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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 23, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 – September 23, 2011

Ah, the kind of spoiling that feels good.

by September 23, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, September 23 – September 25, 2011

Series Preview: Cubs v. Cardinals, September 23 – September 25, 2011

I was wrong when I said the Cubs didn’t have anything left to play for – ending the Cardinals’ late-season playoff push is definitely something.

by September 23, 2011 Series Previews
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Epstein, Friedman, Jocketty, Cashman, Hahn, Cherington

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Epstein, Friedman, Jocketty, Cashman, Hahn, Cherington

Massive criticism of Theo Epstein could be the Cubs’ gain. The Cubs are probably waiting for a chance at the big boys, but they might not actually land one of them.

by September 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Carlos Pena Unsure Whether He Wants to Return in 2012 and Other Bullets

Carlos Pena Unsure Whether He Wants to Return in 2012 and Other Bullets

With Aramis Ramirez on the way out, might Pena be less interested in returning? What the Cubs could do at 3B in 2012, Mike Quade’s source of confidence, and the awesomeness of Starlin Castro.

by September 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
There’s Still Time to Win $50 to MLB.com

There’s Still Time to Win $50 to MLB.com

The unseat.me contest runs through the end of the season, so get on it. It’s easy and free.

by September 22, 2011 Meta
Meet the Cubs’ GM Candidates Cheat Sheet: Andrew Friedman

Meet the Cubs’ GM Candidates Cheat Sheet: Andrew Friedman

The Tampa Bay Rays’ GM is the favorite candidate of many, and is undoubtedly being targeted by Tom Ricketts.

by September 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Prospect Notes: Vitters, LeMahieu, Flaherty, McNutt, Lake, Rosario, Hernandez, Amaya

Chicago Cubs Prospect Notes: Vitters, LeMahieu, Flaherty, McNutt, Lake, Rosario, Hernandez, Amaya

High praise for Neftali Rosario, Marco Hernandez, Gioskar Amaya, and Junior Lake. Concerns about Josh Vitters, Trey McNutt, Ryan Flaherty and DJ LeMahieu.

by September 22, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mike Quade Told Matt Garza to Strike Out on Purpose

Mike Quade Told Matt Garza to Strike Out on Purpose

The hope was that Starlin Castro would get an extra at bat in which to go for 200 hits at home.

by September 22, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Quade to Return in 2012 Says Mike Quade and Other Bullets

Mike Quade to Return in 2012 Says Mike Quade and Other Bullets

What’s he supposed to say? He’s not sure if Carlos Zambrano will be back, though. Instructional ball is about to get underway, Ryan Theriot is defended, and the Cubs won’t land a big free agent.

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 1, Cubs 7 – September 21, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 1, Cubs 7 – September 21, 2011

By the transitive property of baseball, the Cubs just won the NL Central!

by September 21, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Aramis Ramirez’s Agent Tells Cubs Ramirez Will Test Free Agency

Aramis Ramirez’s Agent Tells Cubs Ramirez Will Test Free Agency

After meeting with Cubs’ brass, Ramirez’s agent says he’ll try to get his client a three or four-year deal in free agency after the season.

by September 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Tired of Blasting Mike Quade and Other Bullets

Tired of Blasting Mike Quade and Other Bullets

You can rip on Quade’s lineup decisions only so many times. Randy Wells is better and worse than he’s shown, Casey Coleman is getting help, and Cubs’ minor leaguers are winning awards.

Longtime Jim Hendry Assistant Gary Hughes is Leaving Quietly

Longtime Jim Hendry Assistant Gary Hughes is Leaving Quietly

With Hendry out the door and a new regime coming, Hughes’ future with the Cubs was very much in doubt.

by September 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Aramis Ramirez Continues to Negotiate Through the Media (UPDATE)

Aramis Ramirez Continues to Negotiate Through the Media (UPDATE)

Ramirez said he might be done as a Chicago Cub, and the media tripped over itself to send out the alerts. The problem? This is not news. And it’s just Ramirez doing some crafty negotiating.

by September 21, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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