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Series Preview: Braves v. Cubs, August 22 – August 25, 2011

Series Preview: Braves v. Cubs, August 22 – August 25, 2011

The Atlanta Braves come in for a four-game set to take on the world beaters of Chicago.

by August 22, 2011 Series Previews
Report: Carlos Pena Has Been Placed on Waivers

Report: Carlos Pena Has Been Placed on Waivers

Ken Rosenthal says the Cubs have finally placed their first baseman on waivers.

by August 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Andrew Friedman Getting Endorsements Already

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Andrew Friedman Getting Endorsements Already

The young, successful Tampa Bay GM could be a perfect fit for the Cubs’ job. Matt Garza and Carlos Pena are already offering their endorsement.

by August 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Aramis Ramirez May No Longer Want to Stay in Chicago

Aramis Ramirez May No Longer Want to Stay in Chicago

Ramirez’s agent says, with Jim Hendry gone, Ramirez is “probably going to at least look now and see what’s out there” after this season.

by August 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jim Hendry Confirms Lame Duck Status Caused Trade Deadline Inactivity

Jim Hendry Confirms Lame Duck Status Caused Trade Deadline Inactivity

Hendry says he and Tom Ricketts believed the next GM might want some of the players Hendry could have traded, so Hendry held onto them.

by August 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Rumor Has It Ricketts Has Wanted Brian Cashman for Months

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Rumor Has It Ricketts Has Wanted Brian Cashman for Months

A source says Ricketts felt out Cashman’s interest in the Cubs’ job as early as the All-Star break. Cashman says he wants to stay with the Yankees.

by August 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Starlin Castro Thinks the Stands Are Very Interesting and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro Thinks the Stands Are Very Interesting and Other Bullets

Young shortstop caught turning his back last night, Ricketts says Z not coming back, Cashner is coming back, and Cubs still hoping Wilken and Fleita come back.

by August 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 6, Cubs 2 – August 21, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 6, Cubs 2 – August 21, 2011

It’s still a series win.

by August 21, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: A Way-Too-Early Short List

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: A Way-Too-Early Short List

This process will take some time to play out, but five names (among others) to know are Byrnes, Cashman, Cherington, Friedman and Hahn.

by August 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Media is Dumping on Crane Kenney and Other Bullets

The Media is Dumping on Crane Kenney and Other Bullets

The media paints Kenney as a villain, Jim Hendry paints ownership change as the villain, MLB (the villain) is planning to add a one-game playoff, and Randy Wells’ twitter account was hacked by a villain who called bloggers the villain.

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 3 – August 20, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cardinals 0, Cubs 3 – August 20, 2011

A series win over the Cardinals always tastes sweet, no matter the circumstances.

by August 20, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Jim Hendry Firing: In Their Words

The Jim Hendry Firing: In Their Words

Tom Ricketts, Mike Quade, and Cubs’ players on now-departed GM, Jim Hendry. Today is the day to let them remember Jim fondly.

by August 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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