Now that Rick Renteria is in place as manager the Chicago Cubs will focus on rounding out their staff, starting with a hitting coach. The candidates for the job are unknown but Cubs president Theo Epstein will likely look for the same qualities he did for a manager. Renteria has conducted several interviews with Chicago and national media from his home in San Diego and is brimming with confidence about the Cubs’ young talent. He also has stated he already has reached out to players, including Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro. The Wrigley Field renovations plans are being tweaked and the disputes may finally be coming to an end.
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Chicago Sun-Times: Positive-thinking Rick Renteria unfazed by Cubs’ youth movement
Daily Herald: We have a manager, but what about the radio booth?
CSN Chicago: End in sight for Cubs with Wrigley renovation dispute
Cubs.com: Cubs seeking ‘quality’ pitching on open market
Cubs Den: The Mariners could make an interesting trading partner for the Cubs
ESPN Chicago: Epstein admits to mistakes in rebuilding
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