From the Wire … Hoyer and McLeod Officially Join Cubs Front Office

Theo Epstein has not wasted any time. A day after being announced as the President of Baseball Operations he has added Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to his staff. Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod have left the San Diego Padres organization effective immediately to accept positions with the Chicago Cubs … the Cubs will send […]

The Start of the Epstein Era

Theo Epstein will be formally introduced as the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs at an 11:00am CDT press conference … in what is anticipated as being the largest press conference ever held at Wrigley Field. Epstein officially resigned his post as the GM of the Boston Red Sox last Friday and showed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ricketts to Meet with Tim Wilken

According to a report from Bruce Levine, Tom Ricketts will meet with scouting director Tim Wilken over the weekend of September 16 to discuss his future with the team. Wilken still has a year remaining on his contract. According to Levine’s sources, Ricketts and Wilken will “discuss the state of the scouting department and his […]

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 […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Giants – 08/30/11

Game One Hundred Thirty-Six: Cubs (58-77) vs. Giants (71-64) Game Time – 9:15pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188 Location – AT&T Park, San Francisco Matt Garza (6-10, 3.68/1.31) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (10-4, 2.54/1.25) Can the Cubs make it two in a row over the Giants? The […]

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? […]

Day Six of Camp ‘Q’ … All Present and Accounted For at Cubs Camp

The Cubs first full squad workout took place Saturday at Fitch Park. All 60 players currently on the Cubs’ Spring Training roster are in camp. The players and coaches dealt with high winds and dodged rain in order to get their work in. Mike Quade spoke with the players prior to the first workout and […]

Catching Up on Cubs News and Notes

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in 22 days and the first pitch of the spring is just 36 days away … Baseball is just around the corner. WGN and Comcast SportsNet have not released their spring broadcast schedules yet but at least two of the Cubs Cactus League games will be carried on […]