MiLBY for the Best Team of the Year. The Cubs Low-A affiliate received both the staff and fan vote for top team of 2014. Low-A Kane County, led by manager Mark Johnson, won 91 games during the regular […]

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The 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year Goes to the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs organization has come a long way in three calendar years and Tuesday the staff of MiLB.com awarded the Cubs with a 2014 MiLBY for the Best Farm System in baseball. The fan vote for the 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year went to the New York Mets. Several of the […]

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