From the Wire … Cubs Announce Dale Sveum’s Coaching Staff

The Cubs finally announced Dale Sveum’s coaching staff on Friday morning. As expected, Jamie Quirk (bench coach), Chris Bosio (pitching coach) and Dave McKay (first base coach) will join Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Pat Listach (third base coach) and Lester Strode (bullpen coach) to round out Sveum’s staff.

A Full Field of Cubs Rumors and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said countless times they like keeping their decisions close to the vest. And while not much is coming out of the offices at 1060 West Addison, the Cubs continue to be connected to free agents and linked to possible trades. Most think the Cubs are interested in Prince Fielder, […]

Winter Meetings Day Two: Cubs Keep Everyone Guessing

Day two at the Winter Meetings in Dallas turned out to be ‘The Pujols Watch‘. With the free-agent slugger on the market, if Albert Pujols were to sign with a team other than the Cardinals, it would have a ripple effect throughout baseball. The Marlins, Cardinals and Angels are rumored to be the three teams […]

Winter Meetings Day One: Talk, Talk and More Rumors for the Cubs

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and the Cubs’ contingent spent the first official day of the Winter Meetings talking to agents and teams trying to gauge the market … but according to Epstein, they are not close on any deals right now. As Epstein has said, the Cubs keep everything close to the vest. And while […]

From the Wire … Chris Bosio to be Named Cubs Pitching Coach

According to a report from Appleton Post-Crescent, Chris Bosio will soon be named the Cubs new pitching coach. Bosio confirmed early reports that he would be joining Dale Sveum’s staff to the Post-Crescent. Bosio is excited about the opportunity. “I just can’t tell you how excited I am, number one, to be working with Dale. […]

Cubs News, Notes and Rumors Heading into the Winter Meetings

As the Cubs prepare for their first Winter Meetings with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer at the helm, Epstein addressed several topics with the media on Thursday … Matt Garza, Carlos Zambrano, the coaching staff, the bullpen, Brett Jackson’s future, Andrew Cashner, Sean Marshall and Jeff Samardzija, Epstein seemingly touched on a majority of the […]

The First of Many Roster Moves for the Cubs?

The Cubs’ new front office made their first free-agent signing on Wednesday when they inked outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year, $10 million deal. DeJesus will earn $4.25 million in 2012 and 2013 … the deal includes a club option for 2014 worth $6.5 million that includes a $1.5 million buyout ($10 million guaranteed, could […]

Rumors, News and More Rumors … A Busy Week Ahead for the Cubs

If Tuesday was any indication, the next nine days should be anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs … and Jed Hoyer even indicated as much. From Albert Pujols to Prince Fielder to Alfonso Soriano to Tom Ricketts, news and rumors came from all directions. Jed Hoyer spent time on MLB Network Radio (XM Radio) […]

From the Wire … Jamie Quirk Tabbed as Sveum’s Bench Coach

Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is coming into focus … According to multiple reports, Jamie Quirk will soon be named Dale Sveum’s bench coach. Quirk has been the Astros’ bullpen coach since 2010 after being a scout in the Reds’ organization in 2009. Jamie Quirk was bench coach under Clint Hurdle in Colorado from 2003-2008 and […]

Weekend Update … Back to Work for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ front office return to work following a trip to the Dominican Republic and the long holiday weekend on Monday … and Team Epstein is looking at a very hectic end to the calendar year. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expected to be very busy over the coming weeks. The Cubs are one […]