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Joe Maddon would be Theo’s third hire in four seasons

Chicago Sun-Times - The last time Theo Epstein hired the right manager at the right time and turned...
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Joe Maddon: A real ray of hope for Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times - Finally, after five seasons of bad baseball from the Cubs and superhuman...
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Spellman's Scorecard: Maddon hiring will be a real treat

Daily Herald The main reason I'm excited about the anticipated arrival of Joe Maddon is that he's universally respected. It's been a long time since we've had a guy like that on the North Side. A real long...
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When Maddon smoke clears, hunt for free agents will begin for Cubs

Daily Herald There was continued silence Thursday concerning the Cubs' pursuit of Joe Maddon to be their next manager. An announcement may not come until next week. Free agency for players also is open, and...
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Images: Joe Maddon's years with the Rays

Daily Herald Cubs fans are thrilled about the expected hiring of Joe Maddon, the former manager for the Tampa Bay Rays. Here's a look back at his years managing the Rays.
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Joe Maddon, Cubs historic deal announcement could come Thursday

Chicago Sun-Times - The Cubs were poised to make their biggest free-agent splash in the Theo...
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Rozner: Cubs' pursuit of Maddon strictly business

Daily Herald It was cruel for the Cubs to leave Ricky Renteria hanging while they waited to see whether Joe Maddon wanted to manage in 2015, but this is business and in business people sometimes get a fastball...
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Indications point to Maddon, but Cubs mum

Daily Herald Although a report surfaced Wednesday afternoon saying the Cubs had hired Joe Maddon as their new manager, the Cubs and other sources were busy saying no deal was done. The Cubs and other teams...
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Cubs in talks with Joe Maddon, could have answer by Friday

Chicago Sun-Times - KANSAS CITY, Mo. — With the ball in his hands and his team leading the World...
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Jake Peavy, Jon Lester have eye on Cubs as package deal

Chicago Sun-Times - SAN FRANCISCO — Jon Lester to the Cubs as a free agent this winter? Jake Peavy...
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Rick Renteria hasn’t heard anything from Cubs while Joe Maddon rumors swirl

Chicago Sun-Times - A year ago, Rick Renteria was told to wait: The Cubs liked him for their...
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Madison Bumgarner, Hunter Pence putting up big numbers in postseason

Chicago Sun-Times - On Tuesday or Wednesday, either the Giants or Royals will become the sixth...
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Cubs' Renteria makes it clear he wants to stay

Daily Herald All has been quiet in Cubs camp regarding the pursuit of big-name manager Joe Maddon. However, incumbent manager Rick Renteria issued a statement Monday expressing hope of staying on and pursuing...
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Royals’ James Shields would be great fit in Cubs’ rotation

Chicago Sun-Times - SAN FRANCISCO — When Kansas City Royals ace James Shields walked off the mound...
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Dale Sveum wants to manage again but won’t promote himself

Chicago Sun-Times - SAN FRANCISCO — Dale Sveum didn’t get calls from any of the three teams that...
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Ozzie Guillen would love to coach for Joe Maddon — with Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times - SAN FRANCISCO — When Ozzie Guillen heard the news about Joe Maddon’s sudden...
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Cubs tone down Joe Maddon talk fearful of upstaging World Series

Chicago Sun-Times - SAN FRANCISCO — If you can’t beat ’em, upstage ’em? Not if they can help it....
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Miles: To be fair, Cubs owe Renteria a quick answer

Daily Herald While the Cubs presumably pursue Joe Maddon to be their manager, current field boss Rick Renteria has been left to twist in the wind. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says, for the sake of...
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Ex-Rays manager Joe Maddon, Cubs said to have mutual interest

Chicago Sun-Times - SAN FRANCISCO – How close are the Cubs to a World Series? On Friday, they were...
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Imrem: Sox, Cubs need Maddon if they want to win

Daily Herald How hard the Cubs and White Sox pursue available manager Joe Maddon will indicate whether they are as committed to winning as they say they are.
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Blog Articles

Cubs decline '15 option on Fujikawa

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs declined a 2015 team option on right-handed relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, the organization announced Thursday, making him a free agent.Fujikawa spent two seasons in a...
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Offseason begins; Villanueva lone FA

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva was one of 121 players that became eligible for free agency Thursday as the Major League Baseball offseason officially began. Villanueva is the...
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Cubs' cut 40-man roster down to 37

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- In advance of free agency beginning next week the Chicago Cubs cleared room off their 40-man roster by outrighting three players to Triple-A Iowa, including former 2007 first round pick...
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What would a Maddon coaching staff look like?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- As the World Series comes to an end, so too should the Joe Maddon saga. One way or another, the Chicago Cubs will either pull the trigger on a deal or pass on the former Tampa Bay Rays...
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Chat alert: Jesse Rogers at noon CT

ESPN (Staff) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes your Cubs questions during a live chat at noon CT Tuesday. Click here to submit your questions.
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Baseball executive on potential Maddon hiring: 'There is no script for this'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- If in fact the Chicago Cubs are looking into hiring former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon for the job that current skipper Rick Renteria occupies they’re heading into some...
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If he wants Cubs job, Maddon should have it

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The rampant speculation has started regarding former Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon. Will the Chicago Cubs – one year removed from firing their last manager – sign Maddon...
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Cubs aim for right mix with coaching staff

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- After hiring his fourth hitting coach since he took charge of the Chicago Cubs, team president Theo Epstein joked last week that the job was like the “Spinal Tap drumming...
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For Epstein and Cubs, big picture (yes, including TV future) getting ever rosier

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO — On Friday afternoon at the Ford Oriental Theatre, the curtain lifted on a timeless play, The Baseball Man.Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations/savior Theo Epstein took the...
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Epstein: We're good enough to compete

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – This may have been Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein at his best. Addressing a room full of season ticket holders at the Oriental Theatre on Friday...
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Cubs hire Astros' Mallee as hitting coach

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hired former Houston Astros hitting coach John Mallee to fill the same role for them after Bill Mueller quit earlier this week, the team announced on Thursday. First...
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Cubs in '15: Where does young talent fit?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Chicago Cubs during the offseason.Figuring out where all the pieces fit on defense for a young Cubs team is another...
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Cubs to open Cactus League March 5

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will play 29 Cactus League games beginning with a pair of split-squad affairs against the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants on March 5.Spring schedules were...
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Next hitting coach should be a keeper

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Chicago Cubs during the offseason.A new offseason storyline emerged Tuesday when Chicago Cubs hitting coach Bill...
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Chat alert: Jesse Rogers at noon CT

ESPN (Staff) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes your Cubs questions during a live chat at noon CT Tuesday. Click here to submit your questions.
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Wrigley renovation, TV deal on tap this offseason for Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Chicago Cubs during the offseason.These aren't on-the-field storylines, but the renovation of historic Wrigley...
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How will the Cubs fare in free agency?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Cubs during the offseason.Will it be Jon Lester or Russell Martin? Does James Shields end up a Cub? What about...
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Free-agent focus: Veteran OF Jonny Gomes would fit with Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – While the free-agent frenzy is close to beginning for big-name pitchers such as Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, the Chicago Cubs are on record saying they want to bring in some...
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