Archive for November, 2011


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
Theo Epstein, Carlos Zambrano, and a Story About “Earning His Way Back”

Theo Epstein, Carlos Zambrano, and a Story About “Earning His Way Back”

Epstein met with Zambrano yesterday, and outlined the process by which Zambrano can return to the Cubs for the 2012 season. That’s the story, anyway.


The Aramis Ramirez “Ship Has Sailed”

The Aramis Ramirez “Ship Has Sailed”

The Chicago Cubs’ third baseman will not be returning to the team in 2012 says his agent.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Jason McLeod, Himself, Will Observe Yoenis Cespedes and Other Bullets

Jason McLeod, Himself, Will Observe Yoenis Cespedes and Other Bullets

The Cubs aren’t kidding around. Theo hopes to settle his compensation issue this week, the CBA is close (but no cigar), Scott Boras talks about Fielder and Pena, and Shiraz Rehman has duties.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Chicago Cubs Have Interviewed DeMarlo Hale

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Chicago Cubs Have Interviewed DeMarlo Hale

Jed Hoyer interviewed Hale via phone yesterday.

by November 15, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Kemp, Reyes, Headley, Pujols, Fielder, Wilson, Ramirez, Cubs

Lukewarm Stove: Kemp, Reyes, Headley, Pujols, Fielder, Wilson, Ramirez, Cubs

Matt Kemp gets big money, Jose Reyes probably will soon, the Marlins could move Hanley Ramirez and Gaby Sanchez, and Chase Headley might not be available yet. Plus plenty more from a busy weekend and Monday around baseball.