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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...
  • 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...
  • Theo is perfect -- for a lot of the wrong reasons

    This seems like the perfect hire. The best thing ever. The smartest move you could dream of. But it’s the Cubs. So, it will turn into a disaster. That’s what the Cubs do. Somehow, some way at some time, the hiring of Boston general manager...
  • 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 smokeĀ 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...
  • How many GMs does it take for the Cubs to replace Hendry?

    How many GMs does it take for the Cubs to replace Hendry?
    Maybe it’s me, but it seems silly to hire an interim general manager to replace your interim general manager to hold the spot for your desired and reportedly signed general manager who can’t be your general manager officially because you can&...
  • 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&...