A round-up of the latest Chicago Cubs rumors, and relevant notes from around baseball.
Archive for November, 2011
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.
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.
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.
The lefty is looking for at least four years and at least $56 million, so these could be some pricey meetings.
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.