The Daily CCO: Cubs Find Coaching Fits with Eric Hinske and Doug Dascenzo and Other News

When the front office named John Mallee hitting coach last week there were two other changes to Rick Renteria’s staff that made sense for the Cubs. Eric Hinske was the team’s first base coach and outfield coach last season in his first year as a big league coach. Instead of another season at first base, […]

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Edwin Jackson Will Have to Make Dramatic Improvements to Have a Role with the Cubs

For the second time in as many years Theo Epstein took full responsibility for signing Edwin Jackson when he spoke with season ticket holders last week. Edwin Jackson has obviously been a disappointment to the front office over his two seasons with the Cubs. “I deserved to be criticized for that signing. It hasn’t worked […]

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Hitting Coach John Mallee Talked Philosophy, Approach and Working with the Cubs

For the fourth time in four seasons the Cubs will have a new hitting coach. While the job of a Major League hitting coach is often overstated, the front office realizes the importance of making the right hire the third time around with the first wave of talent pushing its way to the big league […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Started at Second Base in the AFL and Other Cubs News

Over three minor league seasons, Addison Russell has played in 233 games and only one position in the field, shortstop. Addison Russell made his first start of the fall at second base Monday night, hitting fifth for the Mesa Solar Sox. Russell went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Monday night. Addison Russell […]

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The Front Office Would Like Manny Ramirez to Keep Working with the Cubs Young Hitters

Theo Epstein and the front office took a lot of heat during the summer when Manny Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract to be a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer felt confident after talking to Ramirez, a player and person they knew all too well from the not-so-good […]

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The Daily CCO: A Groundbreaking Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The second weekend in October was a rather busy one for the Cubs. Crane Kenney and Theo Epstein held the team’s annual meetings with season ticket holders. And there was a rather important groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning at Wrigley Field while the demolition of the bleachers continued. The rumors picked up after Theo Epstein said […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Would Ideally Add Two Starting Pitchers to Roster This Off-Season

Theo Epstein reiterated Friday and Saturday what he said during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central Division. The Cubs plan on competing without selling out the future and the team will continue to develop the young players at the Major League level. The Cubs are […]

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Cubs Break Ground on The 1060 Project, the Restoration and Expansion of Wrigley Field

On an incredibly beautiful Saturday morning at the corner of Clark and Addison, the Chicago Cubs officially broke ground on The 1060 Project, the Restoration and Expansion of Wrigley Field. With construction crews supplying the soundtrack for the groundbreaking ceremony as the demolition of the left field and right field bleachers continued throughout the morning, […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Schwarber Catching Full-Time, Cubs Willing to Make a Spot on Staff for Manny Ramirez

Kyle Schwarber has apparently played his way into a full-time catching position while working with Tim Cossins in fall instructs. During his meeting with season ticket holders Friday afternoon, Theo Epstein said Schwarber “is refining his catching game down in Arizona in instruction league right now.” Epstein said that not only is Schwarber “barreling every […]

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Theo Epstein: Cubs Stands for Excellence, Winning and Playing the Game the Right Way to Players in the System

Day one of Cubs On Deck 2015 took place Friday at The Oriental Theatre in Downtown Chicago. The second annual event is put on by the team for the season ticket holders. With a theme of “Building to Win,” the Cubs believe the organization is on “The Greatest Journey in Sports,” a journey that began […]

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