From the Wire … Jamie Quirk Tabbed as Sveum’s Bench Coach

Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is coming into focus … According to multiple reports, Jamie Quirk will soon be named Dale Sveum’s bench coach. Quirk has been the Astros’ bullpen coach since 2010 after being a scout in the Reds’ organization in 2009. Jamie Quirk was bench coach under Clint Hurdle in Colorado from 2003-2008 and […]

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Weekend Update … Back to Work for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ front office return to work following a trip to the Dominican Republic and the long holiday weekend on Monday … and Team Epstein is looking at a very hectic end to the calendar year. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expected to be very busy over the coming weeks. The Cubs are one […]

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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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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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With Theo Close, Could Sandberg Be Next?

With Tom Ricketts closing in on hiring Theo Epstein to run his baseball team, could Ryne Sandberg soon return to the organization? According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs want to renew ties with Ryne Sandberg. According to the Sun-Times, “sources close to the Cubs, along with those close to Sandberg, have said […]

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Rambling While Imagining What a Major League Pitcher Looks Like

Well, it what might become a habit, it is an off day, and friends and faithful of the CCO, that means it is a rambling kind of day. So, after the pitching debacle known as Tuesday evening and all else that happened down in the juice box, let’s get after it and throw out a […]

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