MLBPA Reportedly Concerned About Cubs Lack of Spending

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Major League Players Union “is concerned about how the Cubs’ business practices are affecting player markets.” Gordon Wittenmyer reported “at least one players agent” met with Tom Ricketts this year about the perceived problem “to make the case for investing in the Major League team.” Wittenmyer did […]

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Cubs Moving Forward with Wrigley Field Restoration Plans

The Chicago Cubs are moving forward with the team’s plans to restore and renovate Wrigley Field. In a video message from Tom Ricketts released early Thursday morning, the Cubs’ chairman said, “It’s time to move forward.” The team and the rooftop club owners have not reached an agreement to settle their contractual disputes. The rooftop […]

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Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Cubs Finances and Media Rights with Forbes

Crane Kenney sat down with Forbes’ Mike Ozanian while the Cubs were in New York playing the Yankees last month. The Cubs President of Business Operations discussed a variety of Cubs topics including the importance of Wrigley Field and the team’s media rights. According to the report from Forbes, “the Cubs are also in the […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Wrigley Welcomes May

Hello again, everybody. The archrivals and hated neighbors join in on the Party of the Century the next five days and will try to ruin the festivities. While the Cubs will honor the decade of the 20’s this weekend, both visiting clubs will try to roar through town with a Vaudevillian splash. And now that […]

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Reports: Ricketts Family Exploring Selling Minority Shares of the Cubs

According to reports from Comcast SportsNet, the Sun-Times, the Tribune and ESPN, the Ricketts family is “exploring opening the Cubs ownership to minority shareholders to help finance” the Wrigley Field Restoration project. Less than 24 hours after Tom Ricketts’ interview on Showtime’s 60 Minutes Sports aired in which he told Armen Keteyian that he “comfortable […]

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Rambling as the Cubs Regular Season is Here

Opening Day is Monday, the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the dawn of a new day … is still a year away for Cubs baseball. However, I do expect the Cubs to be noticeably improved from last year with some of the new blood and energy arriving at 1060 W. Addison.   […]

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Tom Ricketts Discusses the Cubs, WGN and Provides Updates on Wrigley Field

After his annual meeting with the team prior to the first full squad workout, Tom Ricketts met with the media for his Spring State of the Cubs Address. The Cubs’ Chairman talked about the upcoming season, the team on the field and the minor league system. Tom Ricketts also discussed the team’s television and radio […]

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Rumors Continue as Cubs Prepare for Spring Training

The ribbon will be cut on the Cubs’ new facility in Mesa on Wednesday. The team’s pitchers and catchers report in two days. And while the off-season will technically come to an end at that time, the questions that have surrounded the organization all winter will continue to be asked. The team and the rooftop […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Reportedly Having Internal Discussions About Moving

Dan Bernstein leaked the news on Twitter last week “the Cubs frustration with the rooftops’ intransigence is high enough that they are discussing the unavoidable prospect of options elsewhere.” Bernstein’s report on Twitter surfaced two days after Keith Olbermann labeled the Cubs as the worst in sports for mentioning a possible move out of Wrigley […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Announced Partnership with Giordano’s Pizza

Last Tuesday, the Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza announced a partnership deal that made Giordano’s Pizza “the exclusive pizza partner of the team and Wrigley Field.” The new partnership was announced by Giordano’s CEO Yorgo Koutsogiorgas and Tom Ricketts. The Cubs and Giordano’s Pizza entered into a three-year contract that will expire following the 2016 season. As […]

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