Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff

Dale Sveum and his coaching staff were next up on Saturday. Sveum was joined by Jamie Quirk, James Rowson, Dave McKay, Lester Strode and newcomers, third base coach David Bell and assistant hitting coach Rob Deer. Chris Bosio was not able to attend and left the convention early. Bosio is recovering from knee replacement surgery. […]

MLB Owners Approve Rules Changes

According to a report from Jayson Stark, several rules changes were voted on and tentatively approved during last week’s owners meetings. The changes must be approved by the players’ union before the changes can be implemented for the upcoming season. Teams will be permitted to have a seventh coach in uniform in the dugout during […]

The Winter Meetings are Over … What’s Next for the Cubs?

The Cubs made three additions to the roster during the recently completed Winter Meetings, agreed to terms with another prior to baseball’s annual event and Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are not done with the big league roster. Kyuji Fujikawa will be introduced at a press conference at 11:30am CST on Friday at Wrigley Field. […]

From the Wire … Cubs Add Rob Deer to Sveum’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs announced the hiring of Rob Deer on Monday. Deer will serve as the team’s assistant hitting coach, a new position on the Cubs’ big league staff. Deer will formally assist hitting coach James Rowson, who was named as the team’s full-time hitting coach in October after taking over for Rudy Jaramillo on an […]

Cubs Set Coaching Staff … Hire David Bell, Remove Interim Tag from James Rowson

The Cubs announced two changes to their coaching staff on Tuesday morning. The Cubs hired David Bell to be the team’s third base coach next season and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson. James Rowson replaced Rudy Jaramillo on an interim basis on June 12 and finished the season as the team’s […]

The Beginning of a Long Off-Season for the Cubs

The off-season has begun for the Chicago Cubs. While the playoffs are underway and the focus throughout the game is on some set of games in late October, the Cubs remain focused on the future and building an organization with sustained success. Theo Epstein spent just under an hour with the media in the dungeon […]

Talkin’ All-Stars Live – NL vs. AL – 07/10/12

83rd MLB All-Star – National League vs. American League Game Time – 7:00pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX – Radio: ESPN Radio, XM Radio Channel 89 Location – Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Matt Cain (9-3, 2.62/0.96) vs. Justin Verlander (9-5, 2.58/0.95) The first pitch of the 83rd Mid-Summer Classic is scheduled to take place around […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Braves – 07/02/12

Game Seventy-Nine: Cubs (29-49) vs. Braves (41-37) Game Time – 6:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187/914 Location – Turner Field, Atlanta Jeff Samardzija (5-7, 5.05/1.42) vs. Tommy Hanson (9-4, 3.59/1.35) The Cubs are coming off their best homestand of the season can they begin their last […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/14/12

Game Nine: Cubs (3-5) vs. Cardinals (5-3) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: FOX Saturday Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184/901 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Chris Volstad (0-0, 5.40/1.40) vs. Lance Lynn (1-0, 1.35/0.45) Updated 1:29pm CDT – First pitch of Cubs-Cardinals scheduled for 2:00pm CDT Updated 12:00pm […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 04/13/12

Game Eight: Cubs (2-5) vs. Cardinals (5-2) Game Time – 2:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183/903 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 1.04/0.46) vs. Adam Wainwright (0-1, 4.76/0.88) Updated 12:41 pm CDT – First pitch has been pushed back for today’s […]