Sveum Interviews … Maddux Next Up for the Cubs

The Cubs conducted the second interview for their managerial opening on Monday. Current Brewers’ hitting coach Dale Sveum became the second candidate to go through the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer interview process. Dale Sveum was asked about winning now and he said when dealing with the Cubs and any major market team you are expected to […]

From the Wire … Cubs Tab Joe Bohringer as Pro Scouting Director

<a href="“>According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs have hired Joe Bohringer as director of pro scouting. Bohringer’s name surfaced last weekend as another target of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Joe Bohringer will assume one of the titles previously held by Tim Wilken. Wilken had been scouting director and director of professional […]

Rambling While Wondering Who Is Next

It is Friday, so it is time for me to get a little nutty, hopefully funny, and somewhat lovey … dovey. Unfortunately, there is really nothing to talk about as it relates to the Cubs. It has been a very quiet offseason thus far with basically nothing happening. So, I am really at a loss […]

Team Epstein Begins Interviewing Managerial Candidates

The Cubs new front office is not wasting anytime. Less than ten days after Theo Epstein officially began calling all of the shots, Team Epstein dismissed Mike Quade and has started interviewing candidates for the Cubs managerial opening … and the Cubs’ brass is taking the interview process to a new level. As a part […]

The Cubs Fab Front Office … and Other News and Notes

Theo Epstein introduced his long-time friends and associates to the Chicago Media and to the Faithful on Tuesday in what Epstein called the “Cubs Weekly Press Conference“. For the second Tuesday in a row, the Cubs front office grew up while getting younger at the same time. Epstein proudly introduced Jed Hoyer as the Chicago […]

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 […]

Ramirez Headed for Free Agency?

According to multiple reports, Aramis Ramirez’s days as a Cub could be coming to an end. Ramirez left Tuesday’s game after the sixth inning with a mild right quad strain and is doubtful for the home finale on Wednesday. Ramirez was asked about his future with the Cubs. Ramirez said, “Yeah, there is a good […]

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 […]

From the Wire … Hendry Out as Cubs GM

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have fired GM Jim Hendry. Jim Hendry has officially been removed as the General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. All reports have been confirmed. The move is effective immediately and Hendry met with the team this morning to make the announcement. From Tom Ricketts: It is time for a […]