David Ross Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

David Ross joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield during Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Ross shared his views on the importance of being a good teammate and what he’s learned over his many years in the big leagues. Ross recently exchanged texts with his former locker-mate Dexter Fowler. While Fowler would not tip […]

Long Days on Tap for Kyle Schwarber in Spring Training

When pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just over three weeks, Kyle Schwarber will be among the backstops in camp working with the pitching staff. Along with Miguel Montero and David Ross, Willson Contreras, Tim Federowicz, David Freitas and Schwarber will get a jump start on Spring Training before the position players report on […]

Day Two of 2016 Cubs Convention: Joe Maddon and the Coaching Staff

The third session on Day Two of the 2016 Cubs Convention was also hosted by Len Kasper and featured Joe Maddon and his coaching staff. The session started late, there was a problem with the elevators, and Joe Maddon didn’t arrive until the Cubs’ coaching staff had been introduced. Dave Martinez, Chris Bosio, Lester Strode, […]

Cubs Will Continue Playing Kyle Schwarber Behind the Plate and in the Outfield

The Cubs will sit down and talk about the plan for Kyle Schwarber moving forward. As of Thursday’s end of season press conference, Theo Epstein said Schwarber will continue to catch and play in the outfield. “He [Kyle Schwarber] would continue to work as a catcher and probably get some playing time as a catcher […]

Cubs Invite Joe Maddon’s Entire Coaching Staff Back for Next Season

During his end of season press conference Thursday, Theo Epstein confirmed the coaching staff has been invited back for next year. The front office is very happy with the results on the field at the big league level. And unless another team calls, Joe Maddon’s entire coaching staff will return for the 2016 season. Along […]

A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning pitcher in a 4-3 victory over the Rockies after tossing a scoreless 16th inning, Baker scored the winning on a Starlin […]

Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein–Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]

Cubs Announce Hiring of Dave Martinez and Joe Maddon’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs announced the hiring of Dave Martinez as the team’s bench coach Thursday and Joe Maddon’s entire coaching staff for the 2015 season. Brandon Hyde was shifted to first base coach, replacing Doug Dascenzo who was named first base coach on Oct. 9. Dascenzo will remain in the organization as outfield and baserunning coordinator […]

The Daily CCO: Dave Martinez Inching Closer to a Job on Maddon’s Staff? And Other Cubs News and Rumors

Jed Hoyer said Wednesday he and Theo Epstein planned to talk to Joe Maddon about Dave Martinez joining the Cubs coaching staff. Martinez resigned his position with the Rays after being passed over for Tampa’s managerial opening. According to Marc Topkin, the Cubs asked for and received permission from the Rays to talk to Dave […]

Report: Rays Would Not Keep Dave Martinez from Interviewing with Another Team

Updated 11:45am CST – According to a report from Bill Chastain, Dave Martinez has decided to leave the Tampa Bay Rays. Ken Rosenthal reported Monday night that the Rays “would not stand in Dave Martinez’s way if the Cubs or another club requested to interview him for a coaching position.” Could Martinez officially being able […]