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 […]

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Cubs Continue to Be Connected to Jon Lester

The Cubs are expected to make a run at a top of the rotation-type starting pitcher this winter and two of those starters are squaring off in the American League Wild Card game Tuesday night. Jon Lester and James Shields take the hill in the biggest game of the year for both teams. The winner […]

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Theo Epstein Talked Cubs Prior to the Start of the Off-Season

Judd Sirott spoke with Theo Epstein prior to the end of the season and discussed a variety of topics with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations that were aired during two Cubs’ pre-game shows on 720 WGN. Theo Epstein talked about the exit meetings with the players, possible expectations going into next season and several […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Set Expectations for the Cubs in 2015

It’s always strange the day after the baseball season ends. Seven months, counting Spring Training, and all of the sudden it comes to an abrupt ending. And for the first time in six years there was not a countdown to the final game of the year due to the way the Cubs played after the […]

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Rotation Spot Not Guaranteed for Edwin Jackson Moving Forward with the Cubs

The Cubs have been conducting exit interviews with the players and coaching staff with the season winding down. And based on statements by Theo Epstein and Rick Renteria changes could be made as soon as Tuesday to the coaching staff. With the off-season officially starting as soon as the last out of Sunday’s game is […]

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Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein Said Rick Renteria Absolutely Will Return, Mike Olt to Work in the Outfield

Before Rick Renteria was tossed for the sixth time this season Friday night, Theo Epstein was asked if Rick Renteria would be back for his second season as Cubs manager in 2015. Epstein said Renteria would absolutely be back, but “there could be changes with the coaching staff.” The front office is reportedly very happy […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes from the Last Off Day of the 2014 Season

This is it, the last three games and the final weekend of Cubs baseball until late February, early March. It has been another challenging year at the big league level while the organization as a whole had a good year. Plus, the Wrigley Field Restoration project is set to begin in earnest as soon as […]

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Does the Front Office Still See Welington Castillo as the Cubs Starting Catcher?

Welington Castillo has had a good month at the plate while showing improvement behind it over the last two months. But has he done enough for the Cubs to keep from exploring other options at catcher in the off-season? Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the importance of adding veteran presence in the […]

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South Bend Officially Changes Nickname, Cubs Low Class-A Affiliate Called the South Bend Cubs

Andrew Berlin, the owner of the South Bend franchise, proudly announced Thursday morning, “We are The South Bend Cubs.” Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod spent Thursday morning in South Bend to be part of the organization’s new Low Class-A affiliate’s press conference to formally announce the partnership with the Chicago Cubs and the nickname change […]

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