Report: Cubs Talking to Bill Mueller about Hitting Coach Position

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs are talking to former Cubs and Red Sox third baseman Bill Mueller about joining the Cubs’ staff as hitting coach. The Cubs front office is obviously familiar with Mueller from their days together in Boston. Mueller has been a scout in the Dodgers’ system. The Sun-Times […]

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Cubs to Focus on Coaching Staff, Adding Pitching and the Process with Tanaka

With Rick Renteria in the fold and the GM Meetings beginning on Monday in Orlando, the Cubs should be extremely busy over the next six weeks leading up to the Christmas Holidays. Not only will the Cubs name their Major League coaching staff, but minor league coaching assignments will be announced in the coming weeks. […]

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Cubs Announce the Hiring of Rick Renteria

The Cubs officially announced the hiring of Rick Renteria as the 53rd manager in franchise history just after noon on Thursday. Renteria signed a three-year contract that includes club options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The financial terms of the contract have not been released. Rick Renteria will meet with the Chicago media via […]

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Rick Renteria to be Named Manager of the Chicago Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Cubs will officially announce the hiring of Rick Renteria as be the 53rd manager of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Renteria has been seen as the frontrunner since Joe Girardi re-signed with the Yankees. The hiring of Rick Renteria is expected to be announced on Thursday, but there will not […]

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Ausmus Interviews, McKay Leaves, Lovullo Next for the Cubs?

The Cubs’ skipper search is heating up and at some point next week the front office may be ready to name their new manager Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly met with the sixth managerial candidate on Friday at Wrigley Field. Epstein and Hoyer spent the day with Brad Ausmus and talked baseball with the […]

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Cubs Managerial Search Expected to Kick into High Gear

Reports should surface in the next couple of days that the Cubs have asked for and been granted permission from the Red Sox to interview Torey Lovullo. The Red Sox are basking in the glory of winning their third World Series Championship in 10 years but soon after the parade on Saturday morning, Ben Cherington […]

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Guillen Willing to Coach on Cubs Staff, List of Managerial Candidates Could Be Seven Deep

Mark Gonzales caught up with Ozzie Guillen prior to Game One of the World Series. The former Marlins and White Sox manager told Gonzales that “he would be willing to return as a coach, only with the Cubs, if asked.” Guillen said, “I just make it very clear if they want me as a coach, […]

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Cubs Reportedly Ask to Talk to Mike Maddux, Torey Lovullo in the Mix and Coaching Staff News

A day after Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer interviewed Dave Martinez at Wrigley Field, a report out of Dallas indicated the Cubs have asked the Rangers for permission to speak with Mike Maddux. The Rangers’ pitching coach was thought to be high on the Cubs’ list two years ago and according to reports at the […]

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Cubs Interview Dave Martinez for Managerial Opening

As expected Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer interviewed Dave Martinez on Thursday and the two-time former Cub is looking to become the next manager of the team that drafted him in 1983. According to Bruce Miles, Epstein and Hoyer spent the entire day with Martinez at Wrigley Field. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer met with […]

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Joe Girardi and the Search for the Next Cubs Manager

The Cubs know what they are looking for in a manager. The front office is looking for their new manager to be dynamic and creative with tremendous energy as well as a track record of developing Major League talent and while one with a Cubs’ background would help, it is not necessarily a priority. Did […]

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