Found November 06, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Chicago Cubs will be hiring San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their next manager, according to multiple reports. The 51-year old Renteria has been the Padres' bench coach since 2011, and managed in the Marlins' and Padres' minor league systems nearly continuously from 1998 to 2007. Right from the getgo, the bilingual Renteria seemed like the candidate to beat in Chicago. He immediately jumped to the top of a list that included newly-hired Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, former Diamondbacks manager AJ Hinch, former Mariners manager Eric Wedge, Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, and former Indians manager Manny Acta. The Cubs also had interest in Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, but Red Sox brass didn't allow Lovullo to interview with the club. Renteria will be Chicago's fourth manager in the last five seasons. Lou Piniella retired in August of 2010, and was replaced by third base coach Mike Quade. Quade was fired after the 2011 season and was re...

Cubs Minor League Free-Agents & Updated 2013 Rule 5 Draft Eligibility List

Here is the updated list of Cubs minor leaguers (including Rule 55 6YFA and "second-contract" players) who were declared free-agents by MLB yesterday at 5 PM (Eastern), and the updated December 2013 Rule 5 Draft eligiblility list (including Rule 55 eligibles who have signed 2014 minor league successor contracts and "second-contract" players signed for 2014...

Accessing The Value Of Chicago Cubs Pitcher Jeff Samardzija

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija or “Shark” as he is sometimes called, is something of a late bloomer. The 6’5 225 Notre Dame alumnus decided to forgo football and entered the draft in 2006, where the Cubs selected him in the fifth round. He reached the majors in 2008, but struggled in his first three seasons, with a 5.95 ERA and a 13.0% walk rate over 81.2 innings...

Almora confident in future with Cubs

Albert Almora has always carried himself with confidence. However, due perhaps to falling further in the draft than he had hoped or losing much of the past season to injury, Almora now seems to have developed a chip on his shoulder. Gone is the quiet, soft-spoken kid from the summer. Almora is anything but, possessing a boldness that a team coming off its third straight 90-loss season...

Moreland leaves Cubs radio job

Chicago Cubs broadcaster Keith Moreland is leaving the job to spend more time with family. The Cubs made the announcement on Wednesday. Moreland took the WGN-AM job in February 2011, signing a three-year deal to replace the late Cubs Hall of Famer Ron Santo. Moreland is a former Chicago Cubs outfielder, playing with the team from 1982-87. Moreland worked with Cubs play-by-play announcer...

Focus is on Rick Renteria as Cubs hit 'final stages' of search

The Cubs appear to be looking very closely at Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as they enter what's been described as the "final stages" of their search. Renteria looks like a strong favorite at the moment, though there's no word that anything's been decided or is official. Renteria is said to most closely match what they are looking for as a teacher of young...

Report: Renteria to be Cubs manager

The Chicago Cubs are set to hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as their manager, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The team was expected to make it official on Thursday. The move ends a long search that began with the last-place Cubs...

Cubs To Hire Renteria To Be Next Manager They Fire

The Cubs are set to hire Padres bench coach Rick Renteria tomorrow as their new manager. You can read up on his bio on wikipedia or a number of other places, but the cliff notes version is that he was the 20th overall pick in the 1980 draft, selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played a few seasons between the Pirates, Mariners and Marlins, playing his last game at age 32 in 1994...

AP Source: Renteria set to become Cubs manager

A person familiar with the situation says San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria is set to become the Chicago Cubs' manager. The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The team is expected to make it official on Thursday. The move ends a long search that began with the Cubs targeting New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi...

Chicago Cubs to Hire Rick Renteria as New Manager

The Chicago Cubs will hire San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria to be their new manager, according to multiple sources. On Thursday, he will be replacing Dale Sveum who was the previous manager for the last two seasons. Rick Renteria received a three-year contract with the #Cubs and two option years, as their new manager. […]

Cubs rumors: Cubs hire Rick Renteria as new manager

The search for a new manager in Wrigley Field has officially ended.’s Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat reports that the Chicago Cubs have hired former San Diego Padres bench coach and Minor League manager Rick Renteria Thursday afternoon as the team’s new manager. Renteria signed a three-year contract that also includes club options for 2017 and 2018. Renteria worked under...

Is Relief in Sight for the Chicago Cubs?

Since 1908, the Chicago Cubs haven't won a World Series, although they've been to enough. Seven, to be exact.  In the last decade, though, we've seen a fan base blame one man for their 2003 NLCS collapse, we've seen the injury bug bite badly, and we've seen atrocious baseball – plain and simple. Their last winning season came fairly recently, in 2009, but...

Nov. 5 Cubs Recap

Arismendy Alcantara hit his first homer of the Dominican Winter League helping Licey to a 7-3 win. It we a tough night for starting pitchers Dallas Beeler (AFL) and Yoanner Negrin (VWL). Newly acquired relief pitcher Daniel Bard made his debut in the PWL but failed to retire any of the four hitters he faced.


We’re going to keep this short, but since everyone is freaking out about the Cubs opting out of their contract with WGN, it’s time to reflect on our priorities. Cubs Front Office and Business Operations Priorities include: Making money Acquisition and development of impact baseball talent Making money Renovating and modernization of Wrigley Field Making money Creating and sustaining...
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