The Cubs finally announced Dale Sveum’s coaching staff on Friday morning. As expected, Jamie Quirk (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach) and Dave McKay (first base coach) will join Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Pat Listach (third base coach) and Lester Strode (bullpen coach) to round out Sveum’s staff.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said countless times they like keeping their decisions close to the vest. And while not much is coming out of the offices at 1060 West Addison, the Cubs continue to be connected to free agents and linked to possible trades. Most think the Cubs are interested in Prince Fielder, [...]
Day two at the Winter Meetings in Dallas turned out to be ‘The Pujols Watch‘. With the free-agent slugger on the market, if Albert Pujols were to sign with a team other than the Cardinals, it would have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Marlins, Cardinals and Angels are rumored to be the three teams [...]
Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ contingent spent the first official day of the Winter Meetings talking to agents and teams trying to gauge the market … but according to Epstein, they are not close on any deals right now. As Epstein has said, the Cubs keep everything close to the vest. And while [...]
According to a report from Appleton Post-Crescent, Chris Bosio will soon be named the Cubs new pitching coach. Bosio confirmed early reports that he would be joining Dale Sveum’s staff to the Post-Crescent. Bosio is excited about the opportunity. “I just can’t tell you how excited I am, number one, to be working with Dale. [...]
The Cubs’ new front office made their first free-agent signing on Wednesday when they inked outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year, $10 million deal. DeJesus will earn $4.25 million in 2012 and 2013 … the deal includes a club option for 2014 worth $6.5 million that includes a $1.5 million buyout ($10 million guaranteed, could [...]
If Tuesday was any indication, the next nine days should be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs … and Jed Hoyer even indicated as much. From Albert Pujols to Prince Fielder to Alfonso Soriano to Tom Ricketts, news and rumors came from all directions. Jed Hoyer spent time on MLB Network Radio (XM Radio) [...]
Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is coming into focus … According to multiple reports, Jamie Quirk will soon be named Dale Sveum’s bench coach. Quirk has been the Astros’ bullpen coach since 2010 after being a scout in the Reds’ organization in 2009. Jamie Quirk was bench coach under Clint Hurdle in Colorado from 2003-2008 and [...]