Edwin Jackson Will Have to Make Dramatic Improvements to Have a Role with the Cubs

For the second time in as many years Theo Epstein took full responsibility for signing Edwin Jackson when he spoke with season ticket holders last week. Edwin Jackson has obviously been a disappointment to the front office over his two seasons with the Cubs. “I deserved to be criticized for that signing. It hasn’t worked […]

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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 […]

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Cubs Hire John Mallee as Hitting Coach, Eric Hinske Assistant Hitting Coach and Doug Dascenzo as First Base Coach

The front office filled the team’s hitting coach vacancies Thursday afternoon with the hiring of John Mallee. Mallee becomes the team’s fourth hitting coach in four years. Mallee interviewed for the Cubs hitting coach job last year. The Chicago native also interviewed for the Cubs minor league hitting coordinator’s position two years ago before accepting […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Arizona Fall League kicks off its season Tuesday afternoon and the Mesa Solar Sox open the 2014 fall league with a trip to Glendale to take on the Desert Dogs. Mesa’s first game begins at 2:35pm CDT (12:35pm MST). Several of the Cubs tops prospects including Addison Russell, C.J. Edwards and Dan Vogelbach will […]

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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 […]

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Justin Masterson Among Pitching Options Cubs Expected to Explore this Off-Season

With the front office placing pitching at the top of the off-season wish list, the Cubs will be connected to just about every free agent starter on the market. The Cubs are believed to be looking to add a top of the rotation-type starter, or two, over the next two off-seasons. The industry buzz, as […]

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Will the Cubs Lock-Up Jake Arrieta this Off-Season?

Jake Arrieta is scheduled to make one more start in what has been a breakout year for the 28-year old right hander. Arrieta pitched the first complete game shutout of his career Tuesday night after taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Arrieta’s performance against the Reds was one of the most dominating in baseball […]

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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Scheduled to Start Against the Dodgers and Other Cubs News

The Cubs announced Tuesday that Edwin Jackson will be activated from the 15-day DL and make the start Friday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Jackson has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21 with a right lat strain. Edwin Jackson has not started a game since Aug. 20 when he lasted only 2 […]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Try to Move Travis Wood this Off-Season

When pitchers and catchers reported to the Cubs new facility in February, Travis Wood was penciled in as the number two starter in the rotation behind Jeff Samardzija. Wood was coming off an excellent year that saw him represent the Cubs in the Mid-Summer Classic and if not for the desire to get him to […]

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Chris Bosio Talks Cubs Pitching on Inside the Clubhouse

Chris Bosio joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo during Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning. The always candid Cubs pitching coach discussed the young roster, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, Jacob Turner, Hector Rondon and the challenge of shuffling a rather large pitching staff over the final month of the season. The Cubs are […]

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