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Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Mets 5 – September 9, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 4, Mets 5 – September 9, 2011

Casey Coleman did his best Rodrigo Lopez impression.

by September 9, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Beane, Cashman, Byrnes, Hahn, Cherington

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Beane, Cashman, Byrnes, Hahn, Cherington

A variety of Cubs GM search news and rumors to round out your week.

by September 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
There Are Still Good Memories of Sammy Sosa and Other Bullets

There Are Still Good Memories of Sammy Sosa and Other Bullets

Sammy and the Cubs come to mind when reflecting on baseball’s impact on the aftermath of 9/11. Eric Jokisch has had a great year, Ari Kaplan is a stats stud, and an architecture student knows what to do with the Triangle Building.

The Commissioner Discusses Realignment and Expanded Playoffs – Both Are Looking Good

The Commissioner Discusses Realignment and Expanded Playoffs – Both Are Looking Good

Prospective Houston Owner Jim Crane may be willing to move the Astros to the AL West, which would open the door to expanded playoffs.

by September 8, 2011 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: At Least One Candidate Loved the Oneri Fleita Extension

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: At Least One Candidate Loved the Oneri Fleita Extension

And folks from around baseball believe the Cubs’ GM search would have been more hurt by Fleita leaving than staying.

by September 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Marlon Byrd is Ready to Help Brett Jackson Take Byrd’s Job

Marlon Byrd is Ready to Help Brett Jackson Take Byrd’s Job

The Cubs’ top prospect will be ready for the Show next year, and Byrd wants to be there to guide him.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Extinguish Your Torches, It Ain’t Chuck LaMar

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Extinguish Your Torches, It Ain’t Chuck LaMar

It sounds like LaMar is not expected to be a candidate for the Cubs’ GM opening, or any other GM opening this Winter for that matter.

by September 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Albert Pujols Talk is About to Kick Up and Other Bullets

The Albert Pujols Talk is About to Kick Up and Other Bullets

We’ve finally got a baseline for Pujols’ contract talks. If the Cubs don’t go after a big-name free agent, can fans take a rebuild? Bill Bucker wants back in, the Cubs want a partner in Mesa, and the Cubs have a partner in Pabst.

by September 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 6 – September 7, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 6 – September 7, 2011

That’s another series win for the Cubs. If I had to guess, I’d say they’ve won more series since August 1 than they did in the first four months of the season.

by September 7, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
The Bleacher Nation unseat.me Contest: Win $50 to MLB.com

The Bleacher Nation unseat.me Contest: Win $50 to MLB.com

Another simple contest with an awesome prize. You’re welcome.

by September 7, 2011 Meta
Marlon Byrd Knows There’s a Chance He’s Dealt in the Offseason

Marlon Byrd Knows There’s a Chance He’s Dealt in the Offseason

The 34-year-old center fielder is owed $6.5 million next year, and his heir apparent – Brett Jackson – is likely to be ready.

I Want to Like Tony Campana and Other Bullets

I Want to Like Tony Campana and Other Bullets

He’s so fast and has such a good attitude, but, man, he just doesn’t get on base enough. Cubs prospects Marcus Hatley and Chris Carpenter are headed to the AFL and pissed, respectively. Details on the Rule 5 Draft and Brett Jackson’s future.

by September 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Chuck LaMar Abruptly Resigns from Phillies; Might There Be a Connection?

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Chuck LaMar Abruptly Resigns from Phillies; Might There Be a Connection?

LaMar is connected to the Cubs in a number of ways, and satisfies many of Tom Ricketts’ criteria. But would the Cubs really consider LaMar?

by September 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 2 – September 6, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 4, Cubs 2 – September 6, 2011

The Reds stole this one.

by September 7, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Reactions to the Oneri Fleita Re-Signing Are Strong, Probably Wrong

Reactions to the Oneri Fleita Re-Signing Are Strong, Probably Wrong

Ken Rosenthal says the move may reveal Tom Ricketts as “dangerously naive.” I still don’t see why this is a huge deal.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Speaks and is “Definitely” on Cubs’ Wish List

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Nationals GM Mike Rizzo Speaks and is “Definitely” on Cubs’ Wish List

Taking a page from Theo Epstein’s book, Rizzo “denies” interest in the Cubs’ job without actually saying anything about not having interest.

by September 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs’ Dominican Facility Will Break Ground in 2012

Chicago Cubs’ Dominican Facility Will Break Ground in 2012

State-of-the-art facility will dramatically improve the Cubs’ standing in the Dominican Republic.

by September 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Dusty Baker Knows the Secret But Isn’t Telling and Other Bullets

Dusty Baker Knows the Secret But Isn’t Telling and Other Bullets

Oh Dusty. Sigh. The Cubs are expected to call up three more today and a couple more soon thereafter. Andrew Cashner is officially back, Starlin Castro loves shortstop, and Brett Jackson loves America.

by September 6, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 4 – September 5, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 4 – September 5, 2011

Carlos Marmol is either dominant or atrocious. Or he’s just ok. Which he was today.

by September 5, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores
Brett Jackson Is Indeed Joining Team USA

Brett Jackson Is Indeed Joining Team USA

That’s why he’s not playing in the Arizona Fall League.

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