| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:16 PM
The most prominent survivor of a purge that cost manager Dale Sveum and five of his coaches their jobs, Chris Bosio is back as Cubs' pitching coach under new manager Rick Renteria.
It wasn't a real surprise that the Cubs opted for continuity in that...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:25 PM
The Chicago Cubs acquired backup catcher George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday for cash and will give him a chance to win a spot in spring training.
Kottaras, 30, hit .180 with five home runs in 100 at-bats for the Royals last year,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:31 PM
When Bill Mueller was traded to the Giants for minor league pitcher Jeff Verplancke in the final month of the Cubs' disastrous 2002 season, Giants general manager Brian Sabean figured Mueller must have been "relieved" over leaving.
"He's in Chicago,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:37 PM
On Opening Day of the 1990 season as a member of the Triple-A Calgary Cannons, infielder Rick Renteria was taking ground balls at the end of batting practice in Phoenix when a line drive struck him in the left temple.
The force crushed Renteria's face....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Rick Renteria, who served the last two seasons as bench coach for the San Diego Padres, will be named later today to succeed the fired Dale Sveum as Chicago Cubs manager, the Tribune confirmed.
Renteria, 51, agreed to a three-year contract. He will be...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:25 PM
In a 30-minute presentation Monday at the esteemed Economic Club of Chicago, Cubs President Theo Epstein dazzled an audience of 800 local movers and shakers with a detailed plan of player development.
Epstein kidded about the club's presumption he would...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life.
During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Losing a franchise-record 197 games in Theo Epstein's first two seasons as Cubs president didn't hurt the organization as much as Chicago losing confidence in Epstein's plan could.
Losses like that can be harder to quantify and recover from for sports...
| Oct 11, 2013
Year two of Cubs President Theo Epstein’s reign has come to an end, but has he done anything to improve the team?
The Cubs finished at 66-96 this season, a five game improvement from Epstein’s first season, but is that enough? Epstein...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:44 PM
There were all kinds of reasons to love Joe Girardi as the next Cubs manager.
He had local ties, of course, but his seven years running the Yankees to three division titles and a World Series provided the gravitas.
The Cubs wanted him. They were...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Let the Joe Girardi talk begin. Good luck. First off, you're not going to get him, Theo Epstein. The Yankees are going to beat you to him, sorry.
I love Epstein's optimism. He says the perception around the league is the Cubs are coming, and coming...