Report: Rick Renteria Has Not Heard from Front Office about Status with Cubs

The front office has not publicly addressed the connection made to the Cubs and Joe Maddon and could be waiting for a travel day, or the end of The World Series as the Sun-Times suggested, in which to do so with the media. According to a report from Bruce Levine, Rick Renteria had not heard […]

Cubs Considered Front-Runner for Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon sent a shockwave through baseball when the announcement was made Friday that he exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and he would no longer be managing the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon is considered one of the best skippers in the game after working magic with his unique managerial style for nine years […]

Cubs Reportedly Plan to Talk to Joe Maddon

The Cubs are seen by many as the early favorite to hire the recently available Joe Maddon. The Rays’ skipper exercised an opt-out in his contract Friday and became a free agent. Maddon can sign with any team to manage its ball club. Soon after the news hit the wire that Maddon had opted out, […]

Multiple Reports Suggest Cubs Leading Contender to Sign Joe Maddon

Just when it appeared the Cubs front office would be focusing on adding player-talent from outside the organization to the big league team this winter, Joe Maddon exercised an opt out in his contract, that not many knew existed, and is no longer the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Joe Maddon, who is considered […]

Cubs Hire John Mallee as Hitting Coach, Eric Hinske Assistant Hitting Coach and Doug Dascenzo as First Base Coach

The front office filled the team’s hitting coach vacancies Thursday afternoon with the hiring of John Mallee. Mallee becomes the team’s fourth hitting coach in four years. Mallee interviewed for the Cubs hitting coach job last year. The Chicago native also interviewed for the Cubs minor league hitting coordinator’s position two years ago before accepting […]

Cubs Year in Review – 2014

It took the Kansas City Royals 29 years to return to the playoffs this season and with a sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the baseball world is abuzz of the Royals. If anything, Cubs fans are jealous, but also hopeful that the current rebuild will do much of the same for their favorite team. Usually […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Opening Day in the Arizona Fall League and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Arizona Fall League kicks off its season Tuesday afternoon and the Mesa Solar Sox open the 2014 fall league with a trip to Glendale to take on the Desert Dogs. Mesa’s first game begins at 2:35pm CDT (12:35pm MST). Several of the Cubs tops prospects including Addison Russell, C.J. Edwards and Dan Vogelbach will […]

The Daily CCO: Kevin Encarnacion and Jose Zapata Return to the Field and Other Cubs News

Two Cubs prospects that were involved in a serious car crash in the Dominican Republic last January have returned to the field after both players spent a majority of the year not knowing if they would be able to continue their baseball careers. Kevin Encarnacion is scheduled to play in an Instructional League intrasquad game […]

The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo is One of Three Finalists for Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

The MLBPA announced on Wednesday the finalists for the 2014 Players Choice Awards. And the winners will be revealed on Monday, Nov. 3 on the MLB Network. Anthony Rizzo is one of the three finalists for the MLBPA’s Marvin Miller Man of the Year award. The award, named in honor of the player association’s first […]

Rick Renteria, Majority of Cubs Coaching Staff Returning in 2015

Theo Epstein held his season ending press conference Tuesday afternoon. And the first line of business for the day was to announce Rick Renteria and a majority of his coaching staff will return for the 2015 season. The Cubs did not offer Mike Brumley the assistant hitting coach’s job, but would like for him to […]