The world that was is no more. But it’s still going to take a long time for the Cubs to feel all the CBA changes. Tons on the CBA, Epstein/Hoyer compensation, Cubs’ plans, and Z’s face.
Month: November 2011
The arrow on Marmol’s value is pointing in the right direction.
The new CBA changes a number of things in dramatic ways. The draft and international free agency are wildly different. Ditto free agent compensation.
A burglar apparently really wanted to live the life of Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams.
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been to the Dominican Republic to see the Cuban star, and possibly meet with his advisor. What might it mean?
I didn’t know just how bad it’s been. Dale Sveum talks about pitch counts, Ryne Sandberg returns to the Iron Pigs, Matt Garza is not valuable, and Marlon Byrd is thankful.
Theo Epstein says building for the future trumps winning in 2012, Epstein and Hoyer are in the DR to meet with Yoenis Cespedes’ advisors, Yu Darvish might not be available, Mark Buehrle could get four years and $60 million, and much more.
The Cubs released their 2012 Spring Training schedule today.
The Yankees, Red Sox, and Rangers, among them. There are a number of reasons the Cubs should be listening – and they are.
The Bleacher Nation shirt is here – and it comes in a variety of styles. It’s not the greatest thing since sliced bread. It’s the greatest thing since bread.
Hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo will be back in 2012, and others are expected back as well. But what about pitching coach Mark Riggins?
Could Colvin be the compensation for Epstein? The new CBA is expected tomorrow and will include HGH testing, the AFL is over, and Astros fans are pissed about the move.
Sixteen stitches later, Zambrano says he’s all right, and will make his next scheduled start in Venezuela. Ozzie Guillen is skeptical.
Can new Cubs’ manager Dale Sveum help get Prince Fielder to come to the Cubs? Wait. Are the Cubs even planning on pursuing Fielder?
Tons more from the last 24 hours of Dale-mania, including his thoughts on Zambrano, Castro and Marmol. His plans for the coaching staff, and more. Oh, and stuff on re-signing Kerry Wood. So there’s that.
The Cubs are preparing for next months’ Rule Five Draft by protecting some of their top prospects.
A round-up of the latest Chicago Cubs rumors, and relevant notes from around baseball.
The Chicago Cubs will introduce new manager Dale Sveum at a press conference at 9am. Live updating of quotes, reactions, commentary, etc. here.
Long-expected, but the vote is in. The wheels are now in motion for a different MLB experience come 2013.
The Red Sox still have the better roster, but things look grim in Boston. Epstein compensation is delayed again, everyone loves Dale Sveum, and the Cubs could consider another front office hire.
Theo and Jed wanted Sveum? Well, then I wanted Sveum.
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Theo Won’t Confirm, but Sveum Could Be Introduced by Tomorrow (UPDATE: Sveum to Be Introduced at 9am Tomorrow)
Theo says the Cubs are in the 9th inning in the managerial search. He might be the only person currently not saying Dale Sveum is a done deal. UPDATE: It’s official.
It’s hard to look at the Cardinals and laugh these days, but we can try.
It’s been over a month, guys. Let it go.
Wood may even get a two-year deal. More on Dale Sveum, Zambrano and Epstein, scouting in the DR, Mike Quade as Manager of the Year, and an AFL update.
Sveum has been offered the Cubs’ job, sources say, and many believe he’ll accept this week.