The Samardzija Rumors Continue and Other Cubs News and Notes

Weekend Update After a rather quiet holiday weekend, the Cubs figure to be very busy over the next seven days leading up to Baseball’s Winter Meetings (Dec. 9-12). Monday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to players for the 2014 season. And the trade rumors should increase significantly over the next week as […]

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Cubs Looking for Mike Olt to Compete for Third Base Job in Spring Training

The front office realizes the on the field product at the Major League level must improve. And while the plan has not changed to build the organization from the ground up for sustained success, a part of the building process includes winning games at the big league level. One of the many young players the […]

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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer joined Bruce Levine and Ben Finfer during the Score’s new ‘Hot Stove’ show on Saturday morning. The Cubs’ GM discussed a variety of topics with Levine and Finfer including the coaching staff, Bill Mueller, the team’s desire to keep Jeff Samardzija and the front office’s willingness to promote players if they dominate the […]

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Cubs Hire Bill Mueller, Move Brandon Hyde Into the Dugout

The Cubs named a majority of their 2014 coaching staff on Friday afternoon as well as changes to their minor league system. As expected, the Cubs kept Chris Bosio and Lester Strode to coach the pitching staff under Rick Renteria. Franklin Font was retained as a staff assistant and Mike Borzello was retained but received […]

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Cubs Announce Rick Renteria’s Coaching Staff for 2014

The Chicago Cubs officially announced Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Friday afternoon. Chris Bosio was officially retained as the team’s pitching coach and Lester Strode was retained as assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach. Mike Borzello and Franklin Font will also be part of Rick Renteria’s coaching staff as expected. Borzello received a new title and is […]

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The Skipper Search Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The search for the Cubs next skipper enters day seven on Wednesday, it has been exactly one week since the front office lost out on their first choice to some team in the Big Apple. Over the last ten-plus days the Cubs have interviewed A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta and Rick Renteria. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer […]

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Cubs Organizational All-Stars and Other Minor League News

The young players representing the Cubs on the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League have not wasted any time over the first four games of the season. Albert Almora did not play on Friday night, but he did not give away any at bats in his first two games. Almora has played […]

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DeJesus, the Roster and Cubs Minor League News and Notes

The Cubs roster shuffle continued on Monday when they dealt David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. The Nationals claimed DeJesus on waivers and the two teams worked out a trade that will save the Cubs around $2.5 million. DeJesus has around $1 million left on his $4.5 million […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/11/13

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short Season-A Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. We will be using a new format, discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, […]

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Cubs Move One Step Closer to Spring Training

Pitchers and catchers do not officially report to Fitch Park until next Sunday but the Cubs loaded the equipment truck on Friday destined for Mesa. The Cubs announced six players from the system will join the big league team in camp this spring. Javier Baez will spend his spring with the Major League team but […]

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