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  • Hendry Out As Cubs General Manager

    Hendry Out As Cubs General Manager
    Jim Hendry is out as general manager of the Chicago Cubs and assistant GM Randy Bush will take over the job on an interim basis, the team said Friday. "It's professional baseball ... if you don't win enough games over a couple of years, you can't fight...
  • Throwing the book at Ricketts

    Throwing the book at Ricketts
    Wait, Tom Ricketts is handing out books to the new Cubs on the pride of the most futile team in sports. Seriously? Wasn’t “Year One’’ all about denying the stench of the past? But if the book includes the pride in being ready...
  • Castro's embarrassing walkabout helps Cubs regain lead in the Idiot League

    I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
  • Selig gives Ricketts a strong endorsement on GM call

    Selig gives Ricketts a strong endorsement on GM call
    While Cubs’ chairman Tom Ricketts has been blistered in some places for being a baseball neophyte incapable of making decisions such as hiring a general manager, that feeling does not extend to the commissioner’s office In fact, Bud Selig,...
  • SNERD - September 7, 2011

    Who's Gonna Lead? Last week's announcement that transgender child of the stars, Chaz Bono, would be a contestant on TV's "Dancing With The Stars" has brought some controversy to the show. But it's not just some of the nasty and negative public reaction...
  • Cubs farm director Fleita given extension

    Cubs farm director Fleita given extension
    The Cubs have quietly extended the contract of player personnel director Oneri Fleita, one of the key additions of fired general manager Jim Hendry. Fleita, who has been lavishly praised by chairman Tom Ricketts, was given the new deal even though the...
  • Ricketts found a new way to mess up Cubs GM search

    Ricketts found a new way to mess up Cubs GM search
    Hello, and sorry to bother you on this holiday weekend. I don’t usually show up here today, and certainly not during a long weekend, but Cubs Fanboy Owner Tom Ricketts just did something so dumb that I couldn’t control myself. Here’s...
  • Who's on third? It's the new Abbott and Cubstello act

    Wilson Betemit will be available. No kidding. Really. In case you were looking for a replacement for Aramis Ramirez at third base next year, Betemit will be right there for the Cubs. Yes, the very same Betemit who had three memorable RBIs for the White...
  • Thursday, October 13, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Greg Jarrett                               5:38 a.m.  Dave Kaplan shares inside info on what Cubs owner Tom Ricketts told Theo Epstein that convinced to come to Chicago. 6:09 a.m.  Tribune baseball columnist Phil Rogers explains y...
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Greg Jarrett                               6:09 a.m.  Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson provides details on his report regarding questionable cash donations to a charity founded by Maggie Daley. 6:39 a.m.  The I-phone 4S - Is...
  • Here's what Ricketts needs to do

    Here's what Ricketts needs to do
    If Theo Epstein is Tom Ricketts’ top choice as Cubs general manager, then fine. Epstein presided over Boston’s historic collapse this year, which makes him very Cub, but he also has a couple World Series titles, which makes him a god around...
  • If it's Starlin for Theo, who really makes that call?

    If it's Starlin for Theo, who really makes that call?
    As we wait for white smoke out of Fenway Park, one of the swirling Cubs issues is this: Would you trade Starlin Castro for Theo Epstein? That’s the DEFCON 1 scenario as Tom Ricketts stalks Boston’s general manager. We don’t know if...