October 2010

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Josh Vitters Hoping to Get Back on Track in AFL

Josh Vitters Hoping to Get Back on Track in AFL

When the Chicago Cubs made high schooler Josh Vitters the third overall pick in the 2007 draft, there was no doubt that they’d made the right choice. Vitters had the best pure swing the draft had seen in years, and had already raked with a wooden bat in all-star circuits with players several years his […]

Lukewarm Stove: Random Chicago Cubs Rumors

Lukewarm Stove: Random Chicago Cubs Rumors

The Yankees trail the Rangers 3-2 in the ALCS, and the Phillies trail the Giants 3-1 in the NLCS. And there was much rejoicing. That means the World Series is just around the corner, and after that, free agency and trades. Otherwise known as the most wonderful time of the year. Increasingly, we’ll see an […]

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 Sandberg. In doing so, Hendry did very little to describe Sandberg’s future role in the organization, and wished Sandberg well in his future endeavors. It […]

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

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 was Mike Quade. That meant Hendry had to call up a Cubs legend, and tell him he wasn’t getting the job. “Ryne Sandberg, as great […]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: It’s Mike Quade

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 it to say that Ryne Sandberg is not pleased with the decision, and has indicated that he intends to explore opportunities outside of the Cubs’ […]