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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
Carlos Zambrano to the Red Sox for Daisuke Matsuzaka?

Carlos Zambrano to the Red Sox for Daisuke Matsuzaka?

If the Chicago Cubs decide to shop starter Carlos Zambrano this winter, they’ll surely find more interested partners than they would have mid-season. Still, the team cannot expect a lucrative[Read More…]

by October 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Pat Listach Out

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Pat Listach Out

Pat Listach, former Cubs’ minor league manager and current Nationals’ coach, was infrequently mentioned as a possible candidate for the open Chicago Cubs’ managerial position. He will no longer be[Read More…]

by October 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Mike Remlinger Selling Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat

Mike Remlinger Selling Sammy Sosa’s Corked Bat

Care to buy a piece of infamy? Former Chicago Cubs reliever Mike Remlinger is putting up for auction one of the most notorious pieces of wood – and cork –[Read More…]

by October 11, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

Tom Ricketts Confirms Payroll Drop, But Says Money Will Shift to Player Development and Scouting

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts confirmed yesterday in a letter to season ticket holders that the team’s payroll would drop next season from a league-high $145 million. But in doing[Read More…]

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Insiders Say Joe Girardi is Not Coming to Chicago

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Insiders Say Joe Girardi is Not Coming to Chicago

His New York Yankees are up 2-0 over the Twins in the ALDS, but there remains uncertainty whether manager Joe Girardi, who is in the final year of his contract,[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Bad News for the Cubs: Adam Dunn Likely to be Type B Free Agent

Bad News for the Cubs: Adam Dunn Likely to be Type B Free Agent

I should say at the outset, what follows is bad news for the Chicago Cubs only if you want them to sign Adam Dunn. If you’re a Dunn-opponent, then you[Read More…]

Whither Bob Brenly?

Whither Bob Brenly?

Shortly after taking himself out of consideration for the Chicago Cubs’ managerial opening (because, paraphrasing his words, the Cubs are certain to suck for the foreseeable future), rumors are popping[Read More…]

A Number of Cubs First Base Rumors

A Number of Cubs First Base Rumors

While there are a number of holes on the Chicago Cubs, the most obvious is at first base. With Derrek Lee off to Atlanta, no prospects on the way at[Read More…]

by October 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Plans for the Chicago Cubs’ New Spring Training Facilities Are Taking Shape

The Plans for the Chicago Cubs’ New Spring Training Facilities Are Taking Shape

While the Chicago Cubs have essentially resigned themselves to staying in Mesa, Arizona for Spring Training, the city has yet to approve a final plan for upgrading the facilities the[Read More…]

by October 6, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs’ Players Now Flat-Out Saying They Want Quade

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs’ Players Now Flat-Out Saying They Want Quade

Players don’t have the final say in a managerial decision, but when a team is united in a desire to see a particular guy get the job (a guy under[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Marmol Was Ridiculous in September

Carlos Marmol Was Ridiculous in September

Carlos Marmol closed out the season – as he did so many games – with dominance and flair, emerging as MLB’s reliever of the month for September. He set a[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Alan Trammell is Probably Going to Head Out West

Alan Trammell is Probably Going to Head Out West

Caught in the periphery of the Chicago Cubs’ impending managerial decision is what will happen to the current coaching staff. Hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo, who signed a big money three-year[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Carlos Zambrano Finishes the Season Better Than His Car

The Chicago Cubs’ on-again off-again ace Carlos Zambrano may have been the best pitcher in baseball over the last month and a half of the season. He took a 54.00[Read More…]

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Astros 4 – October 3, 2010

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Astros 4 – October 3, 2010

And so ends the Chicago Cubs’ 2010 season. Fitting that the Cubs finish as they played for most of the season: feckless and shutout. I hope you enjoyed the 2010[Read More…]

by October 3, 2010 Enhanced Box Scores

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