Cubs Reportedly Making Progress on a Deal with Joe Maddon, Possible Announcement on Friday

According to multiple reports Thursday afternoon, the front office and Joe Maddon are still in negotiations on a contract that would make Maddon the manager of the Cubs. Progress is being made and it appears to be just a matter of finalizing a few details. Ken Rosenthal reported “all systems remain a go for Maddon […]

The Daily CCO: Let the Off-Season Begin and Other Cubs News and Notes

The 2014 baseball season came to an end Wednesday night with a tremendous seventh game of The World Series. Madison Bumgarner picked up a five-inning save after shutting the Royals down in relief of Jeremy Affeldt. The Giants won its third championship in five seasons and became the first road team to win a seventh […]

Cubs Could Announce Thursday the Hiring of Joe Maddon

For every report Wednesday afternoon that stated the front office had a deal in place with Joe Maddon to manage the Cubs, there was one that said the exact opposite that an agreement had not been reached and the two sides were still in negotiations. While deals are not official until announced, multiple outlets are […]

Cubs Reportedly Set to Hire Joe Maddon, Team and Maddon’s Agent Denying a Deal is in Place

Updated 5:26pm CDT – According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs are inching closer to a blockbuster deal” with Joe Maddon, but his agent indicated a contract is being discussed but it is far from done.” The Cubs and Maddon are negotiating, but Maddon is also talking to other teams. Alan Nero, Maddon’s […]

The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

Report: Cubs In Talks with Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs could soon have a new manager. According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have been in discussions with Joe Maddon this week and an announcement could be made by Friday if Maddon will be the next skipper of the Cubs. There has been mutual interest between the team and Joe […]

Cubs Still Silent on the Rick Renteria-Joe Maddon Situation

Monday came and went without a word from the Cubs front office about the Rick Renteria–Joe Maddon situation. Rick Renteria issued a short statement Monday afternoon through his agent, Ken Solomon. Renteria said he was hired nearly a year ago to manage the Cubs and he is focused on his off-season preparation to achieve the […]

The Daily CCO: C.J. Edwards Named to East Squad for AFL Fall Stars Game and Other Cubs News

C.J. Edwards has had a good fall season and pitched his way onto the East squad in Saturday’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League. Edwards was the only one of the Cubs prospects named to the team. After laboring through a two-inning outing on Oct. 21, Edwards put together a very good start […]

Rick Renteria Issues Short Statement, Cubs Front Office Remains Silent

Monday’s off day between Game Five and Game Six of The World Series came and went without the front office addressing the reports connecting the Cubs to Joe Maddon. The front office has remained silent since Friday. The Cubs current manager issued a short statement through his agent, Ken Solomon on the matter Monday afternoon. […]

The Daily CCO: A Maddon-ing Weekend for the Cubs as Work Continued on Wrigley Field

To say a lot changed for the Cubs in three days would be an understatement and now there are even more questions than answers surrounding the team as baseball’s off-season is set to begin. Shortly after Buster Olney broke the news Joe Maddon had opted out of his contract with the Rays, Maddon was connected […]