Brad Ausmus Reportedly a Factor in Cubs Managerial Search

The final off day of the baseball season is in the rearview mirror and the 2013 campaign will come to an end no later than Thursday. Once the Series is over, the front office will be able to formally speak with Torey Lovullo about their managerial opening … which at the very least should provide […]

Jeff Samardzija, Cubs Skipper Search and Three Fall All-Stars

One of the many storylines of the off-season for the Cubs is Jeff Samardzija’s future with the team. Jeff Samardzija is arbitration eligible for next season and remains under team control through the 2015 season. Samardzija is coming off an inconsistent year, one in which he set career highs in innings pitched (213 2/3), starts […]

Updating the Skipper Search and Tanaka, Plus Other Cubs News and Notes

It has been four weeks since Dale Sveum was relieved of his duties and the front office is conducting second interviews with A.J. Hinch, Rick Renteria and Eric Wedge this week while they wait on Torey Lovullo. And it appears Lovullo is looking forward to an opportunity to interview for the job and thinks “it’s […]

Can’t Skip Over the Cubs Manager News and Other Notes

The Major League Baseball season will come to an end this week and once the last out of the Series is recorded the off-season officially begins and all 30 teams will start preparing for next season … and beyond. The Cubs’ front office will continue to focus on finding a new manager while addressing the […]

Rizzo and Barney Finalists for Gold, Cubs Add Wedge to the Skipper Search and Other Notes

The starting right side of the Cubs’ infield this past season is finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove. Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney are in the running for the defensive honor after excellent seasons in the field. Barney won his first Gold Glove a year ago and is up against the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and […]

Cubs to Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

According to multiple reports on Friday morning, the Cubs have spoken with former Indians and Mariners skipper Eric Wedge and plan to formally interview him next week for their managerial opening. Eric Wedge would be the sixth known candidate for the Cubs’ job joining A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta, Rick Renteria, Dave Martinez and Torey Lovullo. […]

Guillen Willing to Coach on Cubs Staff, List of Managerial Candidates Could Be Seven Deep

Mark Gonzales caught up with Ozzie Guillen prior to Game One of the World Series. The former Marlins and White Sox manager told Gonzales that “he would be willing to return as a coach, only with the Cubs, if asked.” Guillen said, “I just make it very clear if they want me as a coach, […]

Cubs Searching to Define the Next Manager

Merriam-Webster defines a manager as someone who is in charge of a business or department, someone who directs the training and performance of a sports team, especially a person who directs a baseball team, and someone who directs the professional career of an entertainer or athlete. The Baseball Thesaurus lists captain, field general, the man, […]

Updating the Skipper Search: Cubs Have Reportedly Talked to Torey Lovullo

The front office has expanded their search for the next manager of the Cubs as expected. While Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Randy Bush have interviewed at least four candidates, the Cubs’ brass have asked the Rangers for permission to speak with Mike Maddux and it appears they will wait for the Sox’s season to […]

Cubs Reportedly Ask to Talk to Mike Maddux, Torey Lovullo in the Mix and Coaching Staff News

A day after Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer interviewed Dave Martinez at Wrigley Field, a report out of Dallas indicated the Cubs have asked the Rangers for permission to speak with Mike Maddux. The Rangers’ pitching coach was thought to be high on the Cubs’ list two years ago and according to reports at the […]