Cubs Convention Day Three: All About the Young Cubs

The final day of the 26th Annual Cubs Convention focused on the young players in the system … both at the Major League level and down on the farm. Tyler Colvin, Darwin Barney and Scott Maine talked about being 25 and in the majors. The final session of the weekend, “Down on the Farm presented […]

From the Wire … Riggins Named Cubs Pitching Coach

As expected, the Cubs named Mark Riggins pitching coach Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Riggins replaces Larry Rothschild on the Major League staff and completes Mike Quade’s coaching staff. Updated – 7:41pm CT – According to a tweet from Carie Muskat, Dennis Lewallyn was promoted to Minor League pitching coordinator replacing […]

Q’s College of Coaches

The Cubs made the official announcement concerning Mike Quade’s coaching staff on Wednesday. Larry Rothschild (pitching coach), Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Bobby Dernier (first base and outfield coach) and Ivan DeJesus (third base coach) will all return in the same roles they finished the season. Pat Listach will be Quade’s bench […]

From the Wire … Listach to Serve as Quade’s Bench Coach

According to a report from the Washington Post, Pat Listach is leaving the Washington Nationals to rejoin the Chicago Cubs organization. Listach will become the Cubs’ new bench coach reuniting him with his close friend Mike Quade.

A Series of Cubs Rumors, News and Notes

All eyes will be on San Francisco beginning Wednesday night as the Fall Classic kicks off between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Maybe Marlon Byrd’s fine performance in the All-Star game this past summer will get a mention before the mainstream media reminds everyone, once again, how long it’s been since the Cubs […]

From the Wire … Trammell to Join Gibson’s Staff

As expected, Alan Trammell’s days with the Chicago Cubs have come to an end. According to a report from Diamondbacks.com, Alan Trammell will join Kirk Gibson’s staff in Arizona. Trammell will serve as Gibson’s bench coach, the same position Gibson held on Trammell’s staff in Detroit. Trammell is not the only new D’Backs coach that […]

Weekend Update … What’s Next for the Cubs?

With Mike Quade in the fold, what is next for the Chicago Cubs? Quade, Jim Hendry and the front office are expected to meet in the coming week to discuss Quade’s coaching staff for 2011. Larry Rothschild, Rudy Jaramillo and Lester Strode will return but the Alan Trammell, Ivan DeJesus and Bobby Dernier could be […]

The Mike Quade Era Officially Begins

The announcement many were expecting finally came on Tuesday when the interim tag was removed from Mike Quade’s title. Mike Quade agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for 2013, to remain the 51st manager in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. Quade was formally introduced in a press conference […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/25/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs (53-74) vs. Nationals (53-73) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Ryan Dempster (11-8, 3.56/1.28) vs. Jason Marquis (0-6, 11.39/2.25) Can the Chicago Cubs win three in a row under Mike Quade? Tonight […]

A New Skipper … A New Look Cubs? – Cubs 9 Nationals 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 9 Nationals 1 WP – Casey Coleman (1-1) LP – Livan Hernandez (8-9) Save – None Boy was that refreshing! For the first time in recent memory, the Chicago Cubs cruised to an easy win without any “excitement” what-so-ever in the late innings. Interim manager Mike Quade won his […]