The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez is Glad to be Back with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Dave Martinez is returning to the Cubs, the organization he broke in with back in 1986 and was drafted by in 1983. Martinez spoke with Carrie Muskat about his homecoming. Martinez called the Cubs his second home and predicted Joe Maddon “will make it very interesting with the Cubs.” Maddon is going to rely on […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs One of Baseball’s Biggest Storylines in the New Year?

Saying the Cubs have raised expectations for next year this winter is an understatement. But since there haven’t been any expectations for the past four to five years, the only way to go is up. It all started on the last day of the season in Milwaukee when Anthony Rizzo was asked about his expectations […]


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The Daily CCO: Padres Talking to Phillies about Hamels? And Cubs News and Notes

According to a report from Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, the Padres and Phillies have discussed a trade for Cole Hamels. And those talks could include newly acquired Wil Myers. Bob Nightengale confirmed Ryan Lawrence’s report. The Padres are not on Cole Hamels no-trade list. The Phillies are looking for “two […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Picks Up Joe Bauman Award, Says Looking Forward to Future

Kris Bryant attended the Winter Meetings in San Diego to receive the awards he earned during the 2014 season. Bryant won the 2014 Joe Bauman Award for hitting the most home runs (42) in the minor leagues. Bryant spoke with Carrie Muskat after Monday’s luncheon and said he’s ready for next season. Bryant said it is […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs News, Notes and Rumors on the Eve of the Winter Meetings

The baseball world has set up shop at the Manchester Grand Hotel in San Diego for the Winter Meetings. It is expected to be a busy week throughout the game as teams attempt to fill holes on their rosters. The annual gathering does not officially begin until Monday, but the Twitter Machine figures to heat […]


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Cubs Announce Hiring of Dave Martinez and Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs announced the hiring of Dave Martinez as the team’s bench coach Thursday and Joe Maddon’s entire coaching staff for the 2015 season. Brandon Hyde was shifted to first base coach, replacing Doug Dascenzo who was named first base coach on Oct. 9. Dascenzo will remain in the organization as outfield and baserunning coordinator […]


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Cubs Reportedly Hire Dave Martinez as Joe Maddon’s Bench Coach

According to multiple reports from the national media, the Cubs have hired Dave Martinez and he will replace Brandon Hyde as the Cubs’ bench coach. Updated 2:29pm CST: A team source could not confirm or deny the reports from the national media that the Cubs have hired Dave Martinez. After Dave Martinez was passed over […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Notes and Rumors from the Thanksgiving Holiday

It was a long, and rather busy holiday weekend for the Chicago Cubs. The biggest news was the Cubs putting together contingency plans in case the bleachers are not ready for Opening Night against the Cardinals. And the best news came from the Dominican Republic in that Pedro Strop required only five stitches to close […]


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The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez Inching Closer to a Job on Maddon’s Staff? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

Jed Hoyer said Wednesday he and Theo Epstein planned to talk to Joe Maddon about Dave Martinez joining the Cubs coaching staff. Martinez resigned his position with the Rays after being passed over for Tampa’s managerial opening. According to Marc Topkin, the Cubs asked for and received permission from the Rays to talk to Dave […]


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Front Office to Speak with Joe Maddon about Adding Dave Martinez to Cubs Staff

The Cubs have yet to announce Joe Maddon’s coaching staff for next season and while there were only expected to be small changes the front office is going to talk to Joe Maddon about Dave Martinez. The former Cubs’ outfielder resigned from the Tampa Bay Rays after he was not hired to replace Maddon as […]


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