The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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The Daily CCO: A Maddon-ing Weekend for the Cubs as Work Continued on Wrigley Field

To say a lot changed for the Cubs in three days would be an understatement and now there are even more questions than answers surrounding the team as baseball’s off-season is set to begin. Shortly after Buster Olney broke the news Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract with the Rays, Maddon was connected […]

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The Daily CCO: Three Years Ago Theo Epstein was Introduced as Cubs President of Baseball Operations

Three years ago today, Theo Epstein was introduced as the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. During his first press conference with the Chicago and Boston media as the new face of the Cubs, Epstein talked about having an organization built from the ground up that focused on player development for its Sustained Success. Epstein explained […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Find Coaching Fits with Eric Hinske and Doug Dascenzo and Other News

When the front office named John Mallee hitting coach last week there were two other changes to Rick Renteria’s staff that made sense for the Cubs. Eric Hinske was the team’s first base coach and outfield coach last season in his first year as a big league coach. Instead of another season at first base, […]

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Hitting Coach John Mallee Talked Philosophy, Approach and Working with the Cubs

For the fourth time in four seasons the Cubs will have a new hitting coach. While the job of a Major League hitting coach is often overstated, the front office realizes the importance of making the right hire the third time around with the first wave of talent pushing its way to the big league […]

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The Front Office Would Like Manny Ramirez to Keep Working with the Cubs Young Hitters

Theo Epstein and the front office took a lot of heat during the summer when Manny Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract to be a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer felt confident after talking to Ramirez, a player and person they knew all too well from the not-so-good […]

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Cubs Hire John Mallee as Hitting Coach, Eric Hinske Assistant Hitting Coach and Doug Dascenzo as First Base Coach

The front office filled the team’s hitting coach vacancies Thursday afternoon with the hiring of John Mallee. Mallee becomes the team’s fourth hitting coach in four years. Mallee interviewed for the Cubs hitting coach job last year. The Chicago native also interviewed for the Cubs minor league hitting coordinator’s position two years ago before accepting […]

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Rick Renteria, Majority of Cubs Coaching Staff Returning in 2015

Theo Epstein held his season ending press conference Tuesday afternoon. And the first line of business for the day was to announce Rick Renteria and a majority of his coaching staff will return for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not offer Mike Brumley the assistant hitting coach’s job, but would like for him to […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro Not Expected to Play Again This Season

According to multiple reports, Starlin Castro will not play again this season. Castro is still in a walking boot and with only four games remaining on the schedule Rick Renteria said Tuesday it would be difficult for him to return this year. Starlin Castro has not stopped rehabbing the sprain left ankle that appears to […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs posted a winning record in August (16-14) and will look to build on last month in September. The Cubs are expected to add at least one reliever to the active roster Monday, plus Zac Rosscup. Rosscup was optioned to Iowa to make room on the roster for Felix Doubront to […]

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