Kevin Youkilis Reportedly Joining Cubs Front Office as a Special Assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer

According to reports from Mark Gonzales and Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have hired Kevin Youkilis to be a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Kevin Youkilis joins former Cubs’ Kerry Wood, Ted Lilly and Ryan Dempster as special assistants to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Tim Wilken is also a special assistant to […]


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Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 1990 – 2014

It’s always interesting to look back on players’ careers, especially ones that have garnered a lot of attention as prospects. Sometimes a player fulfills the promise he showed in the minors and in some cases there are players that are not able to be successful on the biggest stage. Looking back at the list of […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Introduced Lester, Agreed to Terms with Motte and More Changes are on the Way

The Cubs had a very good Monday. Jon Lester donned No. 34 for the first time in blue pinstripes in what Theo Epstein called “a very, very significant day for the Cubs.” The Cubs got better on the field with Jon Lester now at the top of Joe Maddon’s rotation and better in the clubhouse […]


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Ryan Dempster Signs with the Cubs, Retires and Joins Front Office as Special Assistant

The Cubs announced Friday that RHP Ryan Dempster had re-signed with the team so he could retire as a member of the Cubs organization. Ryan Dempster officially announced his retirement from the game and was hired to be a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Ryan Dempster joins former teammates Ted Lilly and […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Rumors and News from a Memorable Day of Playoff Baseball

Friday was an excellent day of baseball while rumors and speculation surrounding the Cubs picked-up. Three of the four playoff games were decided by one run and it took 11 innings to for the Royals to take a 2-0 lead in the best of five over the Angels. And two of the games featured big […]


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Bryant’s Big Night and Cubs News and Notes from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant continued tearing up Double-A pitching on Saturday night. Bryant went 4-for-5 in the Smokies 8-4 victory over the Chattanooga Lookouts. Bryant not only collected a career-high four hits, he also hit his Southern League leading sixth home run. Bryant also leads the Southern League in runs scored (21) and is hitting .304/.423/.559 with […]


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Cubs Exploring Options for Radio and TV Broadcasts, Still Searching for Radio Analyst

While the Cubs continue working on details to restore Wrigley Field with the city, neighborhood and the rooftop club owners, the team is also dealing with media rights between 720 WGN and WGN TV. WGN Radio exercised an option in their contract with the Cubs last month to re-negotiate the deal with the team due […]


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Hollandsworth, Otto and Possibly Coomer in the Mix for Cubs Radio Gig

WGN and the Cubs are in the process of finding a replacement for Keith Moreland in the Cubs’ radio booth alongside the great Pat Hughes. A report earlier in the week indicated eight former Cubs and Andy Masur were on the shortlist to fill the vacated spot. At the time, Mark DeRosa was thought to […]


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Eight Former Cubs on List to Replace Keith Moreland

According to a report from Robert Feder, there are eight former Cubs on the shortlist to replace Keith Moreland in WGN’s booth. 720 WGN is on the “fast track” to find a replacement for Moreland to call games alongside of the Voice of the Cubs, Pat Hughes. Feder reported WGN would like to hire the […]


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Garza Scheduled for Rehab Start and Other Cubs News and Notes

Matt Garza announced on his Twitter account that he will make a rehab start on Wednesday, May 1. Garza acknowledged he had a tiny setback but “everything is all good now.” Garza said that May 1 is his day. Garza participated in PFPs with the Smokies on Friday and apparently his long-toss session went well. […]


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