Cubs Announce Baseball Operations Hirings and Promotions, Establish Mental Skills Program

The Cubs announced a series of baseball operations hirings and promotions, including the establishment of the club’s new mental skills program, the hiring of Manny Ramirez (Hitting Consultant) and Kevin Youkilis (Scouting and Player Development Consultant) and several additions and promotions in amateur and professional scouting. Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis join the organization as […]


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Cubs Hire Manny Ramirez as Major and Minor League Hitting Consultant

The Cubs announced Tuesday as part of numerous baseball operations hirings and promotions that Manny Ramirez is officially back with the organization. According to the release from the team, Manny Ramirez has been hired to be a hitting consultant at the Major League and Minor League levels. Ramirez will work with hitters in the organization […]


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Andrew Berlin Purchases Minority Ownership Stake in the Chicago Cubs

The owner of the South Bend Cubs, the Low-A affiliate of the Cubs, is now a limited partner in the organization. Andrew Berlin announced Friday that he purchased a minority stake in the Chicago Cubs. According to a report from WSBT, Berlin confirmed he would not be part of the decision making process of the […]


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Cubs Announce 2015 Regular Season Television Broadcast Schedule

The Cubs announced Friday its 2015 regular season television schedule featuring broadcasts from Comcast SportsNet, WGN-TV Ch. 9 and WLS-TV/ABC-7. The Cubs open the 2015 regular season on Sunday Night Baseball against the St. Louis Cardinals in what should be a match-up between LHP Jon Lester and RHP Adam Wainwright. ESPN2 will broadcast the first […]


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MLB, MLBPA Announce Pace of Play Initiatives and Replay Modifications

Major League Baseball and the Players Association, with support from Major League Umpires, announced significant rule changes Friday. MLB is an attempt to address the concerns over the pace of the game put in place several changes for the 2015 season. Umpires will enforce the batter’s box rule and the new big league rule will […]


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Cubs Announce Plans to Honor Ernie Banks, Includes Wearing a No. 14 Patch on Home and Away Jerseys

The Cubs announced plans to honor Ernie Banks during Spring Training, Opening Night at Wrigley Field and throughout the 2015. Beginning in Spring Training and continuing throughout the 2015 season, the team will wear a commemorative No. 14 patch on both its home and away jerseys. The Cubs will open their Spring Training schedule by […]


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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Judge Denies Rooftops Request for Temporary Restraining Order

After hearing both sides state their cases Wednesday, Judge Virginia Kendall handed down her ruling Thursday morning and denied the rooftops request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Kendall said “the rooftop owners did not satisfy the burden of demonstrating irreparable harm if the signs went up” according to the Tribune. Multiple reports indicated the […]


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Kevin Youkilis Reportedly Joining Cubs Front Office as a Special Assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

According to reports from Mark Gonzales and Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have hired Kevin Youkilis to be a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Kevin Youkilis joins former Cubs’ Kerry Wood, Ted Lilly and Ryan Dempster as special assistants to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Tim Wilken is also a special assistant to […]


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Cubs Outright RHP Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Iowa, Receives Non-Roster Invite to Spring Training

The Cubs announced Friday RHP Gonzalez Germen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. Germen received a non-roster invite to Spring Training and will be in big league camp when pitchers and catchers report to Mesa next week (Feb. 19). Germen was designated for assignment Feb. 4 when the team claimed LHP Drake Britton […]


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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Rooftop Owners Seeking Restraining Order to Stop Sign Installation

According to a report from the Tribune, the rooftop owners that filed a lawsuit against the Cubs and Tom Ricketts last month for violating terms of its revenue-sharing contract went back to Federal Court on Thursday seeking a restraining order to stop the installation of the outfield signs. The two rooftop club owners are attempting […]


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