Cubs Convention Day One: Cubs Eye the Future and Honor a Legend

It is the same hotel and mostly the same crowd but there was a lot of indifference at day one of the 2011 Cubs Convention. The excitement for Cubs baseball still ran through the halls of the Hilton but what could be called optimism for the upcoming season in the past was replaced by questions […]

Updating the Cubs Managerial Search … and Brenly to the Brewers?

What began as a rumor on Twitter picked up a little steam on Wednesday afternoon. A tweet from Doug Russell of WSSP indicated Bob Brenly is close to becoming the Brewers’ new manager. Brenly told Russell “he has nothing to say right now.” WSSP is the flagship station for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers have […]

Cubs News and Rumors on the Final Monday of the Twenty-Ten Season

The Cubs have only seven games remaining in the season, four in San Diego and three in Houston. One week from today, Year One under the Ricketts family will be in the books and the front office will turn their attention to 2011 … and beyond. Tom Ricketts addressed the team’s payroll for next season […]

Brenly Withdraws … Hendry Talks Cubs Baseball

Less than a week after reports first surfaced, Bob Brenly removed his name from the Cubs’ managerial search on Friday. The news of Brenly’s decision hit the wire on Saturday morning before the second game of the Cubs-Cardinals series. Bob Brenly met with Jim Hendry briefly Friday and told the Cubs GM his decision. Brenly […]

Sandberg Interviews for Cubs Job

Carrie Muskat reported Jim Hendry met with Ryne Sandberg on Tuesday in Arizona about the Cubs’ managerial position. Following a report from Bruce Levine Tuesday night that indicated Sandberg would receive an interview over the next few days, Muskat confirmed Hendry met with Sandberg on Tuesday. Hendry has already interviewed Eric Wedge, the former Indians […]

Cubs News and Notes from the Final Day Off of Twenty-Ten

Monday was the Cubs final off day of the 2010 season. Q’s crew has 13 games remaining before what figures to be an interesting off-season. Here are updates on Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto, a look at possible candidates for the 2011 rotation, another mention of the “curse”, an official addition to “The Search” and […]

Cubs Skipper Search to Intensify?

According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jim Hendry will meet with several managerial candidates over the next ten days. On Wednesday, Levine reported Ryne Sandberg would receive his formal interview during that time period … but the Cubs denied that report Wednesday night. Sandberg is a candidate according to the report from Carrie Muskat, […]

The Search is On for the Next Manager of the Chicago Cubs

Bruce Levine reported Thursday afternoon that Jim Hendry has begun the interview process to find his next manager. Eric Wedge, the former manager of the Cleveland Indians, received a face-to-face interview on Thursday in Cleveland. The Tribune confirmed the report with the Cubs GM and Hendry said the two had dinner on Wednesday night and […]

Optimistic Excitement at the 25th Cubs Convention

For one weekend a year the Chicago Hilton is turned blue. This year, however, it is just a little different. The Cubs have new owners and there was renewed optimism once again at the first day of the Cubs Convention. Familiar faces, with some new ones mixed in, packed every square foot of the grand […]

Embarrassing and Downright Ugly – Cubs 0 White Sox 5

Game One Hundred Thirty-Two – Cubs 0 White Sox 5 WP – Carlos Torres (1-0) LP – Ryan Dempster (8-8) Save – None The Chicago White Sox did not win the game on Thursday afternoon the Cubs beat themselves. As Ron Santo so aptly put it, the makeup game against the South Side was “embarrassing” […]