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Lukewarm Stove: The Cubs Will Hold a Private Workout for Yoenis Cespedes

Lukewarm Stove: The Cubs Will Hold a Private Workout for Yoenis Cespedes

The Cubs will get a closer look at the Cuban star to decide whether they want to make an offer.

by November 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo and Jed Will Get Down to Business at GM Meetings Next Week and Other Bullets

Theo and Jed Will Get Down to Business at GM Meetings Next Week and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ offseason plans could come into focus, a new manager could be hired soon, Theo will meet with Carlos Zambrano, and the Marlins go nuts on free agent offers.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Sandy Alomar, Jr. Speaks – and So Does GM Jed Hoyer

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Sandy Alomar, Jr. Speaks – and So Does GM Jed Hoyer

Yesterday’s (final?) managerial candidate met with the media, as did the Cubs’ GM. All the interesting and relevant quotes.

by November 12, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Miami Marlins Corner the Market on 2012 Uniform and Logo Jokes

Miami Marlins Corner the Market on 2012 Uniform and Logo Jokes

Well, the new logo and uniforms certainly are … bold.

by November 11, 2011 Cubs Humor, MLB News and Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Pujols and Fielder Aplenty, Wilson, Marmol, Cespedes, Darvish, Buehrle

Lukewarm Stove: Pujols and Fielder Aplenty, Wilson, Marmol, Cespedes, Darvish, Buehrle

Another big ‘ole round-up of news and rumors from around MLB, each of which touches on the Chicago Cubs.

by November 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Sandy Alomar, Jr. is Today’s Interview

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Sandy Alomar, Jr. is Today’s Interview

The Cleveland Indians’ bench coach is a bilingual, up-and-coming, Chicago resident.

by November 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
A Complete Transcript of Last Night’s Theo/Jed/Jason Conference Call

A Complete Transcript of Last Night’s Theo/Jed/Jason Conference Call

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.

by November 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Terry Francona “Badly Wants to Manage the Cubs”

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Terry Francona “Badly Wants to Manage the Cubs”

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.

by November 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Sixth Inning of the Managerial Search and Other Bullets

The Sixth Inning of the Managerial Search and Other Bullets

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.

You’ve Asked, I’ve Listened: Let’s Make a 2012 Bleacher Nation Shirt

You’ve Asked, I’ve Listened: Let’s Make a 2012 Bleacher Nation Shirt

Many of you asked for a Bleacher Nation t-shirt, so now I’m asking you to help me come up with ideas.

by November 10, 2011 Meta
Lukewarm Stove: Buerhle, Wilson, Cespedes, Zambrano, Fielder, Headley, Soto, Wright

Lukewarm Stove: Buerhle, Wilson, Cespedes, Zambrano, Fielder, Headley, Soto, Wright

ESPN’s Bruce Levine and MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes throw out some rumor-y thoughts on the Chicago Cubs.

by November 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Mike Quade Speaks About His Dismissal and the 2011 Cubs

Mike Quade Speaks About His Dismissal and the 2011 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.

by November 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Carl Crawford to the Chicago Cubs?

Lukewarm Stove: Carl Crawford to the Chicago Cubs?

At least one analyst believes the Cubs, under Theo Epstein, will make a push to acquire 2011 disaster zone outfielder, Carl Crawford.

by November 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Ryne Sandberg Talks About His Interview with the St. Louis Cardinals

Ryne Sandberg Talks About His Interview with the St. Louis Cardinals

Sandberg interviewed with the Cardinals yesterday for their managerial opening. He thinks, gulp, it went well.

by November 10, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Mike Maddux is More Famous than Frank Zappa and Other Bullets

Mike Maddux is More Famous than Frank Zappa and Other Bullets

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.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mike Maddux Speaks

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mike Maddux Speaks

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.”

by November 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Madson, Marmol, Jurrjens, Buehrle, Danks, Fielder, Morrison

Lukewarm Stove: Madson, Marmol, Jurrjens, Buehrle, Danks, Fielder, Morrison

The latest news and rumors from around MLB and how it might impact the Chicago Cubs.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mike Maddux is Today’s Interview

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Mike Maddux is Today’s Interview

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.

by November 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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