Following a trend, the Cubs have hired Rob Deer as an assistant hitting coach, adding another voice as they try to reshape their organization.
After his performance last season, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is almost certain he will stay put this offseason.
The Miami Marlins are in full-surrender mode, awaiting final approval of a 12-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays that will gut their major-league roster.
The Cubs added to their catching depth on Thursday by signing Dioner Navarro, a one-time All-Star.
The Miami Marlins and Boston Red Sox have slammed the reset button while the Cubs patiently wait for game-changers like a renovated Wrigley Field, a new television deal and their homegrown core to