The Daily CCO: Cubs Find Coaching Fits with Eric Hinske and Doug Dascenzo and Other News

When the front office named John Mallee hitting coach last week there were two other changes to Rick Renteria’s staff that made sense for the Cubs. Eric Hinske was the team’s first base coach and outfield coach last season in his first year as a big league coach. Instead of another season at first base, […]

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Edwin Jackson Will Have to Make Dramatic Improvements to Have a Role with the Cubs

For the second time in as many years Theo Epstein took full responsibility for signing Edwin Jackson when he spoke with season ticket holders last week. Edwin Jackson has obviously been a disappointment to the front office over his two seasons with the Cubs. “I deserved to be criticized for that signing. It hasn’t worked […]

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Hitting Coach John Mallee Talked Philosophy, Approach and Working with the Cubs

For the fourth time in four seasons the Cubs will have a new hitting coach. While the job of a Major League hitting coach is often overstated, the front office realizes the importance of making the right hire the third time around with the first wave of talent pushing its way to the big league […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Started at Second Base in the AFL and Other Cubs News

Over three minor league seasons, Addison Russell has played in 233 games and only one position in the field, shortstop. Addison Russell made his first start of the fall at second base Monday night, hitting fifth for the Mesa Solar Sox. Russell went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Monday night. Addison Russell […]

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The Front Office Would Like Manny Ramirez to Keep Working with the Cubs Young Hitters

Theo Epstein and the front office took a lot of heat during the summer when Manny Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract to be a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer felt confident after talking to Ramirez, a player and person they knew all too well from the not-so-good […]

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Cubs History: Overall Shuts Out the Tigers, Cubs Win the 1908 World Series

The Chicago Cubs became the first back-to-back World Series Champions after Orval Overall won his second game of the series. Overall threw a three-hit complete game shutout and a first inning RBI by Frank Chance would prove to be the difference in the game. Orval Overall worked around four walks and a wild pitch by […]

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Bryant, Russell Top Baseball America’s List of Southern League Prospects that Includes Four Cubs Players

Baseball America released its ranking Monday of the top 20 prospects in the Southern League for the 2014 season. And to no surprise 3B Kris Bryant (1) and SS Addison Russell (2) topped Baseball America’s list with RHP C.J. Edwards (5) making the top five. OF Albert Almora (18) landed among the best players at […]

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The Daily CCO: A Groundbreaking Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The second weekend in October was a rather busy one for the Cubs. Crane Kenney and Theo Epstein held the team’s annual meetings with season ticket holders. And there was a rather important groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning at Wrigley Field while the demolition of the bleachers continued. The rumors picked up after Theo Epstein said […]

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Cubs History: Mordecai Brown Tosses a Shutout, Cubs Take a Commanding Lead in the Series

Mordecai ‘Three Finger’ Brown won his second game of the 1908 World Series with a complete game four-hit shutout. Brown was 29-9 with a 1.47 ERA in 1908. Brown threw over 312 innings and recorded 27 complete games in 31 starts and he also made 13 appearances out of Frank Chance’s bullpen that season. The […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Would Ideally Add Two Starting Pitchers to Roster This Off-Season

Theo Epstein reiterated Friday and Saturday what he said during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central Division. The Cubs plan on competing without selling out the future and the team will continue to develop the young players at the Major League level. The Cubs are […]

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