Jed Hoyer

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Get Their Man In Jon Lester

“I am totally excited,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

Ryan Dempster with the Cubs in 2012. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Ryan Dempster Named Cubs’ Special Assistant To President/GM

Dempster will also retire as a member of the Cubs’ organization.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2014

Jon Lester. (Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Noise Grows Louder

Lester’s relationship with Cubs front office members won’t be the deciding factor, Jed Hoyer says.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2014

Jon Lester. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Red Sox Make Offer To Jon Lester, Who’s Expected To Take His Time

The Cubs met with Lester on Tuesday, but it’s unclear what direction he might be leaning.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Use Video Presentation To Help Recruit Star Free Agents

The Chicago Cubs are going after top-flight talent and have taken some aggressive tactics in sending out that message.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Cole Hamels. (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Wisch: For Cubs, Acquiring Cole Hamels Is A Loaded Issue

As much as we think of the Cubs’ future, we still don’t really know much at all.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Getty Images)

Ricketts: We’re Ready To Talk Extension When Epstein Is

We’re excited about looking forward,” Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says. “We’re excited about having a great new manager.”

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (David Banks/Getty Images)

5 Random Nuggets From Joe Maddon’s Introductory Press Conference

“I’m not going to hide,” Maddon says. “I don’t want a gated community, I don’t want a country club.”

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Take Comfort In The Confidence Of The Cubs

There’s a cold-blooded plan in place.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Cubs Fire Rick Renteria, Will Introduce Joe Maddon On Monday

Theo Epstein says he must be loyal to the organization over any one individual.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Temper Expectations Regarding The Joe Maddon Frenzy

Maddon’s a really good manager, but big names haven’t panned out for the Cubs in years past.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2014

Joe Maddon. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Levine: Maddon’s Sudden Availability Could Trump Renteria’s Solid Job For Cubs

Joe Maddon is a free agent after deciding to leave the Rays.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

The Royals celebrate their trip to the World Series. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Baffoe: 2014 Royals Show How 2015 Cubs Might End Up

A larger mentality is shared by the front offices of the Royals and Cubs.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Not Content With Failure

Theo Epstein always keeps the youngsters in mind when making moves.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Hitting coach John Mallee, right. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Levine: New Hitting Coach John Mallee Always Wanted To Be A Cub

“I wanted to be close to home,” Mallee says.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs, White Sox Could Battle For Same Free Agent Pitchers

What pitchers are the Chicago teams looking at after the big three names?

CBS Chicago–10/07/2014

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Positive Vibes Surround Cubs As 2014 Comes To End

The record didn’t indicate it entirely, but the Cubs believe the saw plenty of growth.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Could Give Bryant A Look In Outfield, Too

With 43 blasts, Kris Bryant was the minor league home run champion.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Levine: A Samardzija Return To Chicago May Be In The Cards

“That is absolutely on my list,” Jeff Samardzija said of considering Chicago as a free agent destination.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Not Surprised By Better Play As They Take The Next Step

Manager Rick Renteria believes some pitching depth would work wonders in the future.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

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