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  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Interview: Kristin Cavallari shows softer side, sticks up for Jay Cutler

    Interview: Kristin Cavallari shows softer side, sticks up for Jay Cutler
    Normally it's Kristin Cavallari supporting fiance and Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on game day from the suites at Soldier Field, but during Cavallari's promotional appearance on behalf of her Chinese Laundry shoe line Saturday at the Von Maur store in...
  • Sighting: Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts watch World Series at The Fifty/50

    Sighting: Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts watch World Series at The Fifty/50
    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. When a...
  • Why Theo Epstein should love Chicago. (And why Chicago loves him already.)

    Why Theo Epstein should love Chicago. (And why Chicago loves him already.)
    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...