The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Contract Includes Incentive Bonuses Tied to Cubs Playing in the Post-Season

Joe Maddon Day did not disappoint as the new Cubs’ skipper was extremely impressive during his introductory press conference. Shortly after the Cubs released the news that Joe Maddon had signed a five-year contract, details of the deal were leaked. Joe Maddon received a five-year, $25 million contract that is reportedly loaded with incentive bonuses […]

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Hiring Joe Maddon Does Not Change Cubs Plans for the Winter Season

A couple of months before the season ended, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer began laying the groundwork on the additions the front office would like to make to the big league roster this winter. The Cubs would like to mix in impact talent from outside the organization to what is projected to be the youngest […]

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Joe Maddon to Sit Down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to Discuss Cubs Coaching Staff

Reports after Joe Maddon was hired indicated small changes would be made to the coaching staff that was thought to be set a month ago. As of Friday the Cubs had two spots to fill on the staff with third base coach Gary Jones and quality assurance coach Jose Castro leaving the organization. Maddon was […]

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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Day and Other Cubs News

Monday is a big day for the Chicago Cubs. Joe Maddon will be introduced as the 54th manager in franchise history Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at The Cubby Bear. Comcast SportsNet is carrying the press conference streaming it online. The Cubs announced the hiring of Joe Maddon Friday afternoon to what is expected to be a […]

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Joe Maddon’s Agent Calls Tampering Claims Sad and Insulting

As the Cubs move closer to Monday’s press conference to formally introduce Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history, the noise has gotten louder about the Rays possibly filing tampering charges against the Cubs. Theo Epstein outlined the timeline of the Cubs pursuit of Joe Maddon in his statement to announce the firing of […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Right Field

Going into this season, the Cubs were hopeful in seeing what they had in Nate Schierholtz, who had ended the previous season hitting .251/.301/.470 with 21 home runs, 68 RBI and six stolen bases and made himself into quite the trade candidate for prospects. Instead, the Cubs received a total disaster season from Schierholtz and […]

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The Daily CCO: Twins Could Pursue Cubs Pitching Coach Chris Bosio

The front office has not addressed the coaching staff since hiring Joe Maddon, but only small changes were expected to be made as of Friday. The Cubs will have to hire a new third base coach with Gary Jones leaving the team after Rick Renteria was fired. And a new quality assurance coach will also […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Center Field

If left field was the ripest position for an upgrade for the Cubs next season, center field is a close second. If you look at the position’s total numbers, center field was the team’s worst statistical position with a .222/.264/.346 line with 15 home runs, 60 RBI and 11 stolen bases. With not a lot […]

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The Daily CCO: Tigers Make Qualifying Offer to Max Scherzer and Non-Maddon Cubs News

Teams have until Monday to make qualifying offers to its eligible free agents, but the Detroit Tigers did not wait until the deadline to extend an offer to RHP Max Scherzer. It was a given the Tigers would extend the one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to Scherzer. And he is expected to turn it down. […]

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Cubs Prioritize Winning in the Pursuit and Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs broke their silence Friday afternoon with two swift announcements about an hour apart. The team fired Rick Renteria and made the hiring of Joe Maddon official. The Cubs scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at the Cubby Bear to introduce Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history. Theo Epstein, […]

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