Players File for Salary Arbitration and Other Cubs News and Notes

Tuesday was the deadline for eligible players to file for salary arbitration. 146 players across the league filed for salary arbitration, including the eight remaining players on the Cubs’ roster. It is not believed the front office will end up in an arbitration hearing in February (Feb. 1 – Feb. 21) with Jeff Samardzija, Travis […]

Cubs Interview Dave Martinez for Managerial Opening

As expected Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer interviewed Dave Martinez on Thursday and the two-time former Cub is looking to become the next manager of the team that drafted him in 1983. According to Bruce Miles, Epstein and Hoyer spent the entire day with Martinez at Wrigley Field. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer met with […]

Joe Girardi and the Search for the Next Cubs Manager

The Cubs know what they are looking for in a manager. The front office is looking for their new manager to be dynamic and creative with tremendous energy as well as a track record of developing Major League talent and while one with a Cubs’ background would help, it is not necessarily a priority. Did […]

Dale Sveum Out as Manager of the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have fired Dale Sveum and he will not return to manage the Cubs in the final year of his three-year contract. According to multiple reports, some members of Sveum’s staff may return but those positions will not filled until a new manger is hired. Updated 11:14am CDT – The […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 05/10/13

Game Thirty-Five: Cubs (13-21) vs. Nationals (19-15) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Jeff Samardzija (1-4, 3.09/1.17) vs. Ross Detwiler (1-3, 2.50/1.39) After a much-needed day off, Dale Sveum’s team hits the road for a brief three […]

Cubs Cannot Buy a Clutch Hit – Cubs 4, Brewers 5

Game Fifteen – Cubs 4, Brewers 5 WP – Marco Estrada (2-0) LP – Jeff Samardzija (1-3) Save – Jim Henderson (3) The Cubs dropped the first of the three-game series at Miller Park on Friday night. The Cubs had plenty of chances to pick-up Jeff Samardzija after a rough first inning. Jeff Samardzija struggled […]

Day Two of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Dale Sveum and the Coaching Staff

Dale Sveum and his coaching staff were next up on Saturday. Sveum was joined by Jamie Quirk, James Rowson, Dave McKay, Lester Strode and newcomers, third base coach David Bell and assistant hitting coach Rob Deer. Chris Bosio was not able to attend and left the convention early. Bosio is recovering from knee replacement surgery. […]

MLB Owners Approve Rules Changes

According to a report from Jayson Stark, several rules changes were voted on and tentatively approved during last week’s owners meetings. The changes must be approved by the players’ union before the changes can be implemented for the upcoming season. Teams will be permitted to have a seventh coach in uniform in the dugout during […]

From the Wire … Cubs Add Rob Deer to Sveum’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs announced the hiring of Rob Deer on Monday. Deer will serve as the team’s assistant hitting coach, a new position on the Cubs’ big league staff. Deer will formally assist hitting coach James Rowson, who was named as the team’s full-time hitting coach in October after taking over for Rudy Jaramillo on an […]

Cubs Set Coaching Staff … Hire David Bell, Remove Interim Tag from James Rowson

The Cubs announced two changes to their coaching staff on Tuesday morning. The Cubs hired David Bell to be the team’s third base coach next season and removed the interim tag from hitting coach James Rowson. James Rowson replaced Rudy Jaramillo on an interim basis on June 12 and finished the season as the team’s […]