Levine: Jim Hendry, Jason McLeod Also In The Mix For Mariners GM JobThe White Sox's Kenny Williams isn't the only executive with a Chicago connection who could get a call from Seattle, Bruce Levine writes.
Levine: Samardzija Deal Could Be A Hit For Player, Team, CityThe White Sox's trade for Jeff Samardzija is a dream come true for the pitcher.
Baffoe: Goodbye To Barney Another Goodbye To HendryDarwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.
Baffoe: The First Draft of Ricketts' Wrigley Expansion MessageCubs owner Tom Ricketts has had it with the rooftop owners.
Levine: Cubs Name Ted Lilly As Special Assistant To President/General ManagerFormer Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will work under Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.
Ofman: Soriano Wasn't Worth It I'm a bit flummoxed by those who heaped a whole lot of love on Alfonso Soriano upon his departure. They called him a good influence in the clubhouse and a guy who learned to play left field. And there were actually some misguided fans (and even media folk) who were sorry to see him go.
Zuba: Cubs Introduce Back-Up Plan JacksonThe Cubs wanted Anibal Sanchez. That much was obvious after the team officially announced the signing of right-hander Edwin Jackson to a four-year contract worth $52 million on Wednesday.
Baffoe: Not Buying The ‘New’ ZambranoNo smashing. No yelling. No cursing in Spanglish. No kidnapping a comely blonde bleacher bummette and climbing to the top of the manual scoreboard as military and police aircraft fire upon him.
Bernstein: Be Careful, Kerry WoodWood needs to be careful if he wants his post-career vision to be realized, and actual baseball is only a part of it.
Report: Yankees Hire Hendry After 17 seasons with the Cubs, Jim Hendry has found a new home in New York.
Bernstein: Ready For Zambrano, Again?I’m done with Carlos Zambrano. The Cubs, however, may not be.
Ricketts Working On Extension For KenneyThe Cubs are working on a contract extension for embattled President of Business Operations Crane Kenney, Tom Ricketts said Tuesday.

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