The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Scheduled to Meet with the Cubs and Other News and Rumors

The Cubs will reportedly meet with Jon Lester a day after being outbid on one of the team’s off-season targets. According to a report from WEEI, Lester has a meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Chicago. The Cubs’ brass will roll out the red carpet and tell the southpaw why he should sign and front the […]

The Daily CCO: Royals Reportedly Will Not Be Able to Re-Sign James Shields and Other Cubs Rumors

Multiple reports have suggested the Royals will try to re-sign James Shields this off-season, but according to a report from Andy Martino, Kansas City does not think they will be able to outbid a team like the Red Sox for his services. Boston is expected to make a full court press for Shields once he […]

The Daily CCO: Second-Tier Rumors, MLB Sets Qualifying Offer and Cubs News

The Cubs are in the market for pitching this winter and are expected to add at least one starter to the roster. While the focus is on the front office signing a top of the rotation-type starter such as Jon Lester, the Cubs have been connected to second-tier starters such as Jason Hammel and Justin […]

Cubs Expected to Hire Hitting Coach Soon, Manny Ramirez Reportedly Not a Candidate

The Cubs are looking for two new hitting coaches in the wake of Bill Mueller stepping down from his position with the team. A week after Theo Epstein announced assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley was not asked back for the 2015 season, Mueller resigned and walked away from the second year of the contract, that […]

Reports: Bill Mueller Resigned as Cubs Hitting Coach

Updated 3:39pm CDT – Cubs confirmed reports Bill Mueller will not return as the Cubs hitting coach for the 2015 season. Mueller decided not to return due to family reasons and the front office’s decision not to retain assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley. According to reports from ESPN Chicago and Comcast SportsNet, Bill Mueller has […]

Manny Ramirez will Reportedly Work this Off-Season with Javier Baez

During the press conference to formally announce the Cubs new partnership with the South Bend Cubs, Theo Epstein fielded a question about Manny Ramirez’s future with the organization. Epstein said then that Manny Ramirez was interested in returning to the Cubs down the road in some capacity. Ramirez reportedly made a connection with several of […]

Rick Renteria, Majority of Cubs Coaching Staff Returning in 2015

Theo Epstein held his season ending press conference Tuesday afternoon. And the first line of business for the day was to announce Rick Renteria and a majority of his coaching staff will return for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not offer Mike Brumley the assistant hitting coach’s job, but would like for him to […]

The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Not Expected to Play Again This Season

According to multiple reports, Starlin Castro will not play again this season. Castro is still in a walking boot and with only four games remaining on the schedule Rick Renteria said Tuesday it would be difficult for him to return this year. Starlin Castro has not stopped rehabbing the sprain left ankle that appears to […]

The Daily CCO: Hendricks Continues Impressive Start and Other Cubs News

Kyle Hendricks not only followed Jake Arrieta’s very good outing Monday night, but he topped it. Hendricks tossed 7 1/3 innings of shutout baseball against a very good Brewers offense. Hendricks worked quickly, kept the ball down and threw strikes. Hendricks has received praise for his preparation between starts and his ability to execute a […]

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named NL Player of the Week and Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo had a very good weekend in Arizona. Rizzo went 5-for-11 in the three games with three home runs and was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Rizzo hit three longballs, two on Friday, and drove in four runs. And his 23 home runs on the season equaled a career-high in […]