Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.
On the surface, it would appear the Cubs settled with Rick Renteria as their new manager.
With Girardi’s unsurprising snub in mind, my concern is that by firing Dale Sveum a year before his contract ended, Theo Epstein & Co. have really stepped in it.
To his credit, Theo Epstein has never claimed to be the smartest guy in the room, let alone in baseball.
Former Indians manager Manny Acta reportedly interviewed for the Cubs managerial position Monday.
In order to last 29 years in the booth like Hawk has, you have to be doing something right.
Find the right guy, even if if he’s not the known guy.
When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the Cubs’ baseball operations, one of their first moves was to dismiss then-manager Mike Quade.
Until a true winning mentality emerges in the front office at Clark & Addison, changing managers on the field doesn’t much matter.
It has been a pretty long-held notion that at a certain point in our lives we are beyond teaching.
Edwin Jackson returned to the mound after a 66-minute rain delay and pitched eight solid innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Wednesday for their only victory of the four-game series.
Sveum acknowledged that it’s ultimately team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer’s decision, but he doubts the duo will move the right-hander.
Is Starlin Castro turning the corner again?
The Cubs are approaching a deal with Taiwanese right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng, according to multiple reports.
Guys who can pitch like Matt Garza don’t grow on trees.
Let’s go already. What are you waiting for? Matt Garza is still a Cub. He shouldn’t be.
In what could be a dramatic turnaround, the Cubs are now considering keeping righthanded starter Matt Garza on the North Side of Chicago.
It’s an interesting question the Cubs should maybe consider.
All we have of actual substance for the next couple months is baseball. Cold, cruel Chicago baseball.
Today on The McNeil and Spiegel Show, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer let Stewart know how the Cubs’ brass viewed his comments.