Epstein is hoping Maddux will stick with the organization going forward. Compensation is still the word of the day, Aramis Ramirez won an award, Ryne Sandberg is probably not up for a coaching spot, and Jed Hoyer wins at fantasy baseball.
Archive for November, 2011
The process of selecting and interviewing candidates for the Cubs’ managerial opening will begin soon, and the rumors have been flying hard and fast over the past 15 hours.
Theo Epstein Contacted Ryne Sandberg Today to Tell Him He Wouldn’t Be a Candidate for Cubs’ Managerial Opening (UPDATE)
Wow. Maybe you hate that Epstein didn’t want Sandberg to be the manager, but you’ve got to admire how he conducts business. UPDATED: Sandberg feels the same way about Theo.
The move is ultimately unsurprising, and a managerial search will begin “immediately,” without Ryne Sandberg as a candidate. UPDATE: So nice of the Ryno rumor to leak at the same moment the Cubs’ spot opens up.
If the price tag isn’t “astronomical,” a source says the Cubs could be looking to pull the lefty across town.
The Cubs’ brass trio offered up a number of interesting quotes and thoughts after yesterday’s welcoming press conference. Here’s a roundup.
The deadline came and went. What’s the deal? Also: three Cubs’ prospects are Rising Stars, the Cubs might look at Dale Sveum, and the Cubs are the “odds-on” favorite to land Albert Pujols, which makes no sense.
The Chicago Cubs will introduce new General Manager Jed Hoyer and new Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Jason McLeod at a press conference at 3pm. Live updating of quotes, reactions, commentary, etc. here.
The Cubs could get a draft pick for each player if the Cubs offer arbitration and the players leave, but the Cubs missed out on two picks for Ramirez by the slightest of margins.
Bits on CC Sabathia, Paul Maholm, Jose Reyes, Derek Lowe, Fausto Carmona, and Grady Sizemore.
That’s a long time to say “you’re fired.” Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are introduced today, the Epstein compensation deadline is today, the Cubs’ front office is growing, and Carlos Zambrano is filming.