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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.

by September 6, 2011 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
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
Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, September 5 – September 7, 2011

Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, September 5 – September 7, 2011

The Cubs welcome the Reds to Wrigley for a three-game set. It’s a good day to relax, make some burgers, and watch some baseball (…that has no bearing on any playoff races).

by September 5, 2011 Series Previews
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.

Is Scouting Director Tim Wilken About to Get An Extension, Too?

Is Scouting Director Tim Wilken About to Get An Extension, Too?

Tom Ricketts will be meeting with Wilken in a couple weeks to discuss both the farm system and Wilken’s contract.

by September 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Happy Labor Day and Other Bullets

Happy Labor Day and Other Bullets

Randy Wells is pitching well, but people keep asking about 2010. Carlos Marmol remains the Cubs’ closer, Oneri Fleita speaks about his extension, and Bryan LaHair and Tony Campana perform.

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 3, Cubs 6 – September 4, 2011

Enhanced Box Score: Pirates 3, Cubs 6 – September 4, 2011

The Cubs avoid the sweep.

by September 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Extend Oneri Fleita – What Does It Mean?

Cubs Extend Oneri Fleita – What Does It Mean?

Is Tom Ricketts assuming the baseball presidency?

by September 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Carlos Marmol Will Break You and Other Bullets

Carlos Marmol Will Break You and Other Bullets

Derrek Lee exacts revenge, the bullpen had been excellent, Casey Coleman is fighting, Bryan LaHair is sitting, and Carlos Pena is loving on Carlos Zambrano.

by September 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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