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 Convention Day Two: Lou Piniella, Crane Kenney and the Afternoon Sessions

The afternoon sessions on Saturday have been a little more relaxed in recent years … but not at the 25th Cubs Convention. After Lou Piniella and his coaching staff fielded more questions and revealed a couple of interesting tidbits, Crane Kenney and the Cubs Business Management dealt with a variety of topics …

Cubs News, Notes and Possible Interest in Xavier Nady and Jermaine Dye

With the Cubs Caravan beginning on Wednesday, the rumor mill took a small break in favor of actual news. The Cubs invited 19 non-roster players to big league camp. Ivan DeJesus and Matt Sinatro switched roles. DeJesus will be the Cubs first base coach while Sinatro will serve as a special assistant to Lou Piniella […]

Piniella’s Staff Will Return in 2010 … Sans Von Joshua

Not too long after the final out of the 2009 season, Jim Hendry announced to the media all of Lou Piniella’s coaching staff will return next season, with the exception of Von Joshua according to a report on WGN Radio. The Cubs offered Von Joshua his previous position of hitting coach for the Triple-A Iowa […]