Baffoe: Embrace The Fun Of The Chicago Baseball OffseasonExcitement! Subplots! Stars! A rivalry spiced up! This is fun.
Bernstein: No Crying For Replaced CoachesAny improvement within league rules shouldn't warrant criticism.
Levine: Maddon Saddened By Renteria Firing"I feel badly about it," Joe Maddon says.
Baffoe: Take Comfort In The Confidence Of The CubsThere's a cold-blooded plan in place.
Levine: Renteria Can Walk Tall After FiringA baseball lifer, Rick Renteria did his job in his lone season in Chicago.
Wisch: Don't Weep For Rick RenteriaBaseball is a cutthroat business, as Friday afternoon showed.
The Cubs Are So Over 'Relieving' Managers Of Their Duties Or 'Not Retaining' ThemRick Renteria was "fired," as the Cubs said in their press release.
Cubs Fire Rick Renteria, Will Introduce Joe Maddon On MondayTheo Epstein says he must be loyal to the organization over any one individual.
Report: Cubs Could Have Joe Maddon Answer By FridayThe Cubs and free agent manager Maddon are reportedly continuing talks.
Baffoe: Temper Expectations Regarding The Joe Maddon FrenzyMaddon's a really good manager, but big names haven't panned out for the Cubs in years past.
Amid Speculation, Rick Renteria Still Focused On 'Bringing Championship To Chicago'Renteria is trying his best to tune out the Joe Maddon-to-Chicago talk.
Levine: Maddon's Sudden Availability Could Trump Renteria's Solid Job For CubsJoe Maddon is a free agent after deciding to leave the Rays.
Levine: Positive Vibes Surround Cubs As 2014 Comes To EndThe record didn't indicate it entirely, but the Cubs believe the saw plenty of growth.
Levine: Cubs' Castillo Expects Better Performance Next SeasonWelington Castillo believes he put too much pressure on himself this year.
Levine: Leadoff Man Wanted, Apply At 1060 W AddisonA similar sign is posted in many different clubhouses in baseball -- “Wanted: a player who can get on base and steal.”