Rizzo and Barney Finalists for Gold, Cubs Add Wedge to the Skipper Search and Other Notes

The starting right side of the Cubs’ infield this past season is finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove. Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney are in the running for the defensive honor after excellent seasons in the field. Barney won his first Gold Glove a year ago and is up against the Reds’ Brandon Phillips and […]

Cubs to Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

According to multiple reports on Friday morning, the Cubs have spoken with former Indians and Mariners skipper Eric Wedge and plan to formally interview him next week for their managerial opening. Eric Wedge would be the sixth known candidate for the Cubs’ job joining A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta, Rick Renteria, Dave Martinez and Torey Lovullo. […]

Cubs Reportedly Prepared to Make Joe Girardi an Offer

Jon Heyman reported Wednesday night that Brian Cashman met with Joe Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, earlier in the day in New York and the Yankees’ GM made Girardi an offer to stay with the Yankees. According to Heyman’s report, Girardi countered with “some parameters” and the two sides agreed to meet again on […]

Two Less Options for the Cubs in 2011

Scratch Eric Wedge and Ted Lilly off the list of possibilities for the Cubs this winter … and beyond. Eric Wedge officially became the new manager of the Seattle Mariners on Monday, reuniting him, for now, with Milton Bradley … and Ted Lilly agreed to terms with the Dodgers on a new three-year deal over […]

More Q’s than Answers for the Cubs

Is decision time looming for Jim Hendry? Is Mike Quade on the verge of being named the Cubs manager? Would Ryne Sandberg take a job on Quade’s staff? Possibly serving as Quade’s bench coach? Are Jim Hendry and Tom Ricketts on the same page? Or does one prefer Mike Quade while the other would like […]

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’ […]

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 […]

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 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, […]