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Ryne Sandberg Welcome to Return to Iowa, Possible for Cubs’ Bench – But Neither Will Happen

Ryne Sandberg Welcome to Return to Iowa, Possible for Cubs’ Bench – But Neither Will Happen

When Jim Hendry announced the Mike Quade had been selected as the next Chicago Cubs’ manager, he was necessarily ruling out AAA Iowa manager, and Cubs Hall of Famer, Ryne[Read More…]

In the End, the Chicago Cubs Did Right by Ryne Sandberg

It wasn’t an easy call yesterday for Jim Hendry. The Chicago Cubs’ General Manager had made his decision, and his gut told him that the next manager for the team[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
As Expected, Cubs Players Happy to See Mike Quade Named Manager

As Expected, Cubs Players Happy to See Mike Quade Named Manager

Chicago Cubs players spoke out yesterday, expressing excitement over the selection of interim manager Mike Quade to be the team’s manager in 2011. Quade was given a two-year deal, with[Read More…]

by October 20, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It’s Mike Quade

According to multiple reports, today the Chicago Cubs removed the “interim” tag from Mike Quade’s title, and will name him their new manager. We’ll have more details later, but suffice[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Unlikely to Re-Sign Adam Dunn, But Nationals Might Be Happy About It

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Unlikely to Re-Sign Adam Dunn, But Nationals Might Be Happy About It

Most of what you read about impending free agent Adam Dunn from the Washington Nationals’ side is that the team is eager to re-sign the hulking slugger, but might not[Read More…]

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Likely Out of Cubs’ Price Range

Lukewarm Stove: Cliff Lee Likely Out of Cubs’ Price Range

Cliff Lee looked – as he often does – mighty awesome last night, mowing down the New York Yankees in the ALCS. If his impending free agent price tag could[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

File this one under duh, but it’s still worth learning what kind of package the San Diego Padres might consider for Adrian Gonzalez this winter. In short: a lot. The[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Toronto Blue Jays Expected to Interview Ryne Sandberg

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Toronto Blue Jays Expected to Interview Ryne Sandberg

A primary reason that the Chicago Cubs have been able to delay their managerial decision is because the two most likely candidates – interim manager Mike Quade and AAA Iowa[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Source Indicates Decision Could Be Made This Week

Looks like the Chicago Cubs could soon have their new manager in tow. The naming of the Cubs new manager could come as early as next week, according to a[Read More…]

by October 17, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It Ain’t Eric Wedge

According to multiple reports, former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge – one of three candidates, together with Ryne Sandberg and Mike Quade, to go through a full battery of interviews[Read More…]

by October 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Adam Dunn is “High” on Cubs’ Priority List

Lukewarm Stove: Adam Dunn is “High” on Cubs’ Priority List

Ah, it’s the wonderful time of year again – the Lukewarm Stove is back. In case you’ve forgotten, the Lukewarm Stove at Bleacher Nation is your home for Chicago Cubs[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Cubs Are Trying Josh Vitters at First Base

The Cubs Are Trying Josh Vitters at First Base

Chicago Cubs’ 2007 first round pick Josh Vitters hasn’t exactly set the minors on fire in his time in the Cubs’ organization, but he’s still quite young, and on the[Read More…]

Blake Parker and Bobby Scales Removed from 40-Man Roster

Some minor transactional news, as the Chicago Cubs have removed utility player Bobby Scales and reliever Blake Parker from their 40-man roster (which now stands at 38). There are likely[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Transactions

Will Carroll: Chicago Cubs Are Expected to Name Mike Quade Manager, Ryne Sandberg Bench Coach

Earlier this evening, Will Carroll – currently of SI.com – tweeted that the Chicago Cubs would be naming Mike Quade manager as soon as next week, and would be promoting[Read More…]

by October 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Continue to Wait for Joe Girardi – Probably

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Continue to Wait for Joe Girardi – Probably

The Chicago Cubs are down to the finalists for their managerial opening – interim manager Mike Quade, AAA Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg, and former Cleveland Indians manager Eric Wedge (the[Read More…]

by October 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Angel Guzman is Still Around, Throwing a Baseball

Angel Guzman is Still Around, Throwing a Baseball

Remember the guy who was supposed to be the Chicago Cubs’ primary right-handed setup man this year? Before Carlos Zambrano. Before Andrew Cashner. Before Esmailin Caridad. Angel Guzman put together[Read More…]

by October 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Tom Ricketts Has Interviewed Four

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Tom Ricketts Has Interviewed Four

The Chicago Cubs’ search for a new manager is clearly entering the home stretch, as the team’s owner and chairman Tom Ricketts has interviewed each of the four most likely[Read More…]

by October 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chris Archer Loves America, Destroys Cuba

Chris Archer Loves America, Destroys Cuba

A crew of minor leaguers are representing the United States in a Pan-Am qualifier right now, and two Chicago Cubs prospects have been playing very well – outfielder Brett Jackson[Read More…]

Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Marlon Byrd?

Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Marlon Byrd?

With most of the club’s payroll tied up in but a hand full of players in 2011, the Chicago Cubs are going to have a difficult time improving the team[Read More…]

Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild Picks Up 2011 Option

Pitching Coach Larry Rothschild Picks Up 2011 Option

Chicago Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild, whose been around for the past decade, has picked up his option for next year, which would theoretically see him return to the Cubs.[Read More…]

by October 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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