Cubs to Focus on Coaching Staff, Adding Pitching and the Process with Tanaka

With Rick Renteria in the fold and the GM Meetings beginning on Monday in Orlando, the Cubs should be extremely busy over the next six weeks leading up to the Christmas Holidays. Not only will the Cubs name their Major League coaching staff, but minor league coaching assignments will be announced in the coming weeks. […]

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Rick Renteria In, Chris Bosio Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Rick Renteria was introduced as the 53rd manager in franchise history during a conference call with the Chicago media on Thursday afternoon. Renteria said all of the right things during the 30 minute teleconference and Theo Epstein was complimentary of his new skipper. Epstein explained that Renteria has an “impeccable reputation” and he tried to […]

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Cubs Announce the Hiring of Rick Renteria

The Cubs officially announced the hiring of Rick Renteria as the 53rd manager in franchise history just after noon on Thursday. Renteria signed a three-year contract that includes club options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The financial terms of the contract have not been released. Rick Renteria will meet with the Chicago media via […]

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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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Three Down … One to Go for Jim Hendry?

Slowly but surely Jim Hendry is removing the mistakes he made last winter when he decided to make unnecessary changes to a 97-win team. First, Hendry traded Aaron Heilman to the Diamondbacks for Ryne White and Scott Maine on November 19. His next move, letting Kevin Gregg quietly leave Chicago … then on Thursday, Hendry […]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 05/12/09

Game Thirty-Two: Cubs (17-14) vs. Padres (13-19) Game Time – 7:05pm C.T. Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Rich Harden (3-1, 4.83/1.45) vs. Jake Peavy (2-4, 4.27/1.21) After a winter of pursuing Jake Peavy, Jim Hendry will finally get to see him pitch […]

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Bako and Hill Will Compete

According to a report from Bruce Miles, Paul Bako and Koyie Hill will compete for the backup catcher’s job. Miles reported, “Bako wasn’t brought in just to be handed the job.” The Cubs like Koyie Hill and according to Miles, the Cubs staff liked throwing to Hill last year better than they did Henry Blanco.

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Rambling from … Eight More Days

As the city of Pittsburgh slows down after the “joy of six” and the rest of the sports world slips into the most boring six weeks of the calendar, unless of course you love golf or watching cars turn left for three hours, the thought of pitchers and catchers reporting excites the bejesus out of […]

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Weekend Update: Uribe, Peavy, Heilman and Other Cubs Rumors

The Cubs begin their 2009 Cactus League schedule in 31 days against the Dodgers at Fitch Park….and Jim Hendry is not done ‘tweaking his roster‘. On the same day the Sun-Times mentioned the Cubs have had discussions with Randy Wolf and Braden Looper, Bruce Levine threw out a couple of new names on Saturday morning….and […]

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From the Wire….Blanco Agrees to Terms with Padres

According to a report from Buster Olney on ESPN.com, Henry Blanco agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. The contract is believed to be worth $750,000. The ‘Hank White’ Era in Chicago is officially over.

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