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Tom Ricketts

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  • Wake up, Cubs fans: Your team was built to stink

    Wake up, Cubs fans: Your team was built to stink
    Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’: “I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...
  • 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...
  • Ricketts becomes Tom Terrific

    Ricketts becomes Tom Terrific
    Tom Ricketts got it done. He got Theo Epstein to the Cubs. It always seemed like it would happen. The Cubs agreed to pay him $18.5 million, after all. It also seemed like it would never happen. The more stories that come out of Fenway, the more it seems...
  • I'm happy for Wood, but what are the Cubs doing?

    I'm happy for Wood, but what are the Cubs doing?
    Kerry Wood was going to retire. No, wait, he wasn’t. Kerry Wood didn’t think he could pitch in the majors anymore. No, wait, he wanted to pitch one more time. It looked as if the popular Cubs pitcher who was viewed by some as Tom Ricketts&...
  • Tip to Ricketts: Finish the Epstein deal now or you're finished

    Tip to Ricketts: Finish the Epstein deal now or you're finished
    Attention, Tom Ricketts: Your legacy is on the line. This is no time to be Baseball McCaskey.¬† It might seem early in the projected lengthy ownership of the Cubs by members of the Joe Ricketts Lucky Sperm Club, but this is it. This is Ricketts’...
  • Night games re-emerge as Wrigley sticking point, alderman says

    Night games re-emerge as Wrigley sticking point, alderman says
    Late last week, Ald. Thomas Tunney indicated he was optimistic the framework of a deal between City Hall and the Ricketts family to renovate Wrigley Field would be announced by Monday's home opener. On Wednesday, Wrigleyville's alderman found himself...
  • Ricketts plays Cubs fans for stupid

    Ricketts plays Cubs fans for stupid
    Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’' Nothing? Is he tone deaf? Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...
  • What Tom Ricketts should have said

    It's not so much what Tom Ricketts said, but what he didn't. He said he got rid of general manager Jim Hendry (almost a month ago, actually, but more on that later). Great. Excellent. Good move. But then the Cubs' Fanboy Owner said he will pursue...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show

    If you're going to showcase Zambrano, then really make it a show
    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...