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Fisher Nuts announces Cubs, Sox promotion

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Fisher Nuts announces Cubs, Sox promotion

Even though the losses don't affect their team in any way, shape or form, Cubs fans will root against the White Sox, and White Sox fans will root against the Cubs. It's just how things are in this city.

But Fisher Nuts' latest promotion should give fans on both sides of the city reason to root for their crosstown rivals. Whenever both the Cubs and White Sox win on the same day, Fisher Nuts will donate 500 to each team's charity. So maybe it's time to stash the schadenfreude and root for charity.

Also, no word yet on if Fisher will heavily use Nuts in their promotions.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.