From the Wire … Aramis Ramirez Declines 2012 Mutual Option

According to multiple reports late Sunday night, the Cubs exercised their part of the mutual option for Aramis Ramirez for 2012. As expected, Ramirez has reportedly informed the Cubs he will decline his part of the option and test free agency. Ramirez has until Tuesday night to make his decision official. With the move, the […]

Weekend Update … The Second Week of the Epstein Era

It figures to be another big week for the Chicago Cubs. Jed Hoyer is expected to be introduced as the Cubs new general manager no later than Tuesday. Once the Hoyer announcement is out of the way, the Cubs should turn their attention to Mike Quade and the coaching staff … while dealing with the […]

Let the Off-Season Begin …

Congratulations to the St. Louis Cardinals for winning the 2011 World Series and now that a very good Fall Classic is over, it is time for Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and company to get to work. Beginning Sunday at 12:01am ET free agents can begin talking to other teams and can begin receiving offers at […]

Checking on the Cubs … While Waiting on Theo

Day four of the Theo Watch … In case you haven’t heard, the Cubs asked the Red Sox for permission to talk to Theo Epstein earlier this week … and since Tuesday, just about all of the Cubs news and rumors have centered around the Red Sox current general manager. Speculation in the mainstream media […]

Happy Trails – Cubs 2 Padres 9

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 2 Padres 9 WP – Wade LeBlanc (5-6) LP – Ryan Dempster (10-14) Save – None It’s all over … the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Diego Padres to close out the Twenty-Eleven season, the fifth season in a row the Cubs lost their final game. The Cubs […]

A Little Patience, Alotta Power and Matt Garza – Cubs 6 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 6 Padres 2 WP – Matt Garza (10-10) LP – Chad Qualls (6-8, BS 5) Save – None Mike Quade’s veteran lineup powered Matt Garza to his tenth victory in his final start of the season. Four of the Cubs six runs scored on a pair of homers … […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 09/27/11

Game One Hundred Sixty-One: Cubs (70-90) vs. Padres (70-90) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – PETCO Park, San Diego Matt Garza (9-10, 3.35/1.27) vs. Anthony Bass (2-0, 1.66/1.27) Two games remain on the Cubs 2011 schedule … The Cubs will shoot […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 09/26/11

Game One Hundred Sixty: Cubs (70-89) vs. Padres (69-90) Game Time – 9:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 187 Location – PETCO Park, San Diego Casey Coleman (3-8, 6.64/1.79) vs. Mat Latos (8-14, 3.60/1.21) Three games remain on the Cubs 2011 schedule … It is “Kid’s Day” […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 09/23/11

Game One Hundred Fifty-Seven: Cubs (69-87) vs. Cardinals (86-70) Game Time – 7:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 186 Location – Busch Stadium, St. Louis Ryan Dempster (10-13, 4.63/1.42) vs. Chris Carpenter (10-9, 3.66/1.30) Six games remain on the Cubs 2011 Schedule … Q’s Cubs begin the […]

Catching Up from the Cubs Last Off Day of the Season

In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the traffic on the site you haven’t, the Cubs have managed to win a few here and there, and are tied with the Pirates for fourth place in the NL Central … With all due respect to Harry Doyle, the Cubs season is dwindling down. There are […]