The Mike Quade Era Officially Begins

The announcement many were expecting finally came on Tuesday when the interim tag was removed from Mike Quade’s title. Mike Quade agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for 2013, to remain the 51st manager in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. Quade was formally introduced in a press conference […]

A New Skipper … A New Look Cubs? – Cubs 9 Nationals 1

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six – Cubs 9 Nationals 1 WP – Casey Coleman (1-1) LP – Livan Hernandez (8-9) Save – None Boy was that refreshing! For the first time in recent memory, the Chicago Cubs cruised to an easy win without any “excitement” what-so-ever in the late innings. Interim manager Mike Quade won his […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/23/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Six: Cubs (51-74) vs. Nationals (53-71) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Casey Coleman (0-1, 7.82/1.89) vs. Livan Hernandez (8-8, 3.06/1.26) Updated – 2:37pm CDT – Geovany Soto activated from 15-day DL – Welington […]

From the Wire … Lou Piniella Stepping Down … Quade Named Interim Manager

According to multiple reports Sunday morning, Lou Piniella announced he will step down as manager of the Chicago Cubs following Sunday’s game against the Braves. Piniella cited his “mother’s continued failing health” as the reason for his decision. Mike Quade named interim manager and will manage the team the remainder of the season. Alan Trammell […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/23/10

Hayden Simpson may not see game action this summer. Carlos Zambrano makes a rehab trip to Des Moines. All four Cub affiliates are playing good baseball, including big winning streaks for the young Cubs in Daytona and Iowa. In Peoria, Hak-Ju Lee hit his first home run of the year and was a double short […]

Cubs Convention Day Two: Lou Piniella, Crane Kenney and the Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon sessions on Saturday have been a little more relaxed in recent years … but not at the 25th Cubs Convention. After Lou Piniella and his coaching staff fielded more questions and revealed a couple of interesting tidbits, Crane Kenney and the Cubs Business Management dealt with a variety of topics …

Cubs News, Notes and Possible Interest in Xavier Nady and Jermaine Dye

With the Cubs Caravan beginning on Wednesday, the rumor mill took a small break in favor of actual news. The Cubs invited 19 non-roster players to big league camp. Ivan DeJesus and Matt Sinatro switched roles. DeJesus will be the Cubs first base coach while Sinatro will serve as a special assistant to Lou Piniella […]

Piniella’s Staff Will Return in 2010 … Sans Von Joshua

Not too long after the final out of the 2009 season, Jim Hendry announced to the media all of Lou Piniella’s coaching staff will return next season, with the exception of Von Joshua according to a report on WGN Radio. The Cubs offered Von Joshua his previous position of hitting coach for the Triple-A Iowa […]

17 Cubs on Provisional WBC Rosters

The provisional rosters for the upcoming World Baseball Classic were released on Monday evening. Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Zambrano, Ted Lilly, Alfonso Soriano, Derrek Lee, Carlos Marmol and Rich Harden are among seventeen Cubs that could participate in the second tournament. Kosuke Fukudome could play for Team Japan for the second time in the WBC and […]

Crazy Eights

With tomorrow being the first day of 2008, the mainstream media will undoubtedly begin reminding the Faithful, on seemingly a daily basis, why this year is significant to the Chicago Cubs. While many organizations celebrate such anniversaries, it is safe to say there probably will not be any references to the accomplishment from a century […]