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Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Billy Beane Likely Permitted to Speak to Cubs

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Billy Beane Likely Permitted to Speak to Cubs

A’s owner says he won’t stand in the way if Beane wants to seek other opportunities, and, for a variety of reasons, Beane would probably be interested in speaking to the Cubs.

by August 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Barry Rozner: Cubs’ Owner Tom Ricketts is Not a “Smart Guy”

Barry Rozner: Cubs’ Owner Tom Ricketts is Not a “Smart Guy”

And, if Rozner actually believes what he’s written, I’d venture a guess that Rozner, himself, is not a “smart guy.”

by August 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Interested in Cooperstown, Theo Epstein?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Interested in Cooperstown, Theo Epstein?

Being the guy who finally won it all with the Red Sox, and then did the same thing for the Chicago Cubs would put Epstein in a class of his own.

by August 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Should the Cubs Bring Reed Johnson Back and Other Bullets

Should the Cubs Bring Reed Johnson Back and Other Bullets

He could be a cheap 4th/5th outfielder, but comes with risks. Phil Rogers says Wrigley isn’t getting the All-Star Game, Andrew Cashner could be back later this week, and Rudy Jaramillo hates day games.

by August 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – August 28, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – August 28, 2011

That’s the wrong kind of sweep.

by August 28, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Aramis Ramirez Has Cleared Waivers – But He’s Likely Staying

Aramis Ramirez Has Cleared Waivers – But He’s Likely Staying

Ramirez is now available to be traded, but that’s pretty unlikely to happen. Whether he’s back in 2012, though, remains to be seen.

by August 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Andrew Cashner Will Stretch Out in the Offseason and Other Bullets

Andrew Cashner Will Stretch Out in the Offseason and Other Bullets

Cubs expect Cashner to pitch in Arizona Fall League, Mike Quade just doesn’t get it, Brett Jackson’s immediate future is still unclear, and Tyler Colvin is trying to improve.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 6 – August 27, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Brewers 6 – August 27, 2011

Well, the Brewers are kinda good right now.

by August 27, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Brett Jackson Probably Won’t Be Called Up in September and Other Bullets

Brett Jackson Probably Won’t Be Called Up in September and Other Bullets

But there’s actually good explanation. Darwin Barney says the defense will improve, Ryan Dempster is a pitching coach, Andrew Cashner had a perfect outing, and Jim Hendry is still a nice guy.

by August 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – August 26, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – August 26, 2011

Miller Park continues to be particularly friendly to the Brewers.

by August 26, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Report: Wrigley Field Likely to Get the All-Star Game … in 2016

Report: Wrigley Field Likely to Get the All-Star Game … in 2016

The expectation is that, while the renovations will not be complete by 2014, they will be done by 2016.

by August 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, August 26 – August 28, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Brewers, August 26 – August 28, 2011

The Cubs take the short drive north to take on the absurdly hot Brewers in Milwaukee.

by August 26, 2011 Series Previews
Bleacher Nation Prospect Rankings – Post-Draft 2011

Bleacher Nation Prospect Rankings – Post-Draft 2011

A top ten list of the best Chicago Cubs prospects following the draft signing period.

by August 26, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Is Dan Evans a Candidate?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Is Dan Evans a Candidate?

If you don’t remember who Dan Evans is, you’re not alone.

by August 26, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

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