The Front Office Would Like Manny Ramirez to Keep Working with the Cubs Young Hitters

Theo Epstein and the front office took a lot of heat during the summer when Manny Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract to be a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer felt confident after talking to Ramirez, a player and person they knew all too well from the not-so-good […]

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Cubs Prospects Interview with Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie

The biggest jump for a young player is from High-A to Double-A and Mick Gillispie has seen several of the prospects in the Cubs system make the successful transition to the higher level of minor league ball. Mick Gillispie has been the voice of the Tennessee Smokies since 2007 and has called Cubs Spring Training […]

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The Daily CCO: Royals Will Reportedly Try to Keep James Shields and Cubs News and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will be aggressive on the free agent market. A top of the rotation-type starter is thought to be high on the Cubs’ off-season list. And many think the Cubs will pay Jon Lester big money to lead the rotation for several years. Other options for […]

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Reports: Bill Mueller Resigned as Cubs Hitting Coach

Updated 3:39pm CDT – Cubs confirmed reports Bill Mueller will not return as the Cubs hitting coach for the 2015 season. Mueller decided not to return due to family reasons and the front office’s decision not to retain assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley. According to reports from ESPN Chicago and Comcast SportsNet, Bill Mueller has […]

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Catching Up with the Cubs Catcher Rumors

Around the time Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer first mentioned they would be looking to add veteran leadership to the roster during the off-season, Welington Castillo was in the middle of a rough stretch at the plate and was struggling defensively as well. The speculation began the front office would look for an upgrade at […]

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Jed Hoyer: No Question about Ownership Backing Front Office’s Plan for the Cubs

As is the case with every team not playing beyond game 162, the Cubs spent the first week after the regular season ended talking about their plans for the off-season and what the goals are for next year. The Cubs are expected to be active in free agency this winter as the front office tries […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Plan to Be Patient with the Young Players

Theo Epstein said Tuesday that the Cubs would not sellout to win in 2015 and the front office does not plan on bailing on any of the “young players the second they show they have more adjustments to be made.” The front office expects the players to make the right adjustments that will translate to […]

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Front Office Focused on Adding the Right Pieces to the Cubs Roster

The Cubs have a goal for 2015 and that is to win the National League Central Division. Theo Epstein created the headlines Tuesday and Jed Hoyer backed up his boss’ statements Thursday during his weekly spot on The Kap & Haugh Show (87.7 The Game). “That is certainly the goal next year going into Spring […]

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Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

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