Day Three of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm

After being entertained for an hour by Bobby Dernier, Tim Stoddard, Steve Trout, Jay Johnstone, Rick Sutcliffe, Gary Matthews, Scott Sanderson and Lee Smith talking about the ’84 season, the 2014 Cubs Convention wrapped up with the Sunday staple … Down on the Farm. Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison, Blake Parker, Justin Grimm, Dave Otto and […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Welcome the Cubs New Skipper Rick Renteria

Rick Renteria and a majority of his coaching staff were on hand for the second session on Saturday afternoon. Rick Renteria, Brandon Hyde (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach), Bill Mueller (hitting coach), Mike Brumley (assistant hitting coach), Gary Jones (third base coach), Eric Hinske (first base coach), Jose Castro (quality assurance coach) and Mike […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Cubs Business Operations Update

Crane Kenney and his business operations department was the first session of the afternoon. The Cubs President of Business Operations provided updates on the team’s finances, the TV and radio contracts and the Wrigley Field Restoration project. The Cubs’ contracts with WGN TV and Radio expire after the 2014 season. Crane Kenney is expecting to […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Scouting and Player Development

For us baseball nerds the highlight of the Saturday sessions is Scouting and Player Development. The game has evolved in such a way stats can no longer be ignored. But it takes the right combination of stats and scouts to build a successful organization. One can no longer exist without the other. Jason McLeod, Joe […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Meet Cubs Baseball Management

Meet Cubs Baseball Management was next up on Saturday with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Rick Renteria and assistant general managers Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman. Theo Epstein stated during the session the Cubs are not done adding players to the roster this off-season. The Cubs are “always looking to add impact players at the right […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Ricketts Family Forum

Saturday at the Cubs Convention is filled with autograph sessions and of course wall-to-wall information. That is if one takes the time to listen. The second day of the convention is one informative session after the other where the fans can ask questions to the owners, front office and coaching staff. The second day of […]

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Day One of the 2014 Cubs Convention: The Future is Bright

The past, present and more importantly the future was on display Friday at the 29th Annual Cubs Convention. The theme of this year’s convention is ‘The Party of the Century Celebrating 100 Years of Wrigley Field’ and the team has several events planned for the year-long celebration that will be unveiled on Saturday. While the […]

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It’s Time for the 29th Annual Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to the Cubs Convention as the “Unofficial Opening Day” and most call the convention the “Kick Off to Spring Training.” But the bottom line is Cubs pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in 27 days (Feb. 13) and baseball is just around the corner. The 2014 Cubs Convention begins Friday at […]

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2014 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The Cubs and WGN released the schedule and list of attendees for the 29th Annual Cubs Convention. The convention begins Friday afternoon and runs through Sunday (Jan. 17 – Jan. 19) at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. This focus of this year’s convention is “The Party of the Century Celebrating 100 Years of Wrigley […]

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The 2014 Cubs Convention is Right Around the Corner

The 29th Annual Cubs Convention begins in just over two weeks (Friday, Jan. 17  - Sunday, Jan. 19). For the second year the gathering will be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Some of the details have been released along with a partial list of Cubs’ players both past and present, management and front […]

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