Report: Cubs to Announce New Manager on Thursday

The search for the Cubs’ new skipper appears to be coming to an end. According to a report from Peter Gammons, the Cubs will announce who the new manager will be sometime on Thursday. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are meeting one final time on Wednesday to discuss the candidates and make a final decision. […]

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Reports Pointing Toward Rick Renteria Being the Cubs Next Skipper

If the timeframe reported on Monday night was correct, the Cubs’ front office should find out at some point on Wednesday if Boston will grant them permission to interview Torey Lovullo for their managerial opening. The decision made by the Red Sox ownership to deny Lovullo a shot at a big league skipper’s job raised […]

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Updating the Skipper Search: Cubs Might Not Be Able to Interview Torey Lovullo

Multiple outlets confirmed Ken Rosenthal’s report that the Red Sox might not allow Torey Lovullo to interview for the Cubs’ managerial opening based on the agreement made between the two teams when Theo Epstein left Boston for Chicago more than two years ago. As part of the compensation the Red Sox received for letting Epstein […]

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Cubs to Formally Interview Torey Lovullo

As expected the Cubs will formally interview Red Sox’s bench coach Torey Lovullo for the managerial opening in the coming week. Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday morning that Torey Lovullo would “indeed interview with the Cubs, most likely early this week.” Torey Lovullo would be the seventh known candidate to sit down with Theo Epstein […]

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Ausmus Interviews, McKay Leaves, Lovullo Next for the Cubs?

The Cubs’ skipper search is heating up and at some point next week the front office may be ready to name their new manager Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly met with the sixth managerial candidate on Friday at Wrigley Field. Epstein and Hoyer spent the day with Brad Ausmus and talked baseball with the […]

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Cubs Interview Brad Ausmus for Managerial Vacancy

According to multiple reports, the Cubs are interviewing Brad Ausmus in Chicago on Friday. Rumors have suggested the front office had already spoken to Ausmus about the Cubs’ job and he was thought to be the mystery candidate that received an interview. Brad Ausmus has connections with Jed Hoyer from their days together in San […]

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Cubs Managerial Search Expected to Kick into High Gear

Reports should surface in the next couple of days that the Cubs have asked for and been granted permission from the Red Sox to interview Torey Lovullo. The Red Sox are basking in the glory of winning their third World Series Championship in 10 years but soon after the parade on Saturday morning, Ben Cherington […]

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Brad Ausmus Reportedly a Factor in Cubs Managerial Search

The final off day of the baseball season is in the rearview mirror and the 2013 campaign will come to an end no later than Thursday. Once the Series is over, the front office will be able to formally speak with Torey Lovullo about their managerial opening … which at the very least should provide […]

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Jeff Samardzija, Cubs Skipper Search and Three Fall All-Stars

One of the many storylines of the off-season for the Cubs is Jeff Samardzija’s future with the team. Jeff Samardzija is arbitration eligible for next season and remains under team control through the 2015 season. Samardzija is coming off an inconsistent year, one in which he set career highs in innings pitched (213 2/3), starts […]

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Updating the Skipper Search and Tanaka, Plus Other Cubs News and Notes

It has been four weeks since Dale Sveum was relieved of his duties and the front office is conducting second interviews with A.J. Hinch, Rick Renteria and Eric Wedge this week while they wait on Torey Lovullo. And it appears Lovullo is looking forward to an opportunity to interview for the job and thinks “it’s […]

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