Archive for November, 2011

The Cubs Have Two More Interviews on the Way and Other Bullets

The Cubs Have Two More Interviews on the Way and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum and Mike Maddux will soon interview with the Cubs. More on the first interview, Pete Mackanin, Theo meets Rahm, and the Cubs have minor league free agents.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Pete Mackanin Speaks

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Pete Mackanin Speaks

The Cubs have interviewed their first managerial candidate, who was offered up to the press afterward. Unfortunately, so far, there isn’t much to share.

by November 4, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Fielder, Wood, Garza, Darvish, Jurrjens, Prado, DeJesus, Pineiro

Lukewarm Stove: Fielder, Wood, Garza, Darvish, Jurrjens, Prado, DeJesus, Pineiro

Word from Milwaukee has the Cubs looking at Prince Fielder, Kerry Wood wants to return, the Cubs might be scouting Yu Darvish, the Braves might be trading interesting pieces, and the Cubs might pick up some value off the scrap heap.

Ron Santo Gets Another Shot and Other Bullets

Ron Santo Gets Another Shot and Other Bullets

Ronnie is on the “Golden Era” ballot, the Cubs are watching Carlos Zambrano, Epstein compensation talks drag, and Cubs prospects keep hitting.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Interviews, Process, Francona, Maddux, Mackanin, Sveum, Sandberg

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Interviews, Process, Francona, Maddux, Mackanin, Sveum, Sandberg

A round-up of the latest Cubs’ managerial search info, including notes on the above gentlemen, and the interview process.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Granted Permission to Interview Mike Maddux (UPDATE: Francona Remains a Possibility)

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Cubs Granted Permission to Interview Mike Maddux (UPDATE: Francona Remains a Possibility)

Maddux is a well-regarded coach, and one whom most assume will be getting a managerial job sooner rather than later. UPDATE: Tito would be considered, too, and wouldn’t require an interview.

Sometimes Nice Guys Finish Second-to-Last

Sometimes Nice Guys Finish Second-to-Last

It is simultaneously easy and difficult to feel sorry for deposed Chicago Cubs’ manager, Mike Quade.

by November 3, 2011 Analysis and Commentary
Report: Chicago Cubs Are Interviewing Pete Mackanin for Managerial Opening (UPDATE: And Have Asked for Permission on Mike Maddux)

Report: Chicago Cubs Are Interviewing Pete Mackanin for Managerial Opening (UPDATE: And Have Asked for Permission on Mike Maddux)

Buster Olney says the Cubs are going to interview the 60-year-old Phillies’ bench coach. UPDATE: And the Cubs are reaching out to the Rangers about Mike Maddux.

by November 3, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Theo Epstein Has Already Reached Out to Greg Maddux and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein Has Already Reached Out to Greg Maddux and Other Bullets

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.

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Initial Rumors, Lists, and Plans

Obsessive New Manager Watch: Initial Rumors, Lists, and Plans

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)

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.

by November 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
BREAKING: Mike Quade Let Go (UPDATE: And Cardinals (Not Cubs) Ask to Talk to Ryno)

BREAKING: Mike Quade Let Go (UPDATE: And Cardinals (Not Cubs) Ask to Talk to Ryno)

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.

by November 2, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Reminder: Bleacher Nation Exists Elsewhere, Mashes Up Beatles and Sabermetrics

Reminder: Bleacher Nation Exists Elsewhere, Mashes Up Beatles and Sabermetrics

An example of why you should consider following Bleacher Nation on Twitter and Liking it on Facebook, if you don’t already.

by November 2, 2011 Cubs Humor, Meta