More of Tom Ricketts on organizational spend, the Cubs’ financial burdens, Crane Kenney’s job security, and funding Wrigley Field’s revamp, as well as a bit on Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney.
Archive for June, 2011
Cubs come out with a thud after the last two exciting wins. I blame the rain.
The owner spoke about Jim Hendry’s job, Mike Quade’s job, the state of the team’s finances, Wrigley Field, Carlos Zambrano, and the structure of the front office.
Jim Hendry says it’s not that bad, Rick Morrissey says it’s been bad for a long time, and Steve Rosenbloom says it’s only bad when the Cubs are bad.
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New strategy: funny shirts before every game. Prince Fielder’s free agency, the Cubs’ money to spend, the Tom Ricketts era, and Marlon Byrd’s rehab also feature today.
God’s Wrath Watch: Darwin Barney Probably Going to the Disabled List (Updated: Yup, and Soriano Back)
Sprained PCL in his right knee. Happened when he scored the winning run on Monday. How’s that for wrath?
Big comeback against the hottest team in the league? Walk-off win? These things do anything for you?
Johnson didn’t have a concussion, and Colvin will get regular at bats in Iowa.
After flying up the Cubs’ prospect chart last Fall, Carpenter has fallen off the map this year. Until today.
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And he’s about to blow out. So many Jim Hendry bullets today, as well as the Cubs’ crappy offense, Alfonso Soriano’s All Star push (huh?), and Wrigleyville’s hatred of the Cubs.
“He’s certainly doing a fine job here.”
GM Jim Hendry says he and Tom Ricketts have never discussed not going after free agents for 2012 and beyond.
Allow yourself a moment of happiness: shutting out the Brewers is awesome.
One NL team would move to the AL, and five teams in each league would make the playoffs.
Mike Quade and the Cubs will probably face some boos this week. Ozzie Guillen hates Wrigley, Tom Ricketts is silent, Billy Beane as the next GM, and Alfonso Soriano’s rehab also feature.
Thanks to a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of his right index finger skin. Yes, that’s a blister.
Most of the Cubs pitchers weren’t terrible in this one, but the bats evaporated. At long last, the painful road trip is over… and the painful homestand begins.