From the Wire … Listach to Serve as Quade’s Bench Coach

According to a report from the Washington Post, Pat Listach is leaving the Washington Nationals to rejoin the Chicago Cubs organization. Listach will become the Cubs’ new bench coach reuniting him with his close friend Mike Quade.

A Series of Cubs Rumors, News and Notes

All eyes will be on San Francisco beginning Wednesday night as the Fall Classic kicks off between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Maybe Marlon Byrd’s fine performance in the All-Star game this past summer will get a mention before the mainstream media reminds everyone, once again, how long it’s been since the Cubs […]

From the Wire … Trammell to Join Gibson’s Staff

As expected, Alan Trammell’s days with the Chicago Cubs have come to an end. According to a report from, Alan Trammell will join Kirk Gibson’s staff in Arizona. Trammell will serve as Gibson’s bench coach, the same position Gibson held on Trammell’s staff in Detroit. Trammell is not the only new D’Backs coach that […]

Weekend Update … What’s Next for the Cubs?

With Mike Quade in the fold, what is next for the Chicago Cubs? Quade, Jim Hendry and the front office are expected to meet in the coming week to discuss Quade’s coaching staff for 2011. Larry Rothschild, Rudy Jaramillo and Lester Strode will return but the Alan Trammell, Ivan DeJesus and Bobby Dernier could be […]

Back to the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the hiring of Mike Quade officially out of the way, the Cubs will begin focusing on 2011, and beyond. Quade and the front office are expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss the coaching staff for next season … as well as possible personnel moves. From Andrew Cashner to Adam Dunn to Lance Berkman […]

The Mike Quade Era Officially Begins

The announcement many were expecting finally came on Tuesday when the interim tag was removed from Mike Quade’s title. Mike Quade agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for 2013, to remain the 51st manager in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. Quade was formally introduced in a press conference […]

Cubs Skipper Search in the Final Stages?

The Cubs managerial search took a step forward this week when the top candidates met with Cubs’ Chairman Tom Ricketts. Multiple reports indicated Mike Quade, Ryne Sandberg and Eric Wedge have had formal interviews with Ricketts … and a report from Carrie Muskat stated that Bob Melvin also met with Ricketts to discuss the Cubs’ […]

Rothschild Picks Up Option to Return to Cubs Staff in 2011

According to a report from ESPN Chicago, Larry Rothschild has exercised his option for the 2011 season and could return as the Cubs pitching coach. Rothschild had until Monday to pickup his option. Bruce Levine’s sources indicated Rothschild informed the team of his decision on Monday.

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/26/10

Game One Hundred: Cubs (45-54) vs. Astros (40-58) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – Minute Maid Park, Houston Carlos Silva (9-4, 3.86/1.22) vs. Wesley Wright (0-0, 4.40/1.60) Tonight is game 100 of the Cubs 2010 season. Lou’s crew begins a six […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. A’s – 06/17/10

Game Sixty-Six: Cubs (29-36) vs. A’s (33-34) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (3-5, 5.15/1.49) vs. Dallas Braden (4-6, 3.95/1.16) Can the Chicago Cubs build on Wednesday night’s win? As the cliché goes, momentum is only […]