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 […]

Cubs to Discuss Direction of Team as Trading Deadline Approaches

According to a report from Bruce Levine, Jim Hendry and Randy Bush will hold meetings Monday and Tuesday with the top scouts in the organization “about the direction of the team with the trading deadline just five weeks away.” The Cubs hold these meetings annually but with the poor play on the field these meetings […]

No Sleep for Q … Roster Decisions Loom for the Cubs

Seven games and six days left in the desert for the Chicago Cubs. The final Cactus League game of 2011 is Tuesday, March 29 … The Cubs equipment truck leaves for Chicago Sunday. Mike Quade, Randy Bush, Pat Listach, Mark Riggins and Greg Maddux met in with Jim Hendry in the GM’s office Tuesday morning […]

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions … and Other Cubs Notes

Mike Quade along with members of his coach staff are scheduled to meet with Jim Hendry and the front office Tuesday morning to discuss the team’s roster. The main topics up for debate are the backup catcher’s job, backup infielder, second base, two spots in the pen, and the fourth and fifth spots in the […]