The Field of Six, Darvish, Cespedes, Wood, Buehrle … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The Cubs list of managerial candidates went from five to six on Tuesday after the Cubs’ brass “officially” added Terry Francona to the mix. Many thought Francona had been a candidate since Mike Quade was relieved of his duties a couple of weeks back … Theo Epstein has been talking to Francona during the process […]

The Stove is Heating Up for the Cubs

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have not named a manager yet but the Cubs created a lot of noise on the first day of the GM Meetings in Milwaukee. Aramis Ramirez’s agent spoke his mind about Bob Brenly and said there is no chance Ramirez would re-sign with the Cubs. Paul Kinzer also said he […]

Cubs Interviewed DeMarlo Hale for Managerial Position

According to multiple reports Monday night, the Cubs interviewed DeMarlo Hale for their managerial position. The Cubs’ brass did not meet face-to-face with Hale but conducted a phone interview with Hale. Theo Epstein is very familiar with DeMarlo Hale, who served as Terry Francona’s bench coach over the last two seasons. Jed Hoyer conducted the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]