| Jul 28, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Carlos Zambrano is pitching well enough to get traded.
But apparently he has acted badly enough in an embarrassing past and has pitched inconsistently enough this embarrassing year to remain a Cub.
How badly has he acted and how inconsistently has he...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 10:42 PM
Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and Cubs owners Tom and Todd Ricketts watched Game 6 of the World Series at The Fifty/50 in Ukrainian Village Thursday. Coincidentally, I was there as well and got to see Theo-madness first hand.
| Oct 13, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Why has the Theo Epstein story generated so much interest? It’s an answer with layers.
First, he is a rock star. Winner of two World Series with the Boston Red Sox. Young. Handsome. Smart. Someone who people really believe could help turn around...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do.
And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
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...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:03 PM
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,...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 11:25 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 9:49 AM
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.
| Sep 18, 2011
Ryne Sandberg has done it again.
Cast aside by the Cubs a year ago, he has turned in another highly successful season as a minor league manager. Sandberg guided the Lehigh Valley IronPigsto the Governor's Cup championship series in the International...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Ken Williams said trading closer Sergio Santos for a minor-leaguer is the start of rebuilding the White Sox.
No, Kenny, sorry, but trading a closer is not the start of rebuilding unless the closer is Mariano Rivera.
Trading Paul Konerko is...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager.
And now this.
Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed.
Or maybe someone...