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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
Source: Chicago Cubs Will Consider Making Offer to Cuban Star Yoenis Cespedes

Source: Chicago Cubs Will Consider Making Offer to Cuban Star Yoenis Cespedes

The 26-year-old Cuban defector will draw interest from a number of teams, and a healthy contract.

by November 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
2012 Cubs Convention Passes on Sale Today

2012 Cubs Convention Passes on Sale Today

The 2012 Cubs Convention is January 13 to January 15, and I can’t wait.

by November 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Royals’ GM Clarifies His Carlos Zambrano Comments and Other Bullets

Royals’ GM Clarifies His Carlos Zambrano Comments and Other Bullets

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.

by November 9, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Kansas City Royals May Be Interested in Carlos Zambrano

Lukewarm Stove: Kansas City Royals May Be Interested in Carlos Zambrano

Other teams are likely to have interest, too.

Jim Hendry Talks About the Cubs, Theo Epstein, and His Future

Jim Hendry Talks About the Cubs, Theo Epstein, and His Future

The former Cubs’ GM says he’s doing well, and sees a bright future for the Cubs and new President Theo Epstein.

by November 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Obsessive New Manager Watch: Dale Sveum Speaks

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Dale Sveum Speaks

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.

by November 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Another Two Prospects Names Come Up in Theo Compensation Talks and Other Bullets

Another Two Prospects Names Come Up in Theo Compensation Talks and Other Bullets

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)

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.

Lukewarm Stove: David Wright, Grady Sizemore, Carlos Pena, Gio Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer

Lukewarm Stove: David Wright, Grady Sizemore, Carlos Pena, Gio Gonzalez, Michael Cuddyer

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?

The “How” in How Jed Hoyer Came to Be the Cubs’ GM

The “How” in How Jed Hoyer Came to Be the Cubs’ GM

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.”

by November 7, 2011 Chicago Cubs News

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