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Month: November 2010

Pat Listach – Not Ryne Sandberg – Will Be Mike Quade’s Bench Coach

No surprise on the Sandberg part. Sources suggest former Nationals coach – and former (briefly) Chicago Cubs managerial candidate – Pat Listach will soon be announced as the team’s bench coach. The Cubs did not confirm nor deny that they will be hiring Listach, and Nationals officials were unavailable for comment. An announcement will be […]

Chicago Cubs’ Draftee Matt Szczur Prefers Football

The Chicago Cubs drafted Villanova baseball star Matt Szczur in the fifth round of this year’s draft, and expectations were high. Szczur, 21, is an athletic outfielder – whom the Cubs liked enough to hand a $100,000 signing bonus – and the team’s expectations were met this summer when Szczur hit in 21 straight games between […]

Spring Training Decision to Come Tomorrow

Mesa voters will decided tomorrow whether to permit the city to spend $84 million to construct a new stadium and practice facilities to keep the Chicago Cubs springing in Arizona. While the prospect of moving to Florida has long been considered a dead duck, if voters poo-poo the plans, the Cubs may have to reconsider. […]

Josh Vitters Wants to Make Chicago Cubs in 2011

Former first round pick Josh Vitters is getting a lot of attention lately, but little is based on his actual performance. The Chicago Cubs prospect is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League, but he’s setting lofty goals for himself. “I want to be there next year,” said Vitters, who is currently getting more at-bats […]