From the Wire … Riggins Named Cubs Pitching Coach

As expected, the Cubs named Mark Riggins pitching coach Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Riggins replaces Larry Rothschild on the Major League staff and completes Mike Quade’s coaching staff. Updated – 7:41pm CT – According to a tweet from Carie Muskat, Dennis Lewallyn was promoted to Minor League pitching coordinator replacing […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/08/10

Two Cubs prospects take part in the annual AFL Rising Stars Game. One less fortunate member of the Mesa Solar Sox finds himself out for the season. Two vacancies are created on the minor league coaching staff, one because of a promotion and the other due to a departure. Find out who’s hot and who’s […]

News and Notes from Day Two of the Cubs Organizational Meetings

Wednesday was a busy day for the Chicago Cubs. The headlines ranged from Q’s coaching staff to Ryne Sandberg to the vote passing in Mesa to Aramis Ramirez telling the team he will exercise his option for 2011 and remain with the Cubs. But Tyler Colvin, Brett Jackson, Chris Archer, Minor League coaching moves and […]

Q’s College of Coaches

The Cubs made the official announcement concerning Mike Quade’s coaching staff on Wednesday. Larry Rothschild (pitching coach), Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Bobby Dernier (first base and outfield coach) and Ivan DeJesus (third base coach) will all return in the same roles they finished the season. Pat Listach will be Quade’s bench […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/26/10

One Cub affiliate just finished up an 8-0 road trip. J.R. Mathes breaks an Iowa record for career wins with the club. The first half champion Smokies have moved into first place for the second half as well. The Iowa Cubs pulled out a win despite two costly errors from their shortstop. Brenly stays hot, […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/30/10

Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (10-13) vs. Diamondbacks (11-11) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (2-0, 2.49/1.34) vs. Rodrigo Lopez (1-0, 4.88/1.67) It is the final day of April. The Cubs are 10-13 and according to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/29/10

Today, we continue our look at the coaches in the Cubs minor league system. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series if you haven’t yet. So far, the coaches that we’ve profiled stay with one team throughout the year. There are other coaches in the system, called roving instructors, […]

Cubs Name Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Chicago Cubs announced their minor league managers and coaches last Thursday. Ryne Sandberg, who was promoted to Triple-A earlier in the month, will have Mike Mason and Von Joshua on his staff in Iowa. Von Joshua replaced Gerald Perry, who is now in the Red Sox organization, as the Cubs hitting coach last year. […]

Jaramillo a Matter of Time for the Cubs?

According to multiple reports it appears Jim Hendry’s first off-season free agent target is former Rangers’ hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo. Jaramillo is regarded throughout the game as the best in the business and he could become the next hitting coach of the Chicago Cubs within the next two weeks. Rudy Jaramillo is under contract until […]

A Little Game of Catch(up)

The sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family has taken two steps forward in a short time and could be finalized before the end of the month … that by far is the most important bits of information to come out of the offices at Clark and Addison over the past week. And […]