Rambling for a New Cubs Manager

Happy Veterans Day from the CCO and a tip of the cap to all of the veterans that have fought for our freedom … Hello again, everybody! It’s Friday, it’s probably snowing and it is time to ramble! Cubs’ fans are downright giddy about the off-season and cannot wait to see what Theo and Jed […]

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Is Maddux the Favorite to Land the Cubs’ Gig?

By all accounts Mike Maddux’s time with the Cubs went extremely well and he could be the leader in the proverbial clubhouse to become their next manager. Mike Maddux spent Tuesday night and four hours Wednesday morning talking baseball with Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Randy Bush. Maddux sounded at ease speaking to […]

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The Cubs Managerial Interviews Resume … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Will the third managerial candidate be the charm for the Chicago Cubs? Mike Maddux is scheduled to meet with Team Epstein on Wednesday for the Cubs managerial position. After Maddux withdrew his name from the Red Sox search two days ago, the speculation began that Maddux is the favorite to land the Cubs job. It […]

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Sveum Interviews … Maddux Next Up for the Cubs

The Cubs conducted the second interview for their managerial opening on Monday. Current Brewers’ hitting coach Dale Sveum became the second candidate to go through the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer interview process. Dale Sveum was asked about winning now and he said when dealing with the Cubs and any major market team you are expected to […]

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Maddux Withdraws Name from Red Sox Job … Still Scheduled to Meet with the Cubs

According to multiple reports on Monday afternoon, Mike Maddux informed the Boston Red Sox that he was no longer interested in interviewing for their managerial position. Maddux cited family reasons for his decision not to interview with the Red Sox. Maddux told Peter Gammons, “We’re in a good situation. My family moved here, the kids […]

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Weekend Update … One Interview After the Other for the Cubs

If the last two weeks are any indication the next seven days figure to be anything but boring. Theo Epstein has not wasted any time since taking over as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs on October 21. Theo Epstein was introduced on October 25 and officially hired Jed Hoyer (Executive Vice […]

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The Cubs First Interview Is In the Books … and Other News and Notes

Team Epstein completed their first formal interview on Friday for the Cubs managerial position … current Phillies’ bench coach, Pete Mackanin. Mackanin said he enjoyed the interview and described it as “thorough and a little exhausting.” According to multiple reports, Mackanin said the interview was comprehensive and Team Epstein did not let him up for […]

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Rambling While Wondering Who Is Next

It is Friday, so it is time for me to get a little nutty, hopefully funny, and somewhat lovey … dovey. Unfortunately, there is really nothing to talk about as it relates to the Cubs. It has been a very quiet offseason thus far with basically nothing happening. So, I am really at a loss […]

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Team Epstein Begins Interviewing Managerial Candidates

The Cubs new front office is not wasting anytime. Less than ten days after Theo Epstein officially began calling all of the shots, Team Epstein dismissed Mike Quade and has started interviewing candidates for the Cubs managerial opening … and the Cubs’ brass is taking the interview process to a new level. As a part […]

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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 […]

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