| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I believe Carlos Zambrano.
When he told Comcast SportsNet that only about three teammates contacted him after he was placed on the We’re Sick Of You List, I believe him.
Everything else is a crock.
No, wait, I believe Zambrano when he says he...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Jim Hendry is out as general manager of the Chicago Cubs and assistant GM Randy Bush will take over the job on an interim basis, the team said Friday.
"It's professional baseball ... if you don't win enough games over a couple of years, you can't fight...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Wait, Tom Ricketts is handing out books to the new Cubs on the pride of the most futile team in sports.
Wasn’t “Year One’’ all about denying the stench of the past?
But if the book includes the pride in being ready...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:27 PM
"We didn't win enough games."
General managers, like managers, are hired to be fired. Jim Hendry knew that as well as anyone. He swung for the fences and you can argue that many of the moves that precipitated his downfall were borne of his urgency to...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:06 PM
There was still ivy on its walls the last time he put a uniform on in this Midwest city.
In fact it was only about two miles away from where Ryne Sandberg was sitting in the first base dugout at Victory Field on Monday afternoon.
"It was the old stadium...
| Aug 26, 2011
Rays' Andrew Friedman
Baseball's most competitive division features perhaps its three best front office chiefs and one (the Blue Jays' Alex Anthopoulos) quickly on the rise.
The Yankees' Brian Cashman and the Red Sox's Theo...
| 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...
| May 12, 2011
| 4:21 PM
If baseball superstar Albert Pujols wants to play for the Cubs next season, photos of his much publicized hug with general manager Jim Hendry this week could be a sign of things to come, body language experts say.
Pujols and Hendry shared an embrace...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’
After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door.
Anyway, Quade watched...