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  • The Cubs GM job: Who’s next?

     
    Prayers have been answered for the majority of Cubs fans. Jim Hendry has been fired and Tom Ricketts will now commence an epic search for an individual who can handle the enormous burden of ending a century-long drought.  It will be a tough task for...
  • 2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

     
    Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs.  Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs.   THE GOOD   Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average.  Back in July...
  • Chicago Cubs 2011 offseason to-do list

     
    Now that my final grades are recorded and out of the way, it's time to go through the Cubs To-Do List for the coming offseason.   1.  Hire a GM as soon as possible The Cubs have already formally requested to speak with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Also, the...
  • Epstein will be the Cubs’ Obama

     
    “Change we can believe in” will return for a 2012 campaign, but it won’t be President Barack Obama’s.  The phrase will undoubtedly be resurrected by Cubs Nation once Theo Epstein is officially calling the shots.  It will be hard...
  • Bob Brenly for manager

     
    As of 11:00 am CST on October 25th, Theo Epstein has been announced as the Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations.  Almost immediately, there were questions about the status of Mike Quade (in fact, it was the first question asked to Theo by Bruce...
  • Quade out, Theo starts clean-up

     
    Harvey Keitel has a great role in the movie Pulp Fiction.  He plays “Winston/Mr. Wolf,” a guy that specializes in cleaning up your mess.   While I previously compared Theo Epstein to a North Side version of Obama,  Theo could also be...
  • Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

     
    We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position.  Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of...
  • Baseball can't fix divisions until it fixes the DH

    I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment. Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...
  • Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe

    Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe
    The Oakland A's fired their manager. The Florida Marlins fired their hitting coach. Can you imagine? Whoever heard of such a thing -- firing somebody for failing? First thought: Jim Hendry had better hide the papers and the Interwebs from Fanboy Owner...
  • Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox

    Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox
    Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series: Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll! Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
  • Addressing Soriano's boos problem

    Addressing Soriano's boos problem
    I read where Alfonso Soriano said Chicago fans are the worst when it comes to booing slumping players. He would know. He has stunk for long periods. He has heard it from Cubs fans for playing left field like it’s Whack-A-Mole. Come to think of it,...