BN user Dave shares how he’s training his son to be a Cubs fan – and to hate the now-playoff-bound Cardinals.
Month: September 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. In the Cubs’ case, that love is small.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ GM is not a particularly popular candidate around these parts. But his name keeps coming up.
Today marks the end of the MLB season, and could mean big things in the Chicago Cubs’ GM search.
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With Ramirez set to be a free agent at season’s end, the Marlins look like a prime contender for his services now that Guillen is in charge.
He’s got another one in Chicago, though. Ryan Dempster’s time with the Cubs could be ending, the Bartman doc aired, pitching coach Mark Riggins offers thoughts on Cashner and Marmol, and some prospects are ready to play for the USA.
Matt Garza finishes the season on a winning note.
My weekend in NYC at the fourth annual Blogs with Balls online sports media conference.
The Oakland A’s GM, and would-be movie star, is the next up in our series profiling the Chicago Cubs’ possible GM candidates.
No, Zambrano isn’t going to be managing the White Sox. But he might be joining Guillen in Miami.
Ryne Sandberg and the Cubs will “reconcile,” MLB will add a Wild Card, the Cubs can’t move Carlos Marmol, ‘Catching Hell’ is set to premier, and Wrigleyville West is marching forward.
Offensive struggles continue, “kids” or no “kids.”
The young reliever-cum-starter-cum-reliever-cum-starter-cum-reliever may be staying a reliever, contrary to prior plans (and Cashner’s wishes).
The pre-2011 offer of nine years and $22 million per year might be the Cardinals’ maximum offer.
Cubs’ broadcaster says he “saw things that made [him] uncomfortable,” and “a lot of them came true.”
The Cubs might have to turn to someone else to close come 2012. Mike Quade with another “kids lineup,” the “kids” play dress up, Wrigley Field keeps looking for financing, and Bryan LaHair looks to return.
Once again, the Cubs’ spoiler effort was spoiled.
Soriano doesn’t like batting 7th, but is also a bright spot in the clubhouse. Aramis Ramirez wants to go to a contender now, Carlos Marmol is struggling, Rodrigo Lopez wants to come back, and Albert Pujols is going to get paid.