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MLB: Cubs to Introduce Rick Renteria as New Manager
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MLB: Cubs to Introduce Rick Renteria as New Manager

Nov 6 2013, 6:29pm CST | by

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports.

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports.  According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Renteria will officially be introduced as the...

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MLB: Cubs to Introduce Rick Renteria as New Manager

Nov 6 2013, 6:29pm CST | by

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The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports.

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly hired Rick Renteria as their new manager, per multiple reports. 

According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Renteria will officially be introduced as the Cubs' new skipper on Thursday. The 51-year-old Renteria was previously a coach of the San Diego Padres for six seasons and was thought of by team president Theo Epstein to "fit numerous qualifications." 

Among these qualifications are Renteria's previous experience working with young players and the fact that he is bilingual. The first one is related to his days in the then-Florida Marlins' and Padres' farm systems while the second attribute allows him to communicate effectively with Cubs prospects Starlin Castro, Junior Lake and Javier Baez. 

Gonzales' colleague, Goron Wittenmyer, reported on Nov. 6 that Renteria signed a three-year contract. 

His hiring is all but official unless the 2013 World Series champions Boston Red Sox allow the Cubs to interview their bench coach, Torey Lovullo, per CBS Chicago.

Lovullo's chances of becoming Cubs manager is complicated by a no-compete clause which was consummated between the two teams in 2011 when Epstein left the Red Sox to become Cubs president. 

The clause forbids Epstein from hiring any Red Sox personnel for a three-year period, per MLB's official website. 

Renteria beat out other candidates for the Cubs managerial job who include Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch, former Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge, Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Dave Martinez, former Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta and former Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus, who has since been hired as the new manager of the Detroit Tigers

Former Cubs manager Dale Sveum was fired on Sept. 30 after two seasons. He posted a 66-96 record in the 2013 campaign. He was hired by the Kansas City Royals three days later to handle infield instruction and other coaching duties. 

 

 

 

 

 
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3 weeks ago

Joe Maddon Joins the Cubs

Nov 4 2014 10:00am CST | Source: Yardbarker: MLB

The Chicago Cubs felt really bad about it, but they went ahead and fired Rick Renteria anyway in an effort to open up their managerial position for former Rays manager Joe Maddon. Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays shortly after former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman left Florida for a job with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s hard to imagine those two things aren’t directly related. In a ...
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3 weeks ago

New Chicago Cubs Offseason Checklist Following Joe Maddon Hire

Nov 3 2014 8:02pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

The Chicago Cubs got their man and their manager. By hiring skipper Joe Maddon, a move that became a reality with Monday's introductory press conference, the franchise kicked off what looks to be a busy and productive offseason as the club embarks on the next stage of a long rebuilding process and return to relevance—and perhaps even the postseason—sooner than later. Just ask Maddon himself. "For me, I'm going to be talking playoffs next year," Madd ...
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3 weeks ago

Maddon couldn't pass on opportunity with Cubs

Nov 3 2014 6:20pm CST | Source: MLB News Index

Joe Maddon still has to call some of the Rays players to say goodbye, and he has a long list of new players on the Cubs whom he needs to connect with as well. But one of the first people Maddon planned to reach out to was the man he replaced as Cubs manager, Rick Renteri ...
Source: MLB News Index   Full article at: MLB News Index
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Biggest Takeaways from Joe Maddon's Introductory Press Conference with Cubs

Nov 3 2014 3:04pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

With one mantra during his introductory press conference as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, Joe Maddon perfectly summed up why he's the perfect man to lead a talented young team to prominence.     "Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure," Maddon said on MLB Network. "That's on the top of my lineup card every night."        If they were hollow words perhaps they wouldn't have resonated, but coming ...
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3 weeks ago

Watch the Cubs introduce Joe Maddon

Nov 3 2014 1:17pm CST | Source: SBNation

The press conference is streaming live on Monday at 3 pm eastern. The Cubs will officially introduce their new manager, Joe Maddon, during a 3 pm press conference in Chicago. Earlier on Monday, it was revealed that Maddon had signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Cubs -- that's just a slight raise from the $1.85 million he would have made had he stuck with the Rays for 2015. Maddon opted out of his deal after g ...
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3 weeks ago

Joe Maddon makes it official, introduced as Cubs manager

Nov 3 2014 12:37pm CST | Source: CBC Sports

When Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays visited Wrigley Field in August, the manager raved about National League baseball and praised the iconic neighborhood ballpark. Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago's fifth manager since the st ...
Source: CBC Sports   Full article at: CBC Sports
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Cubs announce Maddon as manager through 2019

Nov 3 2014 12:28pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — When Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays visited Wrigley Field in August, the manager raved about National League baseball and praised the iconic neighbourhood ballpark. Couple that with Maddon’s impressive resume, and it’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs think this is going to be one successful partnership. Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renteria. The Cubs’ braintrust of president Theo Epstein and gen ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Cubs announce Maddon as manager through 2019

Nov 3 2014 12:28pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — When Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays visited Wrigley Field in August, the manager raved about National League baseball and praised the iconic neighbourhood ballpark. Couple that with Maddon’s impressive resume, and it’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs think this is going to be one successful partnership. Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renteria, and given a ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Cubs announce Maddon as manager through 2019

Nov 3 2014 12:28pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — When Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays visited Wrigley Field in August, the manager raved about National League baseball and praised the iconic neighbourhood ballpark. Couple that with Maddon’s impressive resume, and it’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs think this is going to be one successful partnership. Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renteria. The Cubs’ braintrust of president Theo Epstein and general man ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Cubs announce Maddon as manager through 2019

Nov 3 2014 12:28pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

CHICAGO — When Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays visited Wrigley Field in August, the manager raved about National League baseball and praised the iconic neighbourhood ballpark. Couple that with Maddon’s impressive resume, and it’s easy to see why the Chicago Cubs think this is going to be one successful partnership. Maddon was introduced Monday as Chicago’s fifth manager since the start of the 2010 season, replacing Rick Renter ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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