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Archive for October, 2011

Carlos Zambrano Denies Talking to Ozzie Guillen About Marlins and Other Bullets

Carlos Zambrano Denies Talking to Ozzie Guillen About Marlins and Other Bullets

Also, Bob Brenly drills Aramis Ramirez, Brett Jackson collects more accolades, Greg Maddux isn’t thinking about the Cubs, and re-signing Albert Pujols might be a mistake for the Cardinals.

Meta: The Story of the Legs

Meta: The Story of the Legs

Have you ever wondered about the legs in the Bleacher Nation banner? Did you assume they were mine?

They aren’t.

by October 5, 2011 Meta
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Red Sox May Want Compensation Just to *Talk* to Theo Epstein

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Red Sox May Want Compensation Just to *Talk* to Theo Epstein

This would be in addition to any compensation the Red Sox seek in order to let the Cubs actually hire Epstein. Yeesh. A number of other Epstein bullets today, as well.

Bob Brenly “Would Love” to Manage the Cubs in 2012 and Other Bullets

Bob Brenly “Would Love” to Manage the Cubs in 2012 and Other Bullets

Apparently Brently doesn’t believe Mike Quade will be back, either. The Arizona Fall League is underway and Josh Vitters is powering up, Tony LaRussa is missing some cash, and would-be Astros’ owner Jim Crane wants compensation to switch leagues.

BOOM: Cubs Have Asked for Permission to Speak to Theo Epstein

BOOM: Cubs Have Asked for Permission to Speak to Theo Epstein

The first official step in the hopeful process of bringing Theo Epstein to the Chicago Cubs.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Friedman, Beane, Hahn, and Other Candidates Not Named Theo Epstein

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Friedman, Beane, Hahn, and Other Candidates Not Named Theo Epstein

Andrew Friedman may still be an option, Tom Ricketts reportedly has a backup list of up-and-comers, and Billy Beane may have a reason to leave Oakland.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tipster Says We’ll Probably Know One Way or the Other on Theo Epstein This Week

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Tipster Says We’ll Probably Know One Way or the Other on Theo Epstein This Week

The Red Sox will want to make a decision soon, so we may know as soon as this week. Indeed, Red Sox brass may have already met to sketch out a plan if Epstein departs.

Tom Ricketts Addresses Theo Epstein Rumors, Remains Mostly Mum

Tom Ricketts Addresses Theo Epstein Rumors, Remains Mostly Mum

Yesterday on Fox Business, Ricketts discussed the GM search, the economy, the playoffs, and getting “new leadership on the baseball side.”

by October 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins Might Not Make Sense and Other Bullets

Carlos Zambrano to the Marlins Might Not Make Sense and Other Bullets

Why would Zambrano agree to deferred salary if he knows the Cubs might release him anyway? Matt Szczur is a top prospect, Ryne Sandberg is a Red Sox managerial candidate, and Aramis Ramirez is nominated for an award.

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Source Says There’s a 50/50 Chance Theo Epstein Leaves Boston

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Source Says There’s a 50/50 Chance Theo Epstein Leaves Boston

More rumors coming out of Boston linking Theo Epstein to the Cubs. Be still my fragile heart.

Report: Cubs Working on Creative Solution to Moving Carlos Zambrano, Marlins Interested

Report: Cubs Working on Creative Solution to Moving Carlos Zambrano, Marlins Interested

New Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen wants Zambrano to join him in Miami next year, and the two have already been in contact with one another.

Cubs May Have to Act Fast on Ryne Sandberg and Other Bullets

Cubs May Have to Act Fast on Ryne Sandberg and Other Bullets

Sandberg may draw interest from other big league teams this Winter, including his own parent club. The Divisional Series are moving along, the Cubs’ org is in flux, Marlon Byrd is crazy in a good way, and Brad Snyder is gone.

by October 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein to the Cubs is “Possible”

Obsessive Cubs GM Watch: Theo Epstein to the Cubs is “Possible”

A rundown of the quotes and rumors about Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs that have surfaced in the last 24 hours.

Take the Grain as You Must: Late Night Scuttlebutt Has Theo Epstein Coming to the Cubs

Take the Grain as You Must: Late Night Scuttlebutt Has Theo Epstein Coming to the Cubs

Saturday night ain’t the relaxing time it used to be.

Cubs Might Have Some GM Competition Now and Other Bullets

Cubs Might Have Some GM Competition Now and Other Bullets

The Angels are going to be looking for a new GM now. Orioles, too. Billy Beane is still trying to help the A’s move, Roy Halladay wants to bury the Cardinals, and 10,000 are coming to Wrigley.

by October 1, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

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