Category: coaching staff

Cubs coaching staff shuffle continues

Cubs coaching staff shuffle continues
Last week we learned the contract of popular Pitching Coach Chris Bosio would not be renewed. Earlier this week we learned Assistant Hitting Coach Eric Hinske had been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as their main hitting instructor and long time Maddon Bench Coach Davey Martinez would interview, and is considered a front runner... Read more »

Cubs Dale Sveum using media to motivate?

Cubs Dale Sveum using media to motivate?
We all should cut Cubs Manager Dale Sveum some slack. Taking on a rebuilding job for your first gig isn’t easy. On top of that, it’s in a major market that hasn’t won in 100 plus years. It’s hard to find a lot of fault with the job the Cubs skipper has done to this... Read more »

Cubs latest coaching staff decisions show eye toward development

Cubs latest coaching staff decisions show eye toward development
Earlier today the Cubs made some announcements regarding their front office and coaching staff.   They are as follows… Cubs give Randy Bush a 3 year extension to stay on as Asst. GM. They took the interim label off of James Rowson, their hitting coach. Hired David Bell to replace Pat Listach as the 3rd base... Read more »
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Cubs Progress Report Part 3: Front Office, Manager, Coaching Staff

Cubs Progress Report Part 3: Front Office, Manager, Coaching Staff
Continuing on with our progress report series, I’m going to move on to the off-the-field acquisitions… In the past several days, the Cubs have made some big changes, moving Tim Wilken and Ari Kaplan while letting Oneri Fleita and a few others go, including 6 scouts just 2 days ago.  I expect more changes to... Read more »

Cubs Sveum not afraid to give answers

Cubs Sveum not afraid to give answers
You may not agree with Dale Sveum bunting with his #3 hitter. However, you do have to be impressed with the way Sveum is handling himself and the Cubs job so far. This is a pretty tough gig for a first time manager. The Cubs job is already tough (probably top 3), but then add... Read more »

Quade has issue with Sveum's effort comments

Quade has issue with Sveum's effort comments
I don’t like to spend any time talking about the Mike Quade era, but today we heard from the former skipper. Quade has an issue with new Manager Dale Sveum’s comments about what he thought was a lacking effort from the Cubs this past season. These were comments Sveum made months ago. Quade claims the... Read more »
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Cubs Sveum threatens Ryan Braun and to fit in Chicago coaching mix

Cubs Sveum threatens Ryan Braun and to fit in Chicago coaching mix
A Cubs player recently told me a story about new Manager Dale Sveum. Last summer after Brewers slugger Ryan Braun struck out, he walked into the dugout and proceeded to smash his bat, part of it landing on Sveum. Sveum then followed Braun into the tunnel leading to the clubhouse and let him know that... Read more »

Your 2012 Cubs Coaching Staff

Your 2012 Cubs Coaching Staff
The Cubs announced their on-the-field staff for 2012.  Only one surprise in that Craig Counsell apparently wasn’t ready to retire and coach just yet.  The Cubs turned to Dave McKay instead.  McKay spent 16 seasons as the St. Louis Cardinals first base coach.  Here is the coaching staff.. Manager: Dale Sveum Bench Coach: Jamie Quirk... Read more »