Last night, the three men in charge spoke with fans for an hour, and covered a range of topics from the managerial search to offseason plans to the state of the farm system. And much, much more.
Month: November 2011
Theo Epstein said Francona would only come to the Cubs if it was the “right fit,” and suggested he didn’t see a fit. But it sounds like Tito very much sees a fit.
Another candidate (or more) to go, and the Cubs will start making a decision. Donnie Veal is a member of the White Sox, Ernie Banks’ statue is gone, and Cubs’ prospects are on TV.
Many of you asked for a Bleacher Nation t-shirt, so now I’m asking you to help me come up with ideas.
ESPN’s Bruce Levine and MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes throw out some rumor-y thoughts on the Chicago Cubs.
Quade isn’t mad at Carlos Zambrano, doesn’t feel like he got a raw deal, and doesn’t feel like criticisms late in the year were fair.
At least one analyst believes the Cubs, under Theo Epstein, will make a push to acquire 2011 disaster zone outfielder, Carl Crawford.
Sandberg interviewed with the Cardinals yesterday for their managerial opening. He thinks, gulp, it went well.
Tons of bullets today. More Maddux, plus Sandy Alomar, Mike Quade, Theo compensation, Aramis Ramirez, free agents, Cubs prospects, Wilson Ramos, labor talks, and more.
Maddux loves Chicago, has spoken to his brother about the Cubs, thinks Carlos Zambrano is a big teddy bear, and isn’t big on the word “talent.”
The latest news and rumors from around MLB and how it might impact the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs will today host the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach, who recently turned down the opportunity to interview with the Red Sox. Here’s a little more on Maddux.
The 26-year-old Cuban defector will draw interest from a number of teams, and a healthy contract.
The 2012 Cubs Convention is January 13 to January 15, and I can’t wait.
Dayton Moore doesn’t want to get in any trouble. Sandy Alomar, Jr. is expected to come in for an interview, Terry Francona and Ryne Sandberg are interviewing with the Cardinals, and the CBA talks are progressing.
Other teams are likely to have interest, too.
The former Cubs’ GM says he’s doing well, and sees a bright future for the Cubs and new President Theo Epstein.
After his interview yesterday, Sveum spoke on a range of topics from his relationship with Theo Epstein to Prince Fielder to Mike Maddux to his preparation approach.
Jim Callis says the Red Sox should target Jeff Beliveau and Steve Clevenger. Mike Maddux will probably be in to interview tomorrow, Joe Bohringer will report to Jed Hoyer, and Chris Rusin is pitching well.
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mike Maddux Has Removed His Name From Consideration for Red Sox Job (UPDATE)
But he hasn’t yet decided whether to still come interview with the Cubs. UPDATE: Maddux offers a statement on his decision, which doesn’t rule out the Cubs quite yet.
Will the Mets shop David Wright? Will Grady Sizemore get $9 million? Will the market for Carlos Pena develop? Will the A’s get a king’s ransom for Gio Gonzalez? Is he actually worth it?
When you step back and think about the Cubs landing Jed Hoyer as their GM, you start to wonder: how the hell did they pull that off? Hoyer, himself, sheds some additional light on that “how.”
Today the Cubs bring in Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach Dale Sveum for an interview. Here’s a bit more on the candidate du jure.
Carlos Zambrano debuts in Venezuela, Bryan LaHair welcomes Zambrano appropriately, Wrigley Field is falling apart, and even ardent White Sox homers admit Chicago is a Cubs town.
The young Indians’ bench coach could interview this week. Terry Francona remains unlikely, Theo gets some free advice, he also gets compared to Dallas Green, and Junior Lake is blowin’ up.
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