David Ross Talked Baseball, Jon Lester and the Cubs on MLB Network Radio

David Ross joined Steve Phillips and C.J. Nitkowski during the Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) on Christmas Eve to discuss signing with the Cubs. The Cubs officially announced inking David Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract the day before he appeared on national radio. David Ross talked baseball, the Cubs, his role with the team […]


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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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Position Player Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro will lead what has a chance to be an exciting lineup when the season starts. Rizzo and Castro are the two staples of a young roster as Theo Epstein pointed out early this off-season. The Cubs new hitting coaches, John Mallee and Eric Hinske are in charge of cutting down […]


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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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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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Report: Rays Would Not Keep Dave Martinez from Interviewing with Another Team

Updated 11:45am CST – According to a report from Bill Chastain, Dave Martinez has decided to leave the Tampa Bay Rays. Ken Rosenthal reported Monday night that the Rays “would not stand in Dave Martinez’s way if the Cubs or another club requested to interview him for a coaching position.” Could Martinez officially being able […]


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The Daily CCO: The Return of Hank White and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs took the first step in announcing Joe Maddon’s coaching staff Saturday when the team confirmed reports Henry Blanco had left Arizona to return to the Cubs. Blanco was a clubhouse leader and fan favorite during his time with the Cubs (2005-2008) and was part of two division winning teams. Henry Blanco, nicknamed Hank […]


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Henry Blanco Joins Joe Maddon’s Staff as Quality Assurance Coach

According to multiple reports, Henry Blanco has left the Arizona Diamondbacks and is returning to the Cubs. The Cubs have hired Henry Blanco to be the team’s new quality assurance coach, replacing Jose Castro. Castro left the Cubs to take the assistant hitting coach’s job in Atlanta. Henry Blanco was the Diamondbacks bullpen catcher/coach last season. […]


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The Daily CCO: Could Dave Martinez Land on Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff?

The Tampa Bay Rays narrowed its managerial search to three finalists Friday: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu. And Joe Maddon’s former bench coach, Dave Martinez did not make it to the second round of interviews. The Rays are looking for a new voice in the clubhouse, so the man that was believed to […]


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The Daily CCO: Backup Options for the Outfield, Updating Lester and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Not only are the Cubs waiting on Jon Lester, but the front office has roster decisions to make while looking for backup options in the outfield. Thursday is the deadline (10:59pm CST) for teams to file their reserve rosters at the Major League and minor league levels to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. […]


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