Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Coaching Staffs and Coordinators for 2012

The Cubs announced their 2012 Minor League managers, coaching staffs and coordinators on Wednesday. Dave Bialas moved from minor league field coordinator to manager of the Iowa Cubs. The I-Cubs will also have a new hitting coach. Dave Keller, who was on Mike Quade’s staff last season will replace Von Joshua as Iowa’s hitting coach. […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs and Coordinators

The Cubs announced their 2011 Minor League coaching staffs and coordinators on Thursday. While five former Cubs remain in the system, Jody Davis is no longer with the organization as both sides decided to go in different directions. Bill Dancy received a promotion to Triple-A after earning Southern League Coach of the Year honors last […]

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 […]

Weekend Update … Cubs Interested in Brandon Webb and Hawpe-ing on Rumors

With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, the Cubs should announce Larry Rothschild’s replacement over the next week. Mark Riggins, the Cubs minor league pitching coordinator, is the favorite to land the gig. Lester Strode (Cubs Bullpen Coach), Mike Mason (I-Cubs Pitching Coach) and Dennis Lewellyn (Smokies Pitching Coach) are the other known candidates […]

Weekend Update … Hendry Talks Cubs

The third week in November was anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. From roster moves, to Larry Rothschild, to minor league comings and goings, to the Wrigleyville Classic, to the hot stove heating up … it was a busy seven days on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs made another addition to their […]

Pitching Coaches, Roster Moves … and Cubs Rumors

Friday was a busy day for the Chicago National League Ball Club. In a move that caught everyone by surprise, Larry Rothschild stepped down as the Cubs pitching coach after nine seasons, three managers and two interim managers. Rothschild took the same position with the New York Yankees and signed a three-year contract worth nearly […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/22/10

The coaching staff is an extremely underrated aspect of a minor league system. The importance of good coaching at the minor league level is tremendous. When you draft kids out of high school and college, there has to be a voice that is able to help them adjust to pro ball. For today’s Down on […]

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. […]

Sandberg to Manage the Smokies….and other Coaching Changes

The Cubs announced coaching changes throughout their farm system on Wednesday afternoon. The most notable move was the promotion of Ryne Sandberg from the Peoria Chiefs (Class A) to the Tennessee Smokies (Double-A). Sandberg spent his first two seasons as a manager in the Cubs’ system with the Chiefs. Jody Davis’ role within the organization […]