The Daily CCO: Jake Arrieta Extension Update, Theo Epstein and Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs plan to talk to Scott Boras this winter about a contract extension for Jake Arrieta. The Cubs are obviously happy with Arrieta and would like him to remain with the team beyond the two years of control left before he becomes a free agent. Arrieta is arbitration eligible for the second time and […]

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Receives Heart and Hustle Award and Other Cubs News

A tip of the cap to all of the Veterans for what you’ve given to provide the freedom that we all enjoy on a daily basis Anthony Rizzo was named the Heart and Hustle Award winner Tuesday at the MLBPAA dinner. Rizzo called it an incredible honor and said, “There is still a lot more […]

The Daily CCO: All About Respect and Cubs News from Day Seven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 6 days The first week of Spring Training is in the books and today is the last Friday without a Cubs game until October. Based on the various reports the Cubs had another good day of practice Thursday as the players prepare for the Cactus League openers next week. […]

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Discussed the Cubs on Multiple Outlets

It’s been a rather busy winter for the Chicago Cubs and because the team has been one of the biggest stories of Baseball’s other season, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have spent a lot of time on multiple radio outlets. Due to the transparency of the Cubs front office, the time Epstein and Hoyer spends […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Researching Benefits of Batting the Pitcher Eighth in the Lineup

Joe Maddon loves books, but he doesn’t manage by one. Maddon said that particular book was written so long ago it doesn’t really apply today. Maddon is known for thinking outside of the box and trying things with his lineups to get the most out of his players. After he took over as Cubs manager, […]

Cubs Prioritize Winning in the Pursuit and Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs broke their silence Friday afternoon with two swift announcements about an hour apart. The team fired Rick Renteria and made the hiring of Joe Maddon official. The Cubs scheduled a press conference for Monday afternoon (2:00pm CST) at the Cubby Bear to introduce Joe Maddon as the 54th manager in franchise history. Theo Epstein, […]

From the Wire: Cubs Make It Official, Announce Hiring of Joe Maddon

The Cubs announced Friday afternoon the team has hired Joe Maddon to be the 54th manager in franchise history. A press conference is scheduled for 2:00pm CST on Monday afternoon at the Cubby Bear due to the construction at Wrigley Field. Terms of the contract have not been released yet. The Cubs were expected to sign […]

Gary Jones Not Returning as Cubs Third Base Coach

Shortly after Theo Epstein released the statement the Cubs had fired Rick Renteria, the Sun-Times reported third base coach Gary Jones would not be returning for the 2015 season. Gary Jones was one of two coaches on the Cubs staff that Rick Renteria brought in last year. Quality Assurance Coach, Jose Castro was the other […]

From the Wire: Cubs Announce Firing of Rick Renteria

The Cubs have fired manager Rick Renteria clearing the way to announce the hiring of Joe Maddon. Theo Epstein announced the Cubs decision Friday after in a statement to the media. The Chicago Cubs today announced that the club has fired manager Rick Renteria.  Renteria, the 53rd manager in franchise history, led the club for […]

Report: Cubs Met with Rick Renteria Before Negotiations Began with Joe Maddon

Updated 12:18pm CDT – Patrick Mooney confirmed David Kaplan’s report that Jed Hoyer met with Rick Renteria late last week in California. Updated 12:23pm CDT – Patrick Mooney shot down the report from Dan Bernstein the Cubs are working on an extension with Theo Epstein to align him with Joe Maddon. The Cubs focus is […]