Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Said Rick Renteria Absolutely Will Return, Mike Olt to Work in the Outfield

Before Rick Renteria was tossed for the sixth time this season Friday night, Theo Epstein was asked if Rick Renteria would be back for his second season as Cubs manager in 2015. Epstein said Renteria would absolutely be back, but “there could be changes with the coaching staff.” The front office is reportedly very happy […]

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Kyle Hendricks Will Not Start Season Finale, Pitched Enough Innings This Year

Rick Renteria announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks would not start the last game of the season. Jacob Turner will make the start instead and take on Mike Fiers in the season finale. Renteria said nothing is physically wrong with Hendricks, just that he’s pitched enough this season between Triple-A Iowa and the […]

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Cubs Outlast the Brewers in Opener of Last Series of the Season – Cubs 6, Brewers 4

Game One Hundred Sixty: Cubs 6, Brewers 4 WP – Neil Ramirez (3-3) LP – Jimmy Nelson (2-9) Save – Hector Rondon (28) The Cubs outlasted the Brewers in a sluggish game Friday night that took over three and a half hours to complete. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead when Chris Coghlan […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 09/26/14

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs (71-88) vs. Brewers (81-78) Game Time – 7:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 84, 844 Location – Miller Park, Milwaukee Eric Jokisch (0-0, 1.74/1.45/4.09) vs. Jimmy Nelson (2-8, 4.57/1.45/3.70) The Cubs kick-off the final series of the season tonight in Milwaukee […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Wrigley Project Set to Begin in Earnest Monday

According to a report from DNAinfo Chicago, the Wrigley Field Restoration Project “will begin in earnest Monday with the demolition of the left and right field bleachers.” Erica Demarest spoke with Julian Green and provided an update on the project. The Cubs will also “begin a large excavation of the red and purple lots that run […]

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Three Cubs Land in Baseball America’s 2014 Arizona League Top 20 Prospect List

As Baseball America announced Wednesday, it’s the start of the prospect season. The rankings and lists from all of the publications will fill the off-season from now through April. Baseball America began releasing its rankings of the top 20 prospects in each league in Minor League Baseball. BA posted its list of the top 20 […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]

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Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

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South Bend Officially Changes Nickname, Cubs Low Class-A Affiliate Called the South Bend Cubs

Andrew Berlin, the owner of the South Bend franchise, proudly announced Thursday morning, “We are The South Bend Cubs.” Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod spent Thursday morning in South Bend to be part of the organization’s new Low Class-A affiliate’s press conference to formally announce the partnership with the Chicago Cubs and the nickname change […]

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