Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Scouting and Player Development

For us baseball nerds the highlight of the Saturday sessions is Scouting and Player Development. The game has evolved in such a way stats can no longer be ignored. But it takes the right combination of stats and scouts to build a successful organization. One can no longer exist without the other. Jason McLeod, Joe […]

Joba Chamberlain is Reportedly on the Cubs Radar

As expected, the Cubs are among the suitors for former Yankees’ hurler Joba Chamberlain. Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reported on Friday afternoon that the Cubs and Royals are at least two teams interested in Chamberlain. The Cubs are looking to bolster their bullpen and add both a starting pitcher and an […]

Cubs Hire Bill Mueller, Move Brandon Hyde Into the Dugout

The Cubs named a majority of their 2014 coaching staff on Friday afternoon as well as changes to their minor league system. As expected, the Cubs kept Chris Bosio and Lester Strode to coach the pitching staff under Rick Renteria. Franklin Font was retained as a staff assistant and Mike Borzello was retained but received […]

Cubs Announce Rick Renteria’s Coaching Staff for 2014

The Chicago Cubs officially announced Rick Renteria’s coaching staff on Friday afternoon. Chris Bosio was officially retained as the team’s pitching coach and Lester Strode was retained as assistant pitching coach/bullpen coach. Mike Borzello and Franklin Font will also be part of Rick Renteria’s coaching staff as expected. Borzello received a new title and is […]

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 […]

The Front Office, Fielder, Marshall, Compensation … and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

The player moves the Cubs are rumored to be working on continued making noise on Tuesday. According to a report late Tuesday night from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Reds are discussing a deal that could send Sean Marshall to Cincinnati for Travis Wood. It is unknown if there are other players involved in the […]

More Noise and Rumors than Action for the Cubs

Another one of baseball’s big ticket players came off the board late Monday night. The Texas Rangers won the Yu Darvish sweepstakes by bidding a record $51.7 million for the rights to negotiate a contract with the right-hander. The Cubs reportedly submitted a bid and if they were interested … they can forget Yu. The […]

Cubs Add to Front Office … Hire Matt Dorey as a National Cross-Checker

According to a report from WEEI, the Cubs have hired Matt Dorey to be a national cross-checker. Dorey spent the last four years as an area scout for the Red Sox. The Boston media is also reporting that the Cubs and Red Sox have agreed that Theo Epstein will not be allowed to hire anyone […]