Bryant Keeps Impressing, Vizcaino Progressing and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant is off to a very good start to his first full season of professional baseball. Bryant is performing at the plate (.322/.418/.605/1.023, 20 walks, 10 doubles, 11 home runs) the way the front office expected he would when the Cubs selected him with the second overall pick in last June’s draft. Bryant is […]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on Boston’s WEEI

Theo Epstein joined Rob Bradford and Alex Speier during last Thursday’s Hot Stove Show on WEEI. The Cubs President of Baseball Operations talked about the Red Sox latest championship, the challenge of building the Cubs system and when the right time is to sign a player to a long-term extension. Plus, Epstein admitted during the […]

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Day Three of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm

After being entertained for an hour by Bobby Dernier, Tim Stoddard, Steve Trout, Jay Johnstone, Rick Sutcliffe, Gary Matthews, Scott Sanderson and Lee Smith talking about the ’84 season, the 2014 Cubs Convention wrapped up with the Sunday staple … Down on the Farm. Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison, Blake Parker, Justin Grimm, Dave Otto and […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Scouting and Player Development

For us baseball nerds the highlight of the Saturday sessions is Scouting and Player Development. The game has evolved in such a way stats can no longer be ignored. But it takes the right combination of stats and scouts to build a successful organization. One can no longer exist without the other. Jason McLeod, Joe […]

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Cubs Hire Bill Mueller, Move Brandon Hyde Into the Dugout

The Cubs named a majority of their 2014 coaching staff on Friday afternoon as well as changes to their minor league system. As expected, the Cubs kept Chris Bosio and Lester Strode to coach the pitching staff under Rick Renteria. Franklin Font was retained as a staff assistant and Mike Borzello was retained but received […]

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Cubs Announce Rick Renteria’s Coaching Staff for 2014

The Chicago Cubs officially announced Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Friday afternoon. Chris Bosio was officially retained as the team’s pitching coach and Lester Strode was retained as assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach. Mike Borzello and Franklin Font will also be part of Rick Renteria’s coaching staff as expected. Borzello received a new title and is […]

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From the Wire … Cubs Fire Oneri Fleita, Make Front Office Changes

The Cubs announced several changes to the front office prior to Wednesday’s game, the most notable was the firing of Oneri Fleita, the team’s Vice President of Player Personnel. Fleita joined the Cubs’ organization in 1995 and Crane Kenney promoted him to VP of Player Personnel in December of 2007. Tom Ricketts extended Fleita’s contract […]

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From the Wire … Jaron Madison Takes Over as Cubs Director of Amateur Scouting

The Cubs announced Friday afternoon that Jaron Madison was hired as the Cubs’ new director of amateur scouting. Madison replaces Tim Wilken, who was given a promotion and contract extension to stay with the organization. Tim Wilken will serve as a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.

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