Day One of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Let’s Go! The Excitement and Optimism is Back

The 2015 Cubs Convention got underway Friday afternoon at Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. And this convention is already much different than recent years’ gatherings. For the first time in five years there was a buzz running through the hotel hallways. Those that had been waiting to root on the Cubs were back in droves […]


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A Contract Extension on the Horizon for Theo Epstein?

Before the off-season went in a different direction than any one was expecting, it was believed Tom Ricketts would extend Theo Epstein’s contract at some point this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have two years left on the original five-year contract that was signed in Oct. 2011. There were indications two months ago the […]


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Rambling While the Cubs Future Takes Shape

Well, I guess there is only one thing to say at a time like this … Hello again, everybody! It is great to be back. Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes, but as this life starts to get back to normal, I felt it was time to get back to what I do, and […]


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Tom Ricketts: Hiring Joe Maddon Shows the Cubs are Committed to Winning

Tom Ricketts spent time Thursday morning on the Mully and Hanley (670 The Score) and talked about his team’s new manager, the Cubs payroll, television rights, the rooftops and Theo Epstein’s contract. The Cubs goal for next season is to win the National League Central Division. But obviously Tom Ricketts would like to see the […]


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Theo Epstein Reportedly Had Preliminary Talks with Tom Ricketts about a Contract Extension

Theo Epstein fielded the question about his contract status Monday and according to a report from Bruce Levine, an extension for the President of Baseball Operations could be the next announcement from the Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein is under contract through the 2016 season and he just signed a manager to a five-year deal through […]


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Joe Maddon: The Cubs are Going to Make the Playoffs Next Year

Joe Maddon won the press conference Monday. Now it’s up to the front office to give him a roster to win games with when the season starts. Maddon was energetic, articulate and took control of the room. Joe Maddon was in charge and showed why the front office wanted him to lead the Cubs when […]


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The Daily CCO: Tigers Make Qualifying Offer to Max Scherzer and Non-Maddon Cubs News

Teams have until Monday to make qualifying offers to its eligible free agents, but the Detroit Tigers did not wait until the deadline to extend an offer to RHP Max Scherzer. It was a given the Tigers would extend the one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer to Scherzer. And he is expected to turn it down. […]


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Ricketts Family Reportedly Close to Purchasing Two Rooftop Buildings

David Kaplan reported nine days ago the Ricketts family was in negotiations with a handful of rooftop club owners to purchase their buildings that overlook Wrigley Field. According to Kaplan’s report, negotiations “heated up recently after the renovation plan received final approval from the City of Chicago.” Kaplan’s sources pointed to Opening Day as when […]


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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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