Mueller? Mueller? Cubs Coaching Staff Coming Into Focus

Multiple outlets confirmed the Sun-Times report that the front office is looking to hire Bill Mueller to be the Cubs’ new hitting coach. Mueller would be one of possible two hitting coaches on Rick Renteria’s staff. The front office knows they cannot miss on what will be the team’s third hitting coach in three seasons. […]

The Rumor Season is Underway and Other Cubs News and Notes

The GM Meetings and Owners Meetings began on Monday in Orlando. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer arrived early in the afternoon and met with the media. Hoyer confirmed the Cubs’ interest in Masahiro Tanaka and indicated the Cubs are looking to hire two hitting coaches with both positions likely to be filled from outside the […]

Cubs to Focus on Coaching Staff, Adding Pitching and the Process with Tanaka

With Rick Renteria in the fold and the GM Meetings beginning on Monday in Orlando, the Cubs should be extremely busy over the next six weeks leading up to the Christmas Holidays. Not only will the Cubs name their Major League coaching staff, but minor league coaching assignments will be announced in the coming weeks. […]

Rick Renteria In, Chris Bosio Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria was introduced as the 53rd manager in franchise history during a conference call with the Chicago media on Thursday afternoon. Renteria said all of the right things during the 30 minute teleconference and Theo Epstein was complimentary of his new skipper. Epstein explained that Renteria has an “impeccable reputation” and he tried to […]

Cubs Announce the Hiring of Rick Renteria

The Cubs officially announced the hiring of Rick Renteria as the 53rd manager in franchise history just after noon on Thursday. Renteria signed a three-year contract that includes club options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The financial terms of the contract have not been released. Rick Renteria will meet with the Chicago media via […]

Updating the Skipper Search: Cubs Might Not Be Able to Interview Torey Lovullo

Multiple outlets confirmed Ken Rosenthal’s report that the Red Sox might not allow Torey Lovullo to interview for the Cubs’ managerial opening based on the agreement made between the two teams when Theo Epstein left Boston for Chicago more than two years ago. As part of the compensation the Red Sox received for letting Epstein […]

Cubs to Formally Interview Torey Lovullo

As expected the Cubs will formally interview Red Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo for the managerial opening in the coming week. Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday morning that Torey Lovullo would “indeed interview with the Cubs, most likely early this week.” Torey Lovullo would be the seventh known candidate to sit down with Theo Epstein […]

Ausmus Interviews, McKay Leaves, Lovullo Next for the Cubs?

The Cubs’ skipper search is heating up and at some point next week the front office may be ready to name their new manager Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly met with the sixth managerial candidate on Friday at Wrigley Field. Epstein and Hoyer spent the day with Brad Ausmus and talked baseball with the […]

Cubs Interview Brad Ausmus for Managerial Vacancy

According to multiple reports, the Cubs are interviewing Brad Ausmus in Chicago on Friday. Rumors have suggested the front office had already spoken to Ausmus about the Cubs’ job and he was thought to be the mystery candidate that received an interview. Brad Ausmus has connections with Jed Hoyer from their days together in San […]

Cubs Managerial Search Expected to Kick into High Gear

Reports should surface in the next couple of days that the Cubs have asked for and been granted permission from the Red Sox to interview Torey Lovullo. The Red Sox are basking in the glory of winning their third World Series Championship in 10 years but soon after the parade on Saturday morning, Ben Cherington […]