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Archive for September, 2011

From the Message Board: “How I’m Making My Son Grow Up a Cubs Fan”

From the Message Board: “How I’m Making My Son Grow Up a Cubs Fan”

BN user Dave shares how he’s training his son to be a Cubs fan – and to hate the now-playoff-bound Cardinals.

by September 30, 2011 Cubs Humor
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Cubs Will Pursue Theo Epstein, Have Already Reached Out to Andrew Friedman

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Cubs Will Pursue Theo Epstein, Have Already Reached Out to Andrew Friedman

Some folks say Epstein will listen, too. Friedman probably won’t listen, at least not until his team’s season is over. More on Billy Beane, Brian Cashman and Walt Jocketty, too.

by September 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Terry Francona Expected to Dumped by Red Sox – Would Cubs Be Interested?

Terry Francona Expected to Dumped by Red Sox – Would Cubs Be Interested?

And if the Cubs were interested, would he come? What about a package deal with GM Theo Epstein? These are possibilities that just a day ago seemed impossible. Now? Possible.

by September 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The 2011 Chicago Cubs Postmortems Are Rolling in and Other Bullets

The 2011 Chicago Cubs Postmortems Are Rolling in and Other Bullets

You know the problems: bad pitching, bad defense, bad timely hitting. Oh, and Carlos Marmol. Decisions are on the way, including your season ticket decision – which you’ll have to make soon.

by September 30, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano Officially Back on the Roster, Justin Berg and Brian Schlitter Designated for Assignment

Carlos Zambrano Officially Back on the Roster, Justin Berg and Brian Schlitter Designated for Assignment

Zambrano is still not expected to return to the Cubs in 2012, though. Berg and Schlitter were organizational filler at this point.

by September 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Transactions
Mike Quade Sounds Like a Guy Who Knows He’s a Goner

Mike Quade Sounds Like a Guy Who Knows He’s a Goner

The rookie Cubs’ manager is almost certainly a one-and-done with a new general manager on the way. And it sounds like Quade knows it.

by September 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tom Ricketts Speaks

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tom Ricketts Speaks

The GM search is ongoing, but Ricketts is in no rush. He thinks the Cubs can turn things around in a hurry, and says the money will be there for the next GM.

by September 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
A Reminder of Why We Watch Baseball and Other Bullets

A Reminder of Why We Watch Baseball and Other Bullets

Wild Card drama, Red Sox collapse, Cubs pick 6th, Carlos Marmol misses Larry Rothschild, Starlin Castro holds a record, Albert Pujols is possible, and the Cubs’ season in video.

by September 29, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Padres 9 – September 28, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Padres 9 – September 28, 2011

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. In the Cubs’ case, that love is small.

by September 29, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Meet the Cubs’ GM Candidates Cheat Sheet: Ned Colletti

Meet the Cubs’ GM Candidates Cheat Sheet: Ned Colletti

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ GM is not a particularly popular candidate around these parts. But his name keeps coming up.

by September 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Andrew Friedman More Likely, Theo Epstein Less Likely?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Andrew Friedman More Likely, Theo Epstein Less Likely?

Today marks the end of the MLB season, and could mean big things in the Chicago Cubs’ GM search.

by September 28, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Today is the Deadline to Enter the unseat.me Contest and Win $50 to MLB.com

Today is the Deadline to Enter the unseat.me Contest and Win $50 to MLB.com

Wipe your tears at the close of the season with a $50 gift certificate to MLB.com.

by September 28, 2011 Meta

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