Rounding Up the Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Major League Baseball made headlines with the announcement of the new CBA on Tuesday. Seemingly lost in all of the changes of new Collective Bargaining Agreement, especially those that impact the draft and international signings, was the last of the BBWAA Awards was handed out. For the most part, baseball will take a break for […]

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From the Wire … Sveum Retains Rudy Jaramillo

Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape. According to a report from the Sun-Times, Dale Sveum has decided to keep Rudy Jaramillo for the final year of the three-year, $2.42 million contract he signed with the Cubs in October of 2009. Jaramillo said he was happy to be back with the Cubs and […]

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Weekend Update … No More Excuses for the Cubs

Dale Sveum’s introductory press conference continued making headlines. Sveum did not pull any punches on Friday and did not sugarcoat what is and has been wrong with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs’ front office knows they have a lot of work ahead of them, not only at the big league level but throughout the system […]

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Nothing Nuts About Dale Sveum

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer introduced Dale Sveum as the new skipper of the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Sveum was even keeled and very matter of fact throughout his press conference only showing his personality after being asked about his nickname. Sveum talked about accountability, playing the game the right way and no longer making […]

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The Cubs Hire a New Manager … It’s Sveum Time

The 52nd manager of the Chicago Cubs will be introduced at a 9:00am CT press conference on Friday at Wrigley Field. Dale Sveum has agreed to a three-year contract with a fourth year option to skipper the Cubs through a rebuilding process led by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. In a matter of weeks, the […]

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From the Wire … Dale Sveum Named Manager of the Cubs

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have hired Dale Sveum to be the 52nd manager in the organization’s history. Sveum reportedly received a three-year contract with a fourth year option for 2015. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer will introduce Sveum at a press conference at Wrigley Field at 9:00am on Friday morning.

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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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Cardinals Spike the Cubs – Cubs 5 Cardinals 13

Game One Hundred Seven – Cubs 5 Cardinals 13 WP – Kyle Lohse (9-7) LP – Rodrigo Lopez (2-3) Save – None The Cubs lost for the fifth time in as many games and dropped to a season-worst 23 games under .500 after another pathetic performance. The Cubs jumped out to a 5-0 lead in […]

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No Sleep for Q … Roster Decisions Loom for the Cubs

Seven games and six days left in the desert for the Chicago Cubs. The final Cactus League game of 2011 is Tuesday, March 29 … The Cubs equipment truck leaves for Chicago Sunday. Mike Quade, Randy Bush, Pat Listach, Mark Riggins and Greg Maddux met in with Jim Hendry in the GM’s office Tuesday morning […]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions … and Other Cubs Notes

Mike Quade along with members of his coach staff are scheduled to meet with Jim Hendry and the front office Tuesday morning to discuss the team’s roster. The main topics up for debate are the backup catcher’s job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the […]

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