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The Carlos Zambrano Story Makes the Chicago Media a Little Testy

The Carlos Zambrano Story Makes the Chicago Media a Little Testy

Even on his way out the door, Carlos Zambrano has the ability to set the Chicago media off.

by August 19, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Confirmation of Tom Ricketts’ “Announcement”? And Other Bullets

Confirmation of Tom Ricketts’ “Announcement”? And Other Bullets

But what exactly will the Cubs’ owner say? The local press is now suggesting a Jim Hendry return, ditto Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena, the Players’ Association is grievancing at the Cubs, and the Cubs have signed another international prospect.

Photos of Photos of Wrigley Field

Photos of Photos of Wrigley Field

Some Cubs-related visual candy. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.

by August 19, 2011 Cublogoverse
Report: Mayor’s Office on Board with Public Funding for Wrigley Field

Report: Mayor’s Office on Board with Public Funding for Wrigley Field

Source says Tom Ricketts has been meeting with Mayor Emanuel and other government officials over the past few weeks.

by August 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Complete 2011 Chicago Cubs Draft Roundup

Complete 2011 Chicago Cubs Draft Roundup

Everyone’s signing status, bonus amounts, who was overslot, and analysis of the Chicago Cubs’ 2011 draft. Yup – it’s long. But, given the state of the Cubs, it should put a smile on your face.

Report: Jim Hendry’s Job is “At Risk”

Report: Jim Hendry’s Job is “At Risk”

Finally, a national writer provides a source for what should have been obvious for months: Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry probably won’t return in that role next year.

by August 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Zambrano Watch: Dempster Might Not Welcome Carlos, Other Teams Might

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: Dempster Might Not Welcome Carlos, Other Teams Might

Ryan Dempster says he doesn’t know if he’d welcome Z back, but there may be other teams out there interested in picking him up. Sammy Sosa says Z should be careful about retiring, and a reader shares his thoughts.

by August 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Quade Finally Acknowledges Concern About Carlos Marmol (Kind of) and Other Bullets

Mike Quade Finally Acknowledges Concern About Carlos Marmol (Kind of) and Other Bullets

Marmol’s velocity remains a big problem, but Mike Quade seems to be avoiding the issue. Data on Marmol’s velocity issues, Tyler Colvin’s batting order preference, and prospect Josh Vitters is heating up.

by August 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Astros 4 – August 17, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Astros 4 – August 17, 2011

First series loss in the last five, but at least it was to the best team in the league.

by August 17, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
*Screeching Tire Sound*: Carlos Zambrano Might Be “At Least a Couple Years Older” Than We Think?

*Screeching Tire Sound*: Carlos Zambrano Might Be “At Least a Couple Years Older” Than We Think?

His career trajectory would support such a theory, but this is the first I’ve heard of it.

by August 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Rumor: Reed Johnson and Kerry Wood Claimed on Waivers, Carlos Pena Not Placed on Waivers Yet

Rumor: Reed Johnson and Kerry Wood Claimed on Waivers, Carlos Pena Not Placed on Waivers Yet

That Johnson and Wood were placed on waivers and claimed is not a huge surprise, but why in the world hasn’t Pena been placed on waivers?

by August 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Zambrano Watch: How the Cubs Could Dump Carlos

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: How the Cubs Could Dump Carlos

Theories are flying about how the Cubs might rid themselves of Carlos Zambrano short of outright releasing him.

by August 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tim Wilken is Euphoric and Other Draft Bullets

Tim Wilken is Euphoric and Other Draft Bullets

Cubs Scouting Director says the Cubs tore up the draft, Dan Vogelbach is a hard worker, Dillon Maples is excited to be a Cub, and Shawon Dunston, Jr. may have gotten some subtle nudges from his dad.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Astros 6 – August 16, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Astros 6 – August 16, 2011

The Astros win it on a walk-off grand slam. What is this, April?

by August 16, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Report: Tom Ricketts Will Break His Silence in an “Announcement on the Chicago Cubs’ Future”

Report: Tom Ricketts Will Break His Silence in an “Announcement on the Chicago Cubs’ Future”

No one knows for sure what the announcement will be, but I’m betting it’s not about retaining Jim Hendry. Or maybe it is. Nobody really knows.

by August 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Zambrano Watch: Legal Implications, “Chemistry” Improvement, and Blaming Hendry

Obsessive Zambrano Watch: Legal Implications, “Chemistry” Improvement, and Blaming Hendry

With a grievance hearing on the way, how will things play out for Zambrano and the Cubs? Was Zambrano the subject of Carlos Pena’s “chemistry” comments? And how much blame does Jim Hendry deserve?

by August 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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