The Daily CCO: Contreras Leaves AFL Game Early, Another Change in Player Development and Other Cubs News

Baseball’s second season kicks into high gear today. Friday at 4:00pm CST is the deadline for clubs to make qualifying offers to free agents. And free agency begins at 11:01pm CST on Friday night. It could be a rather busy start to the weekend throughout the game. Buster Olney reported late Thursday after the six-player […]

John Mallee Talks Hitting and the Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Cubs’ hitting coach John Mallee spent the last segment of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) talking about several of his players with Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield. The Cubs have a dynamic group of young hitters John Mallee and Eric Hinske work with on a daily basis. Mallee discussed the challenges young players […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2015 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staff Wednesday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2015 season. The 2015 season will be the first year for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High-A), South Bend Cubs (Low-A) and the Eugene Emeralds (Short-Season Low-A) in the Cubs’ system, joining […]

Hitting Coach John Mallee Talked Philosophy, Approach and Working with the Cubs

For the fourth time in four seasons the Cubs will have a new hitting coach. While the job of a Major League hitting coach is often overstated, the front office realizes the importance of making the right hire the third time around with the first wave of talent pushing its way to the big league […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staffs and Coordinators for the 2014 Season

The Cubs announced the coaching staffs for all minor league levels and field coordinators on Wednesday. There was very little turnover or changes made to the coaching staffs that were in the Cubs’ system a year ago with the exception of the pitching coaches. Marty Pevey (Triple-A Iowa), Buddy Bailey (Double-A Tennessee), Dave Keller (High-A […]

Cubs Prospects Stay Hot in Arizona and Other Minor League News

Kris Bryant and Albert Almora are off to excellent starts in the Arizona Fall League, and Bryant put on a show on Friday afternoon. Bryant hit not one, but two, big flies and just missed a third. Bryant hit what was described as a “moonshot” in the fourth inning that cleared the berm in left […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staffs and Field Coordinators for 2013

The Cubs announced the coaching staffs for all minor league levels and field coordinators on Tuesday morning. The Cubs retained several coaches and reassigned a few of them to different levels of the system as well as added a few new coaches to the organization. Marty Pevey will manage the I-Cubs after serving as the […]

Cubs Off-Season Kicks into Gear

The Cubs off-season picked up a little steam when news surfaced that the team had a low-level, informal discussion with Ryan Dempster about a possible return to the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs down played the discussion. Dempster is a free agent and is expected to sign a multi-year contract. The Cubs announced Thursday […]