Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Receive Property Tax Break, Permission to Move Wrigley Footprint

According to a report from Fran Spielman, the City Council’s Finance Committee authorized a Class L property tax break for Wrigley Field on Tuesday. The property tax break could save the Cubs “$8.5 million over 12 years if and when the landmark stadium is finally renovated.” The Sun-Times report put Wrigley’s current value at $19.2 […]

Theo Epstein and Crane Kenney Discuss the Cubs with Season Ticket Holders

Tradition. History. Pride. Loyalty that has stood the test of time. Those were the words and phrase that echoed through the Bank of America Theatre when Cubs On Deck 2014 began. The CCO attended the morning and evening sessions on Friday. Here are the notes from those sessions.

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Cubs Demo Right Field Sign, Rooftops Threaten Legal Action

The Cubs played their final home game of the year more than a month ago. Construction on the first phase of the Wrigley Field Restoration plan was expected to begin as soon as the home schedule wrapped but due to the ongoing conflict between the team and the rooftop club owners, the Cubs have yet […]

Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly a Top Priority for the Cubs

According to a report from Phil Rogers, Masahiro Tanaka has “become a top priority for Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts and his baseball group, headed by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.” Tanaka’s team, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, is expected to post the soon-to-be 25-year old right hander as soon as the Japan Series ends. Rumors […]

Cubs to Interview Eric Wedge for Managerial Opening

According to multiple reports on Friday morning, the Cubs have spoken with former Indians and Mariners skipper Eric Wedge and plan to formally interview him next week for their managerial opening. Eric Wedge would be the sixth known candidate for the Cubs’ job joining A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta, Rick Renteria, Dave Martinez and Torey Lovullo. […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly Listening to Offers from Rooftop Owners

According to a report from WTTW, the Ricketts family is “entertaining discussions about buying some of the rooftop properties.” The report indicated “some of the owners have come to the Cubs with the intent to sell and the Cubs are listening, but the two sides are nowhere near agreement in terms.” Tom Ricketts has been consistent with […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landlord Sues to Block Wrigley Hotel Project

According to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business, the first of what could be many lawsuits was filed against the Cubs to block the construction of the proposed Wrigley Field hotel. The lawsuit was filed by Thomas A. Romano against the City of Chicago, Wrigley Field Holdings LLC, Wrigley Field Operations LLC, Triangle Property Holdings […]

The Skipper Search Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The search for the Cubs next skipper enters day seven on Wednesday, it has been exactly one week since the front office lost out on their first choice to some team in the Big Apple. Over the last ten-plus days the Cubs have interviewed A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta and Rick Renteria. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer […]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ald. Tunney Wants Cubs to Start Project

According to a report from the Sun-Times, Alderman Tom Tunney “ridiculed the Cubs as a needy group” last Wednesday and questioned as to why the team had not obtained permits to begin the restoration project this off-season. When the Cubs announced the plans to Restore Wrigley Field, the first of five phases was supposed to […]

Cubs Reportedly Prepared to Make Joe Girardi an Offer

Jon Heyman reported Wednesday night that Brian Cashman met with Joe Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, earlier in the day in New York and the Yankees’ GM made Girardi an offer to stay with the Yankees. According to Heyman’s report, Girardi countered with “some parameters” and the two sides agreed to meet again on […]