The Daily CCO: Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Selling Minority Stake in the Cubs

According to reports from the Sports Business Journal and Crain’s Chicago Business, the Ricketts family is close to selling a 20 percent, non-controlling, stake in the Chicago Cubs “said to be valued at around $300 million.” The sale of the minority share is expected to be finalized soon. The Sports Business Journal reported Tuesday the […]

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Joe Maddon’s Agent, Alan Nero Says Cubs Would Be on the Radar

Alan Nero, Joe Maddon’s agent, joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning and discussed his biggest free agent client. There is a lot of interest in Joe Maddon. Nero was contacted by 15 general managers Friday. Maddon would like to manage in 2015 but he is willing […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly in Negotiation with Handful of Rooftops to Purchase Buildings

Work continued Wednesday on the triangle property and both the left and right field bleachers as crews work diligently on the demolition of the eight-year old bleachers. The biggest news from Wednesday concerning Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood hit the wire during game two of the World Series courtesy of David Kaplan. Kaplan reported […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Demolition Continues on the Left Field Bleachers

Demolition of the left field bleachers continued Friday. Tom Ricketts was at Wrigley Field on Friday to welcome Nebraska Husker Suite Holders. Mr. Ricketts showed several people around his park and took a look at the progress being made on the demolition of the bleachers. And crews began digging the hole in the parking lot […]

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The Daily CCO: A Groundbreaking Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The second weekend in October was a rather busy one for the Cubs. Crane Kenney and Theo Epstein held the team’s annual meetings with season ticket holders. And there was a rather important groundbreaking ceremony Saturday morning at Wrigley Field while the demolition of the bleachers continued. The rumors picked up after Theo Epstein said […]

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Cubs Break Ground on The 1060 Project, the Restoration and Expansion of Wrigley Field

On an incredibly beautiful Saturday morning at the corner of Clark and Addison, the Chicago Cubs officially broke ground on The 1060 Project, the Restoration and Expansion of Wrigley Field. With construction crews supplying the soundtrack for the groundbreaking ceremony as the demolition of the left field and right field bleachers continued throughout the morning, […]

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Jed Hoyer: No Question about Ownership Backing Front Office’s Plan for the Cubs

As is the case with every team not playing beyond game 162, the Cubs spent the first week after the regular season ended talking about their plans for the off-season and what the goals are for next year. The Cubs are expected to be active in free agency this winter as the front office tries […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: The Wrigley Field Project is Underway

While the official groundbreaking on the Wrigley Field Restoration Project might be a couple of weeks away, the work has started at the old ballyard on the corner of Clark and Addison. Jon Greenberg spoke with Julian Green and discussed the Cubs “aggressive 26 week schedule” with the team’s Vice President of Communications and Community […]

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Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Wrigley Project Set to Begin in Earnest Monday

According to a report from DNAinfo Chicago, the Wrigley Field Restoration Project “will begin in earnest Monday with the demolition of the left and right field bleachers.” Erica Demarest spoke with Julian Green and provided an update on the project. The Cubs will also “begin a large excavation of the red and purple lots that run […]

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