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Archive for September, 2011

Mesa Releases Initial Plans for Wrigleyville West

Mesa Releases Initial Plans for Wrigleyville West

The new Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training facilities and surrounding area will look to bring Cubs fans to Arizona to take in some Spring ball.

by September 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Mike Quade is Not Going Through to Hollywood and Other Bullets

Mike Quade is Not Going Through to Hollywood and Other Bullets

Aramis Ramirez will have plenty of suitors, Prince Fielder says he’s not returning, Tom Ricketts will meet with Tim Wilken, and the top young prospects in the Cubs’ system are about to go to work.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 7 – September 14, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Reds 7 – September 14, 2011

Dusty Baker removed another young pitcher early? What is going on?

by September 14, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Indians’ President Mark Shapiro “Intrigued” By Cubs Job

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Indians’ President Mark Shapiro “Intrigued” By Cubs Job

After 10 successful years as Indians’ GM, Shapiro was promoted to team President. Next stop, Chicago?

by September 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Japanese Teams Starting to Sniff Around Bryan LaHair

Japanese Teams Starting to Sniff Around Bryan LaHair

Do the Cubs hold onto LaHair throughout the Winter, or do they let him make some money overseas?

by September 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs 2012 Schedule Released

Chicago Cubs 2012 Schedule Released

The Cubs open at home against the Nationals, and close the season in the first week of October against the Astros.

by September 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Walt Jocketty Could Bring Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Walt Jocketty Could Bring Tony LaRussa and Albert Pujols

If the Cubs consider wooing current Cincinnati GM, Jocketty might go back to his St. Louis roots to build a winner, says a Major League source.

by September 14, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Reds Might Look to Sign Aramis Ramirez and Other Bullets

The Reds Might Look to Sign Aramis Ramirez and Other Bullets

Scott Rolen isn’t a lock to return to the Reds, and Ramirez might be their guy. Mike Quade is the new Dusty Baker, the Red Sox are back on the schedule, and Bryan LaHair is killing Tyler Colvin’s dreams.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 2 – September 13, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Reds 2 – September 13, 2011

The Reds win a pitchers’ duel after last night’s homerfest.

by September 13, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tampa Bay Owner Modestly Confident Andrew Friedman Will Stay

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tampa Bay Owner Modestly Confident Andrew Friedman Will Stay

The AL East race could prove interesting when it comes to hiring the Cubs’ next GM, but Rays’ GM Andrew Friedman might not be the guy.

by September 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Aramis Ramirez Wants a Multiyear Extension, Suggests He’ll Walk if He Doesn’t Get It

Aramis Ramirez Wants a Multiyear Extension, Suggests He’ll Walk if He Doesn’t Get It

The Cubs’ next GM will be faced immediately with a difficult – and potentially telling – decision about the future of the team.

Mike Quade Speaks and Removes All Doubt and Other Bullets

Mike Quade Speaks and Removes All Doubt and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ manager offers a pair of dim quotes, the Cubs bring in a community ringer, the possibility of a rebuild is discussed (and, by BP, demanded), and the AAA pitching staff may offer some signs of hope.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 12, Reds 8 – September 12, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 12, Reds 8 – September 12, 2011

Boom goes the dynamite.

by September 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Two Say Theo Epstein May Still Be a Possibility

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Two Say Theo Epstein May Still Be a Possibility

Neither Phil Rogers nor Nick Cafardo is ready to close the book on the Epstein-to-Chicago rumors.

by September 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
It Sounds Like Jeff Samardzija May Get a Chance to Start Again and Other Bullets

It Sounds Like Jeff Samardzija May Get a Chance to Start Again and Other Bullets

And you know he wants it. Mike Quade and Bobby Valentine hug it out, DJ LeMahieu could be the future at a couple positions, Chris Carpenter is off the market, and the D-Cubs win a championship.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Mets 6 – September 11, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 10, Mets 6 – September 11, 2011

It takes extras, but the Cubs win another series on a special day.

by September 12, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
From the Message Board: WAR, UZR, and Advancing Technology

From the Message Board: WAR, UZR, and Advancing Technology

Kyle Novak drops some WAR and UZR knowledge while addressing the future of statistical player evaluation.

by September 11, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
The Cubs Are Waffling About Andrew Cashner and Other Bullets

The Cubs Are Waffling About Andrew Cashner and Other Bullets

It’s a somber day, but also a day to remember how great our bond. Andrew Cashner might not be starting after all, Randy Wells is crushing it, and the Cubs are still terrible with RISP.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Mets 4 – September 10, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Mets 4 – September 10, 2011

The Cubs came back late and actually held on this time.

by September 10, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Cubs Need More Dogs and Other Bullets

The Cubs Need More Dogs and Other Bullets

Bleacher tickets are expected to be a little cheaper next year, Andrew Cashner came back last night, Bryan LaHair keeps hitting, and the food at Wrigley could use some work.

by September 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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