Decisions, Decisions, Decisions … and Other Cubs Notes

Mike Quade along with members of his coach staff are scheduled to meet with Jim Hendry and the front office Tuesday morning to discuss the team’s roster. The main topics up for debate are the backup catcher’s job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the […]

Cashner a Lock for the Cubs Opening Day Roster?

According to a report from the Tribune, the Cubs final roster will be a group decision. Mike Quade will have input on which players will be with him on Opening Day at Wrigley. According to the Trib, Quade “isn’t sure how big a voice he will have in meetings later this month” with Jim Hendry […]

Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

The exhibition season is in full swing and the Cubs began a stretch Monday of playing nine games in six days. The second week of the Cubs’ Cactus League schedule concludes with games against the Reds and Dodgers in Las Vegas. In a pre-game interview Monday, Mike Quade said he would likely wait until the […]

Day Thirteen of Camp ‘Q’ … Let the Cubs Spring Games Begin

Practice for the 2011 version of the Chicago Cubs is over … Spring Training baseball begins for Q’s crew Sunday afternoon. The Cubs are scheduled to play 34 games over the next 31 days with one break in the middle, the Cubs only day off of the spring is March 16. On the schedule is […]

Day Nine of Camp ‘Q’ … Cubs Smile for the Camera and Other Notes

The first pitch of the Cubs’ 2011 Cactus League Schedule is four days away … Tuesday was photo day at Fitch Park as Q’s crew prepares for the start of the exhibition season. According to a report from Carrie Muskat, the Cubs roster is nearly set and there are only two spots, among the position […]

Day Three of Camp ‘Q’ … Pat Hughes Gets a New Partner and Other Cubs Notes

The first three days of Spring Training has been anything but quiet for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs and WGN Radio announced that Keith Moreland will be in the radio booth for the next three seasons. Moreland is extremely excited about being the Cubs’ new color analyst and teaming up with Pat Hughes. According to […]

Cubs News and Notes from Day One of Camp ‘Q’

The biggest news out of the first day of on field workouts was the three-year, $20 million deal signed by Carlos Marmol. The Cubs backloaded the contract that buys Marmol out of his last two years of arbitration eligibility and his first year of free agency. Marmol received a $1 million signing bonus as a […]

Weekend Update … It’s Spring Training Time for the Chicago Cubs

There was plenty of Cubs news and notes on the eve of the official reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Jim Hendry spent time on Saturday morning talking Cubs baseball with Bruce Levine. The Cubs GM provided an update on Carlos Marmol’s new contract. Hendry confirmed he is working on two deals with Marmol’s agent […]

From the Wire … Riggins Named Cubs Pitching Coach

As expected, the Cubs named Mark Riggins pitching coach Monday on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Riggins replaces Larry Rothschild on the Major League staff and completes Mike Quade’s coaching staff. Updated – 7:41pm CT – According to a tweet from Carie Muskat, Dennis Lewallyn was promoted to Minor League pitching coordinator replacing […]

Q’s College of Coaches

The Cubs made the official announcement concerning Mike Quade’s coaching staff on Wednesday. Larry Rothschild (pitching coach), Rudy Jaramillo (hitting coach), Lester Strode (bullpen coach), Bobby Dernier (first base and outfield coach) and Ivan DeJesus (third base coach) will all return in the same roles they finished the season. Pat Listach will be Quade’s bench […]