Baseball Operations Staff Structures, Theo Epstein and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs announced several changes to the front office, scouting and field staff, plus a three-year contract extension for Assistant General Manager, Randy Bush. Dale Sveum finalized his coaching staff on Tuesday with the hiring of David Bell to replace Pat Listach as the team’s third base coach. The Cubs also removed the interim tag […]

Replacing Brenly … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs’ off-season will not kick into full swing for a couple of weeks but the speculation has begun on which players Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer might try to sign this winter. The focus will be on adding pitching and filling out a rotation that was void of Major League arms for a majority […]

From the Wire … Brenly Leaves Cubs Booth

Bob Brenly informed the Cubs, WGN and Comcast SportsNet on Wednesday afternoon that he will not be returning for a ninth season in the Cubs’ TV booth. Brenly has been the color analyst for Cubs baseball since the 2005 season. According to multiple reports, Bob Brenly is expected to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Brenly […]

Rambling as the World Descends on Chicago

The White Sox arrive at 1060 W. Addison for the beginning of the Crosstown Classic, also known as the BP Cup today. (Please note this makes me want to buy BP gas less than I would have prior to this sponsorship.) And the world arrives in Chicago as the NATO summit officially gets underway this […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 03/24/12

Spring Training Game Twenty-Four: Cubs (10-12-1) vs. Padres (SS) (13-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Travis Wood (1-1, 25.07/4.07) vs. Anthony Bass (1-0, 2.00/1.00) Updated 11:35am CDT – The Cubs announced Marcos Mateo will be shutdown for at least 10 days, […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs Split Squad Day – 03/17/12

Spring Training Game Fifteen: Cubs (SS) (6-8) vs. A’s (SS) (11-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Phoenix Paul Maholm (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Travis Schlichting (1-0, 2.84/0.63) Spring Training Game Sixteen: Cubs (SS) (6-8) vs. Rangers (SS) (3-9) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Brewers – 03/10/12

Spring Training Game Seven: Cubs (3-3) vs. Brewers (SS) (3-2-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN Location – Maryvale Baseball Park, Phoenix Ryan Dempster (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Chris Narveson (0-0, 0.00/0.00) Updated: 11:18am CST – The Cubs reduced their spring roster Saturday morning by assigning right-handed pitcher […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. A’s – 03/04/12

Spring Training Game One: Cubs (0-0) vs. A’s (1-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – HoHoKam Park, Mesa Rodrigo Lopez (0-0, -.–/-.–) vs. Brandon McCarthy (0-0, -.–/-.–) Chicago Cubs Baseball is on the Air! It’s the Cactus League opener…the Chicago Cubs versus the Oakland Athletics. The nearly […]

Baseball is Better … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

With the first month of the New Year dwindling down, Spring Training is not far away. Pitchers and catchers officially report to Fitch Park in less than a month (February 18) … and the Cubs front office still has a lot of work to do. The Cubs have one arbitration eligible player that is unsigned […]

Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … Behind the Scenes with Theo Epstein

Day two of the 2012 Cubs Convention focused on the new regime and their plan for now and in the future. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod delivered a consistent message throughout the day … while Dale Sveum and his coaching staff preached accountability and playing the game hard and the right way on […]