Cubs Interview Dave Martinez for Managerial Opening

As expected Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer interviewed Dave Martinez on Thursday and the two-time former Cub is looking to become the next manager of the team that drafted him in 1983. According to Bruce Miles, Epstein and Hoyer spent the entire day with Martinez at Wrigley Field. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer met with […]

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 […]

Front Office Evaluating All Aspects of the Organization and Other Cubs News

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers prior to Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee and discussed multiple topics in length, including Dale Sveum and his coaching staff. From all indications, Dale Sveum’s job for next season appears to be safe. Dale Sveum is under contract for one more year and has an option for 2015. Epstein […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/01/13

Opening Day – Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. Pirates (0-0) Game Time – 12:35pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – PNC Park, Pittsburgh Jeff Samardzija (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. A.J. Burnett (0-0, -.–/-.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! Spring Training is over … It’s […]

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 […]

Pitching Remains Cubs Priority … and Other News and Notes

With the tender deadline and the Winter Meetings just around the corner, the next 10 days figure to be very busy throughout baseball … and for the Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have decisions to make over the next four days as they continue exploring ways to add pitching to the roster. Carrie Muskat […]

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 […]

Baseball Operations Staff Structures, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs announced several changes to the front office, scouting and field staff, plus a three-year contract extension for Assistant General Manager, Randy Bush. Dale Sveum finalized his coaching staff on Tuesday with the hiring of David Bell to replace Pat Listach as the team’s third base coach. The Cubs also removed the interim tag […]

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 […]