Joe Maddon: The Cubs are Going to Make the Playoffs Next Year

Joe Maddon won the press conference Monday. Now it’s up to the front office to give him a roster to win games with when the season starts. Maddon was energetic, articulate and took control of the room. Joe Maddon was in charge and showed why the front office wanted him to lead the Cubs when […]

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Joe Maddon to Sit Down with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to Discuss Cubs Coaching Staff

Reports after Joe Maddon was hired indicated small changes would be made to the coaching staff that was thought to be set a month ago. As of Friday the Cubs had two spots to fill on the staff with third base coach Gary Jones and quality assurance coach Jose Castro leaving the organization. Maddon was […]

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The Daily CCO: Twins Could Pursue Cubs Pitching Coach Chris Bosio

The front office has not addressed the coaching staff since hiring Joe Maddon, but only small changes were expected to be made as of Friday. The Cubs will have to hire a new third base coach with Gary Jones leaving the team after Rick Renteria was fired. And a new quality assurance coach will also […]

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Cubs Prioritize Winning in the Pursuit and Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs broke their silence Friday afternoon with two swift announcements about an hour apart. The team fired Rick Renteria and made the hiring of Joe Maddon official. The Cubs scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at the Cubby Bear to introduce Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history. Theo Epstein, […]

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Gary Jones Not Returning as Cubs Third Base Coach

Shortly after Theo Epstein released the statement the Cubs had fired Rick Renteria, the Sun-Times reported third base coach Gary Jones would not be returning for the 2015 season. Gary Jones was one of two coaches on the Cubs staff that Rick Renteria brought in last year. Quality Assurance Coach, Jose Castro was the other […]

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The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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The Daily CCO: A Maddon-ing Weekend for the Cubs as Work Continued on Wrigley Field

To say a lot changed for the Cubs in three days would be an understatement and now there are even more questions than answers surrounding the team as baseball’s off-season is set to begin. Shortly after Buster Olney broke the news Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract with the Rays, Maddon was connected […]

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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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