Archive for October, 2011

Mike Quade is “Out of the Loop” and Probably Out of a Job and Other Bullets

Mike Quade is “Out of the Loop” and Probably Out of a Job and Other Bullets

Mike Quade doesn’t know what’s going on with Theo Epstein or his future, but his coaching staff is looking for jobs. The Cubs’ minor league All-Stars are named, the Astros are headed to the AL, and the Mayor will meet with the Cubs.

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cardinals 4 – NLCS, Game 3

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 3, Cardinals 4 – NLCS, Game 3

An EBS in October? No, don’t get excited – the Cubs are still not in the playoffs. But some future Cubs might be.

by October 13, 2011 Enhanced Box Scores

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Already Sound Like a Great Match

Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Already Sound Like a Great Match

Tom Ricketts’ long-range plans for the Chicago Cubs and willingness to spend where necessary were big reasons Epstein was willing to come on board.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Theo Epstein Squeal Watch: The Late Morning Update

Theo Epstein Squeal Watch: The Late Morning Update

The smoke has turned to fire, and the blaze is consuming most of the Cubs-related world. Here’s the latest.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Can We Pretend Things Besides Theo Epstein Matter? and Other Bullets

Can We Pretend Things Besides Theo Epstein Matter? and Other Bullets

Theo is almost certainly on the way, but the show doesn’t stop (it just titters with excitement). The NLCS matchup is painful, Paul Konerko for White Sox manager, Arizona State is your favorite college baseball team, and Chicago is full of female fans.

by October 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
A Rundown of All Things Theo Epstein: At Least One Source Says It’s a “Done Deal”

A Rundown of All Things Theo Epstein: At Least One Source Says It’s a “Done Deal”

If you want to know where things stand right now with the Cubs and Theo Epstein after a crazy night of reports and rumors, here’s where to go.


Boston Herald: Theo Epstein “On the Brink” of Joining the Chicago Cubs (UPDATE)

Boston Herald: Theo Epstein “On the Brink” of Joining the Chicago Cubs (UPDATE)

Sources say a deal could be announced within 24 to 48 hours. (Breathe…) UPDATE: Peter Gammons preaches caution.

From the Message Board: Summing Up Every Team’s Regular Season

From the Message Board: Summing Up Every Team’s Regular Season

BN user Dave succinctly sums up the regular season efforts of all 30 MLB teams.

by October 11, 2011 Cubs Humor
Lukewarm Stove: Marlins Interested in Trading for Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Marlins Interested in Trading for Carlos Zambrano

A Miami Herald article suggests the Marlins could be happy with Zambrano, a guy whom the Cubs are desperate to discard.

Report: Boston Red Sox Not Interviewing Managerial Candidates Until Theo Epstein Situation is Resolved

Report: Boston Red Sox Not Interviewing Managerial Candidates Until Theo Epstein Situation is Resolved

If true, the implications are far-reaching, and positive for those hoping Epstein is coming to Chicago.


Andrew Cashner Relieving Now, But Hopes to Start and Other Bullets

Andrew Cashner Relieving Now, But Hopes to Start and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ top young pitcher is throwing in relief in the AFL, but wants to start in 2012. Chris Carpenter is hitting 100 in Arizona, the Astros’ sale is moving along as are labor negotiations, and the Reds might not shop Joey Votto after all.

Blackout Cubbetry: Aramis Ramirez and Effort

Blackout Cubbetry: Aramis Ramirez and Effort

Taking its cue from Bob Brenly’s recent criticism of Aramis Ramirez…

by October 10, 2011 Cubs Humor
Obsessive Theo Epstein Watch: Some Say He’s Coming, Some Say He’s Not

Obsessive Theo Epstein Watch: Some Say He’s Coming, Some Say He’s Not

Buster Olney quotes an executive who thinks Epstein is coming, but Jon Heyman quotes another who thinks he isn’t. So it goes with the Theo Epstein drama…

Reds Might Shop Joey Votto and Other Bullets

Reds Might Shop Joey Votto and Other Bullets

Hard to see them shopping him to the Cubs, though, as much as the Cubs might want him. Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena look to be Type B free agents, Zack Greinke dumps on Chris Carpenter, and Josh Vitters is raking.

Report: Red Sox Have Granted Cubs Permission to Speak to Theo Epstein

Report: Red Sox Have Granted Cubs Permission to Speak to Theo Epstein

A source says the Cubs have the green light to interview Theo Epstein, and another source says he saw Epstein in Chicago yesterday.