According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs and City Hall expect to finalize a deal before Monday’s home opener, possibly as early as Friday, that will allow the team to restore Wrigley Field and develop property around the stadium. The Sun-Times reported as part of the deal the Cubs would be able to [...]
Rounding Up the Cubs News and Notes The MLB playoffs and Arizona Fall League are in full swing as the Cubs approach the beginning of the third week of their off-season. This time of year is typically quiet for all of the teams not involved in the post-season. Tom Ricketts emailed his annual letter to [...]
According to reports from the Chicago Tribune, the Ricketts Family officially took over control of the Chicago Cubs Tuesday morning. As expected, the final hurdle in the bankruptcy case passed through on Monday. Tom Ricketts is expected to be formally announced during a press conference on Friday at Wrigley Field. Updated 8:05pm C.T. – With [...]
While the Cubs spend their final off day in Chicago preparing for the final seven games of the regular season, the rumor mill is already churning. Many feel the Cubs will make more trades this off-season than free agent signings. With close to $116 million committed to ten players for 2010, it makes sense that [...]
As the Sun-Times pointed out on Monday morning, it appears the Cubs new mission in the off-season will be to add speed to a station-to-station lineup. After spending last winter overly committed to becoming more left handed and tearing apart a 97-win team, Lou Piniella would like to add players that can run to a [...]
According to multiple reports, the Chicago Cubs were officially sold to the Ricketts Family on Friday. However, the team will not be under their control until at least November 1. This is a great day in the storied history of the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs begin a seven-game trip on the left coast late Monday night with the first of three against the Padres. The last time the Cubs played in San Diego (May 22-May 24) they were swept out of town. The Cubs enter play tonight five games back of the Cardinals in the division and 3 [...]
According to a report from CSN Chicago, the sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family is completed and the deal should be officially announced on Monday.
According to a report from the Sun-Times, Monday’s reports on the sale of the Cubs are ‘premature‘. According to the Sun-Times, “the Ricketts Family and Tribune were very, very close to an $850 million to $900 million deal but that reports of a completed deal were ‘premature’.”
According to multiple reports, the sale of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field and 25% of Comcast SportsNet was finalized over the weekend between the Tribune Company and the Ricketts family. Sources indicate that the final hurdles are the approval of Major League Baseball and the bankruptcy court.