No Mystery about Bryant and Almora Being All-Stars and Other Cubs Notes

According to reports from Jesse Rogers, both Kris Bryant and Albert Almora will participate in the Arizona Fall League All-Star game. The AFL All-Star game is scheduled for November 2 and the MLB Network will televise the game from Surprise Stadium. Kris Bryant is leading the AFL in both home runs and RBI. After nine […]

Managing the Cubs Skipper Rumors

The Cubs have already interviewed A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta for the skipper’s job and reportedly Rick Renteria is next in line for a meeting with the Cubs’ brass. The Cubs will also ask the Rays for permission to interview Dave Martinez, and the former Cub could also receive a sit down with Theo Epstein […]

Waiting on Girardi, Interviewing Acta and Other Cubs Managerial Candidates

The Yankees and Cubs are both waiting for Joe Girardi to decide if he will stay in the Bronx or if he will explore other managerial jobs, including the opening on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs and Yankees are not the only two teams that are thought to have interest in Girardi. The […]

Cubs Meeting with Manny Acta about Managerial Opening

As The Girardi Watch continues in Chicago and New York, David Kaplan is reporting that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are meeting with Manny Acta in Chicago on Monday to discuss the Cubs’ managerial opening. Reports out of New York on Monday morning indicated the Yankees still have not heard from Joe Girardi on whether […]

Cubs Remain Hopeful of Luring Joe Girardi Away from New York

The Yankees have reportedly made their offer to Joe Girardi and are now waiting to hear back from him. But as news surfaced on Friday that the Yankees would make a formal offer to Girardi at some point during the day, Dan Bernstein reported the Cubs remain hopeful they will be able to lure Girardi […]

Cubs Reportedly Prepared to Make Joe Girardi an Offer

Jon Heyman reported Wednesday night that Brian Cashman met with Joe Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, earlier in the day in New York and the Yankees’ GM made Girardi an offer to stay with the Yankees. According to Heyman’s report, Girardi countered with “some parameters” and the two sides agreed to meet again on […]

Report: Girardi Receives Offer from Yankees

According to a report from Jon Heyman, Brian Cashman met with Joe Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, on Wednesday as expected. Heyman reported that the Yankees made Girardi an offer and then received “some parameters” from Girardi for a possible return. The two sides agreed to meet again on Thursday after Girardi’s camp made a […]

The Field of Six, Darvish, Cespedes, Wood, Buehrle … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The Cubs list of managerial candidates went from five to six on Tuesday after the Cubs’ brass “officially” added Terry Francona to the mix. Many thought Francona had been a candidate since Mike Quade was relieved of his duties a couple of weeks back … Theo Epstein has been talking to Francona during the process […]

The Stove is Heating Up for the Cubs

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have not named a manager yet but the Cubs created a lot of noise on the first day of the GM Meetings in Milwaukee. Aramis Ramirez’s agent spoke his mind about Bob Brenly and said there is no chance Ramirez would re-sign with the Cubs. Paul Kinzer also said he […]

Cubs Interviewed DeMarlo Hale for Managerial Position

According to multiple reports Monday night, the Cubs interviewed DeMarlo Hale for their managerial position. The Cubs’ brass did not meet face-to-face with Hale but conducted a phone interview with Hale. Theo Epstein is very familiar with DeMarlo Hale, who served as Terry Francona’s bench coach over the last two seasons. Jed Hoyer conducted the […]