| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Major League Baseball will investigate whether the Cubs tampered with new manager Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays, and Cubs president Theo Epstein says bring it on.
"We welcome the MLB investigation," Epstein said...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs.
And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place.
But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him.
"You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
New Cubs manager Joe Maddon figures to be as entertaining as Ozzie Guillen but without the profanity-laced tirades. The 60-year-old mix of old school and new school, as Cubs president Theo Epstein put it, will have to work some real magic if he's going to...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:16 PM
In order to corral highly coveted manager Joe Maddon, Cubs President Theo Epstein sat in a recreation vehicle — owned by Maddon — for the first time on Oct. 27 in Navarre Beach, Fla.
"I underestimated them," Epstein said Monday at a news...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching.
"Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors.
His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
By the time Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer boarded a plane for Southern California the morning of Oct. 24, the team had reached the point of no return pursuing Joe Maddon.
With nothing guaranteed, Hoyer headed west that Friday to meet Rick Renteria so...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 12:16 PM
It sounds as if Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer addressed the Joe Maddon thing to Rick Renteria as professionally as possible.
And then fired the manager to bring in a better manager.
None of this is a surprise. It was apparent this would happen. It’...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Rays manager Joe Maddon opted out of his contract, effective immediately.
The Cubs need to hire Maddon, effective immediately.
He’s the right guy. The best manager in the game. The best manager for what the Cubs are building because that’s...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The pain of losing the likes of Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Scott Feldman is subsiding quickly.
That’s the feeling of pitching coach Chris Bosio, who understands the process the Cubs have experienced the past three seasons and how he saw it...