President Epstein? … and Cubs Front Office Rumors

Impasse and stalemate were words used on Tuesday to describe the compensation talks between the Cubs and Red Sox. The two sides could not reach an agreement before the start of the World Series and the earliest the deal could be made official at this point would be Friday … and that would require the […]

Negotiating for Theo

The Cubs and Red Sox spent Thursday trying to hash out the compensation Boston would receive from the Cubs to let Theo Epstein out of the final year of his contract. Reportedly, Tom Ricketts has turned over a list of players to interim general manager Randy Bush, director of player personnel Oneri Fleita and scouting […]

Cubs Appear on the Verge of Landing Theo Epstein

Day eight of the ‘Theo Watch‘ kicked into high gear with a report from the Boston Herald on Tuesday afternoon that stated Theo Epstein was on the cusp of leaving the Red Sox to take a position in the Cubs front office. The Herald reported an official announcement could be made within 24 to 48 […]

From the Wire … Ricketts Extended Contract of Oneri Fleita

According to a report from Bruce Levine, Tom Ricketts extended the contract of Oneri Fleita earlier in the week. Ricketts gave the Cubs’ Vice President of Player Personnel a new four-year contract to keep him in the organization. During the press conference following the dismissal of Jim Hendry, Ricketts said he would recommend to the […]

Rambling About This Great Second Half Team

Nine out of eleven! Don’t call it a comeback! Seriously, don’t. It’s not happening. However, I must admit that it has been enjoyable to watch the Cubs win baseball games … plural! That is right; the Cubs have transformed themselves into a force to be reckoned with just in time for … Football season. This […]

Rambling about Chains and Links and Cubbies

As they say, a chain is only is strong as its weakest link, and you can only judge a team by its most recent game. If we are using that logic, well then look out for the explosive offensive of the 2011 Chicago Cubs. And then, as Eminem says, “Snap back to reality … ” […]

Could Hendry and Kenney Be On the Way Out?

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Jim Hendry and Crane Kenney may end up taking the fall for the Cubs’ swoon soon. Phil Rogers reported that Jim Hendry “understands his days as the Cubs’ general manager could be coming to an end” but continues to operate “on a business as usual basis.” Rogers […]

Ferris Bueller, I mean Carlos Zambrano, You’re My Hero

Carlos Zambrano is now my hero. Yes, you read that correctly. Way to go, buddy. Stand up, speak your mind, rip this pathetic team. That is just awesome. And to think that some people think he should be suspended. Why? For breathing life into this team? For being honest with the media, unlike everyone else? […]

Cubs and WGN Begin Search for Pat Hughes’ New Partner

The Cubs and WGN Radio have begun the search to find a color analyst. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the search is still in the preliminary phase and Dave Eanet (WGN 720 Sports Director) indicated it could take up to three weeks to find a new partner for Pat Hughes. Hughes will […]

Weekend Update … Thinking of the Future while Celebrating a Cubs Legend

As the entire Cubs organization and the Faithful spent Saturday celebrating and reflecting on the life of Ron Santo, the future of the Chicago Cubs was the other topic of discussion as the team prepares for the Winter Meetings. Crane Kenney spent a little time on ESPN 1000 Saturday morning and revealed that Jim Hendry […]