Archive for November, 2010

Governor and Mayor Say No Dice on Ricketts’ Plan for Wrigley Cash

Governor and Mayor Say No Dice on Ricketts’ Plan for Wrigley Cash

The political machinery is in gear, and it isn’t turning favorably for Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, whose plan to skim money from amusement tax revenues (gathered at Cubs games)[Read More…]

by November 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
All Cubs Minor Leaguers Go to Heaven, er, Baltimore

All Cubs Minor Leaguers Go to Heaven, er, Baltimore

If there was a decent prospect (but not great) you heard about in the Chicago Cubs’ system over the past half decade, and now you’re wondering where he is –[Read More…]

Starlin Castro Finishes Tied for Fifth in Rookie of the Year Voting

Starlin Castro Finishes Tied for Fifth in Rookie of the Year Voting

That Starlin Castro did not win Rookie of the Year is neither surprising or erroneous. That he finished tied for fifth is downright criminal. Buster Posey predictably won the award,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Ryne Sandberg Off to Manage Phillies AAA Team

Ryne Sandberg Off to Manage Phillies AAA Team

You can’t say you’re surprised, can you? Today, Sandberg was announced as the new manager of the Phillies’ AAA club in Lehigh Valley (the Iron Pigs… yup). As a lover[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Starting Pitchers, Relievers, and First Base

Lukewarm Stove: Starting Pitchers, Relievers, and First Base

More wood on the Cubs-won’t-get-any-big-names fire fromĀ Gordon Wittenmyer. No real surprises, as Wittenmyer sees the Cubs going after guys like Kevin Millwood, Javier Vazquez, and Jake Westbrook for the rotation,[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors
General Manager and Owner Meetings, and Other Happenings This Week

General Manager and Owner Meetings, and Other Happenings This Week

Starting on Tuesday, MLB’s owners and general managers will meet in Orlando to discuss their respective teams and the 2011 season. The meetings last through Thursday and, although little happens[Read More…]

by November 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Keeps Tabs on the Latest Chicago Cubs Rumors This Offseason

Keeps Tabs on the Latest Chicago Cubs Rumors This Offseason

Warning: you’re about to be solicited. But it’s the good kind of solicitation – like the ones you get cruising the Las Vegas strip. Ok, so those aren’t very good[Read More…]

by November 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Harry Caray Statue is Cracked

Harry Caray Statue is Cracked

From the lighter (and yet somehow predictable) side of things… “[A] worker ran an equipment vehicle into the monument outside Wrigley Field during the recent conversion of the field for[Read More…]

by November 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Could Aramis Ramirez Move to First Base?

Lukewarm Stove: Could Aramis Ramirez Move to First Base?

To date, guys like Nick Johnson and Carlos Pena and Adam LaRoche have been mentioned as economical alternatives to Adam Dunn at first base for the Chicago Cubs next year.[Read More…]

Starlin Castro Heads Back to Work

Starlin Castro Heads Back to Work

Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro made it to the big leagues last year, but that doesn’t mean he’s done putting in his time. This winter, he’s being shipped off to[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Seeking $200 Million From Illinois

Chicago Cubs Seeking $200 Million From Illinois

With state and local budgets tightening to near unprecedented levels, it ain’t exactly a good time to be asking for a handout. But ask the Chicago Cubs will, as new[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Kosuke Fukudome Better Hope He Doesn’t Get Traded

Kosuke Fukudome Better Hope He Doesn’t Get Traded

Or hope he’s ready to be a landlord. According to Chicago Magazine, Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has purchased a three-bedroom condo in a Lake Shore Drive building for $1.32 million.[Read More…]

by November 12, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Kent Sterling Says the 2011 Cubs Are Doomed – And It’s Hard to Argue

Kent Sterling Says the 2011 Cubs Are Doomed – And It’s Hard to Argue

A couple years ago, Kent Sterling of ESPN Radio wrote a piece on why the 2009 Chicago Cubs would not win. Recall, the 2008 iteration of the Cubs had won[Read More…]