Preparing for the Cubs Off-Season with Rumors

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 […]

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Lou Piniella has a Need for Speed

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 […]

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Ricketts Inks Deal to Purchase Cubs

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.

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Cubs Monday Morning … Dis-N-Dat

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 […]

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Sale of Cubs Completed to the Ricketts Family

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.

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Report of Cubs Sale Finalized Labeled ‘Premature’

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’.”

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Sale of Cubs Finalized

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.

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Sale of Cubs Nearing?

According to multiple reports on Monday, the sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family appears to be making progress. After reports last week loosely suggested a December timeframe, reports began surfacing Monday morning that Tom Ricketts “has lined up three banks to complete the $450 million financing his group needs to finalize his […]

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Sale of Cubs Further Delayed?

According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the sale of the Chicago Cubs to the Ricketts Family “will not be completed by the owners’ meeting” on May 20-21. The Tribune cited unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations. “Despite good intentions on both sides, the transaction will not completed by the owners’ meeting, said sources […]

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Could Peavy and Alderson be on the Horizon?

The Cubs have not re-opened talks with the Padres for Jake Peavy but might once the sale of the team is finalized. According to a report from the Tribune the two sides have not discussed Peavy since the end of the Winter Meetings but after facing the Cubs on Sunday in Peoria “he still sounded […]

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