Cubs Close to Announcing Coaching Staff? And Other News and Notes

The Cubs were expected to announce Rick Renteria’s coaching staff this week. The official announcement may be a couple of days away but they appear close to finalizing the coaching staff according to Bruce Levine. Rick Renteria said good-bye to San Diego on Wednesday and is reportedly ready for the next step in his career […]

Are the Cubs Interested in Jacoby Ellsbury? And Other News and Rumors

The biggest Cubs’ rumor to come out of Orlando on the final day of the GM Meetings on Wednesday was courtesy of Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Feinsand reported the market on Jacoby Ellsbury looks thin and his source indicated “the Cubs are stealthily waiting in the wings.” While Feinsand is hearing […]

Kurt Suzuki Reportedly on the Cubs Radar

As expected, Kurt Suzuki is on the Cubs’ radar as a possible backup to Welington Castillo according to a report from Comcast SportsNet. The Cubs are looking to add a catcher or two this off-season and while they have been connected to Brian McCann and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, neither big money free agents fit into the […]

Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

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 Waiting for Torey Lovullo and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs’ fans that are hoping for a seven-game Fall Classic might want to root for a Boston four-game sweep instead. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs are going to wait for a chance to interview Red Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo for the managerial opening. Peter Gammons reported the Cubs talked […]

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 […]

Early Off-Season Storylines for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ managerial search continued on Monday when Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly interviewed Rick Renteria in San Diego. Renteria is the third candidate known to have interviewed for the Cubs’ job. Epstein and Hoyer are expected to speak with Dave Martinez this week in Chicago about the skipper’s job after receiving permission from […]

Catching Up on Cubs Rumors and Other News and Notes

The Cubs off-season is just eight days old and the rumor mill is already heating up. The front office’s focus has reportedly been on Joe Girardi while searching for other qualified managerial candidates if Girardi decides to stay in the Bronx. But once Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer hire a new manager and the coaching […]