Pitchers and Catchers Continue Pitching and Catching and News from Day Five of Cubs Camp

Pitchers and catchers continued getting their work in Monday while position players rolled in early in advance of Tuesday’s reporting day. According to reports, the second group of pitchers that includes Edwin Jackson, Carlos Villanueva, Jason Hammel, Pedro Strop and Jose Veras completed their second bullpens of the spring with no issues. Javier Baez was […]

Winter Meetings Day One: Cubs Emphasizing Pitching In All Trade Discussions

2013 Winter Meetings – Day One Jeff Samardzija is reportedly the Cubs’ player that attracted the most attention on the first day of the Winter Meetings. The Cubs are listening to offers for Samardzija but are asking a steep price for him right now. Jed Hoyer maintained the Cubs would prefer to sign Samardzija to […]

Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

Royals Add Former Cubs Manager Dale Sveum to Coaching Staff

The Kansas City Royals announced on Thursday they hired Dale Sveum to be part of Ned Yost’s coaching staff for next season. Sveum indicated on Monday when the Cubs let him go that he wanted to land a new job as quickly as possible. Sveum was on Ned Yost’s coaching staff for three years in […]

Joe Girardi and the Search for the Next Cubs Manager

The Cubs know what they are looking for in a manager. The front office is looking for their new manager to be dynamic and creative with tremendous energy as well as a track record of developing Major League talent and while one with a Cubs’ background would help, it is not necessarily a priority. Did […]

Dale Sveum Out as Manager of the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have fired Dale Sveum and he will not return to manage the Cubs in the final year of his three-year contract. According to multiple reports, some members of Sveum’s staff may return but those positions will not filled until a new manger is hired. Updated 11:14am CDT – The […]

Will the Cubs Make a Change with Sveum? And Other News and Notes

The Cubs wrapped up the 2013 campaign on Sunday with a loss to the Cardinals and in the process the team locked down the fourth pick in the 2014 draft, which takes place on June 5. While the focus has been on the past two seasons at the big league level since Theo Epstein and […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/29/13

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two: Cubs (66-95) vs. Cardinals (96-65) Game Time – 1:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 187/844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jeff Samardzija (8-12, 4.33/1.35/3.83) vs. Jake Westbrook (7-8, 4.67/1.56/4.63) This is it, the Cubs season comes to an end today and soon […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/28/13

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs (66-94) vs. Cardinals (95-65) Game Time – 6:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 188/844 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Edwin Jackson (8-17, 4.74/1.42/3.68) vs. Adam Wainwright (18-9, 3.01/1.08/?4.11) Weather permitting … The Cubs will suit up for their penultimate game of […]

Cubs Expected to Announce Decision on Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff by Monday

Dale Sveum will find out by Monday whether or not he will return for the final year of the three year contract he signed in November of 2011. Theo Epstein met with the media prior to Friday’s game in St. Louis and indicated that the evaluation process will be completed by Monday. Epstein said, “We […]