A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

Sveum Asked Chris Bosio to be Cubs Pitching Coach

As reported on Wednesday, Dale Sveum has spoken with former teammate Chris Bosio about becoming the Cubs’ new pitching coach. According to a report from the Tribune, Sveum has asked Bosio to take the position replacing Mark Riggins.

Rounding Up the Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Major League Baseball made headlines with the announcement of the new CBA on Tuesday. Seemingly lost in all of the changes of new Collective Bargaining Agreement, especially those that impact the draft and international signings, was the last of the BBWAA Awards was handed out. For the most part, baseball will take a break for […]

From the Wire … Sveum Retains Rudy Jaramillo

Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape. According to a report from the Sun-Times, Dale Sveum has decided to keep Rudy Jaramillo for the final year of the three-year, $2.42 million contract he signed with the Cubs in October of 2009. Jaramillo said he was happy to be back with the Cubs and […]

The Cubs Hire a New Manager … It’s Sveum Time

The 52nd manager of the Chicago Cubs will be introduced at a 9:00am CT press conference on Friday at Wrigley Field. Dale Sveum has agreed to a three-year contract with a fourth year option to skipper the Cubs through a rebuilding process led by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. In a matter of weeks, the […]

Cubs Clean Slate … Let the Managerial Search Begin

The search for the next manager of the Chicago Cubs has already begun and according to the Tribune, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer will interview a handful of candidates. The Cubs are “looking for someone with whom and around whom we can build a foundation for sustained success.” The Cubs next manager “must have leadership […]

Let the Off-Season Begin …

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals for winning the 2011 World Series and now that a very good Fall Classic is over, it is time for Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and company to get to work. Beginning Sunday at 12:01am ET free agents can begin talking to other teams and can begin receiving offers at […]

With Theo Close, Could Sandberg Be Next?

With Tom Ricketts closing in on hiring Theo Epstein to run his baseball team, could Ryne Sandberg soon return to the organization? According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs want to renew ties with Ryne Sandberg. According to the Sun-Times, “sources close to the Cubs, along with those close to Sandberg, have said […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Astros – 07/23/11

Game One Hundred One: Cubs (40-60) vs. Astros (33-66) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Randy Wells (1-3, 6.71/1.74) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (6-6, 3.67/1.37) Weather permitting … ‘The Battle for Fifth Place in the NL Central’ resumes this […]

Rambling While Getting A Little Too Excited After Two Games

Last week I took the ramblings in a different direction, but on this off day, I return to my normal random written steam of consciousness that is sometimes funny, sometimes witty, normally illogical and always entertaining. Well, at least I like to think it is. So, let’s get back to my positive, upbeat, fun-loving style […]