Weekend Update … The Beginning of Year Two for the Chicago Cubs

One year ago, October 30, 2009, the Ricketts family was introduced as the new owners of the Chicago National League Ball Club. Tom Ricketts preached accountability, the goals of the organization and shot down the notion of a curse that has kept the Cubs from winning the final game of the season. Year One did […]

A Series of Cubs Rumors, News and Notes

All eyes will be on San Francisco beginning Wednesday night as the Fall Classic kicks off between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants. Maybe Marlon Byrd’s fine performance in the All-Star game this past summer will get a mention before the mainstream media reminds everyone, once again, how long it’s been since the Cubs […]

From the Wire … Trammell to Join Gibson’s Staff

As expected, Alan Trammell’s days with the Chicago Cubs have come to an end. According to a report from Diamondbacks.com, Alan Trammell will join Kirk Gibson’s staff in Arizona. Trammell will serve as Gibson’s bench coach, the same position Gibson held on Trammell’s staff in Detroit. Trammell is not the only new D’Backs coach that […]

The Mike Quade Era Officially Begins

The announcement many were expecting finally came on Tuesday when the interim tag was removed from Mike Quade’s title. Mike Quade agreed to a two-year deal, with an option for 2013, to remain the 51st manager in the history of the Chicago National League Ball Club, Inc. Quade was formally introduced in a press conference […]

Checking In on the Cubs Rumor Mill

With the Texas Rangers advancing to the ALCS on Tuesday night, both championship series are set to begin this weekend. Will it be the Yankees or Rangers representing the American League? Can the Giants out pitch the Phillies? So while the Baseball World ponders those questions, and hundreds of others between now and Friday night, […]

Cubs Skipper Search in the Final Stages?

The Cubs managerial search took a step forward this week when the top candidates met with Cubs’ Chairman Tom Ricketts. Multiple reports indicated Mike Quade, Ryne Sandberg and Eric Wedge have had formal interviews with Ricketts … and a report from Carrie Muskat stated that Bob Melvin also met with Ricketts to discuss the Cubs’ […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Nationals – 08/25/10

Game One Hundred Twenty-Eight: Cubs (53-74) vs. Nationals (53-73) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 185 Location – Nationals Park, Washington D.C. Ryan Dempster (11-8, 3.56/1.28) vs. Jason Marquis (0-6, 11.39/2.25) Can the Chicago Cubs win three in a row under Mike Quade? Tonight […]

From the Wire … Lou Piniella Stepping Down … Quade Named Interim Manager

According to multiple reports Sunday morning, Lou Piniella announced he will step down as manager of the Chicago Cubs following Sunday’s game against the Braves. Piniella cited his “mother’s continued failing health” as the reason for his decision. Mike Quade named interim manager and will manage the team the remainder of the season. Alan Trammell […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 08/11/10

Game One Hundred Fourteen: Cubs (48-65) vs. Giants (64-50) Game Time – 9:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco Tom Gorzelanny (6-6, 3.51/1.43) vs. Barry Zito (8-6, 3.35/1.22) Updated – 6:53pm CDT – Mike Fontenot Traded to Giants for […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 08/10/10

Game One Hundred Thirteen: Cubs (47-65) vs. Giants (64-49) Game Time – 9:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 183 Location – AT & T Park, San Francisco Ryan Dempster (9-8, 3.76/1.31) vs. Tim Lincecum (11-5, 3.15/1.28) The Cubs enter play tonight a season-low 18 games under .500 […]