Archive for November, 2011


A Tale of Two Cities, Chicago and Boston, and Other Bullets

A Tale of Two Cities, Chicago and Boston, and Other Bullets

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.

Dale Sveum is the Manager of the Chicago Cubs – And I’m Happy About It

Dale Sveum is the Manager of the Chicago Cubs – And I’m Happy About It

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)

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.

by November 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
S-Cardenfreude: Nothing But Ryan Theriot Screwing Up

S-Cardenfreude: Nothing But Ryan Theriot Screwing Up

It’s hard to look at the Cardinals and laugh these days, but we can try.

by November 17, 2011 Cubs Humor
Boston Media Still Saying Ridiculous Things About Theo Compensation

Boston Media Still Saying Ridiculous Things About Theo Compensation

It’s been over a month, guys. Let it go.

Kerry Wood Likely to Return to the Cubs and Other Bullets

Kerry Wood Likely to Return to the Cubs and Other Bullets

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.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Reports Say It’s Dale Sveum

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Reports Say It’s Dale Sveum

Sveum has been offered the Cubs’ job, sources say, and many believe he’ll accept this week.

by November 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Francona Out

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Francona Out

In, out, in, and out again – Francona doesn’t see the Cubs’ job as a good fit right now, and says he’d be better off sitting 2012 out.

by November 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Latest Chicago Cubs Rumors: Everyone Available, Bruce Chen, Kerry Wood, Cuban Stars

Latest Chicago Cubs Rumors: Everyone Available, Bruce Chen, Kerry Wood, Cuban Stars

Multiple sources say the Cubs are going to listen to offers on any player this Winter. The Cubs are reportedly looking at Bruce Chen, will “consider” re-signing Kerry Wood, and are in on another Cuban prospect.

by November 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Chicago Cubs Have Met with Mark Buehrle’s Agent … Twice

Lukewarm Stove: Chicago Cubs Have Met with Mark Buehrle’s Agent … Twice

The lefty is looking for at least four years and at least $56 million, so these could be some pricey meetings.

by November 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: More Talks This Week, Francona Officially a Candidate

Obsessive New Manager Watch: More Talks This Week, Francona Officially a Candidate

The Cubs will continue the process of following up with candidates this week, and hopefully narrow the list down to a final choice by the end of the week or early next week.

by November 16, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors

Cubs and Red Sox Could Make a Trade to Settle Theo Compensation and Other Bullets

Cubs and Red Sox Could Make a Trade to Settle Theo Compensation and Other Bullets

A deal could be for more than just Theo compensation, but it won’t involve prospective managers. Theo and Jed will meet Starlin Castro, Ryne Sandberg will probably head back to Philly, and not everyone loves the proposed CBA.

Lukewarm Stove: CBA, Reyes, Sizemore, Zambrano, Figgins, Hamels, More

Lukewarm Stove: CBA, Reyes, Sizemore, Zambrano, Figgins, Hamels, More

The new CBA could immediately cost the Cubs a draft pick, other Cubs-centric rumors, plus more news and rumors from around MLB.

Baseball America Names its Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012

Baseball America Names its Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012

Baseball America focuses on the Cubs’ 2011 draft and upper-level prospects in the Cubs’ system.

by November 15, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Sources: Cubs Are Considering a Bid on Yu Darvish

Sources: Cubs Are Considering a Bid on Yu Darvish

Two team sources say the Japanese ace is on the Cubs’ radar this Winter.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News