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  • Near the cellar, it’s time for Cubs to be sellers

     
    After Carlos Marmol blew his seventh save on Thursday night, (and almost blew the game this afternoon) it's time for the Cubs to start looking for suitors for Marmol and other players.  With each game passing, it becomes more evident that the 2011 Chicago...
  • Trade inactivity should seal Jim Hendry’s fate

     
    The MLB Trade Deadline has officially passed and Jim Hendry and the Chicago Cubs only managed to make one move by trading Kosuke Fukudome.  The relative inactivity will most likely (and hopefully) be the end of Jim Hendry as we know him.  Fans were...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Cubs waste strong effort from Carlos Zambrano

    HOUSTON -- A controversy-free day for Carlos Zambrano is as rare as a Chicago winter without potholes. In the last two weeks, Zambrano has smashed a Gatorade dispenser, bumped an umpire, received a six-game suspension, missed the team charter and...
  • Players aren't surprised by Sammy Sosa steroid allegation

    No one in the Cubs and White Sox clubhouses expressed surprise at the allegation Tuesday that Sammy Sosa tested positive for steroids in 2003, including his fellow Dominicans and Frank Thomas, who watched Sosa grow from a skinny South Side teammate to a...