The search for a Cubs TV color analyst seems to be down to five men. And in typical Cub fashion not a one of the names is terribly exciting.
The Cubs search for Bob Brenly’s replacement might end sooner rather than later.
Aramis Ramirez has been one of the better hitters in baseball during the second half. Since late June, he is batting .288 with 16 home runs and 38 RBIs.
Despite his 4.99 ERA and 5-6 record this season, Ryan Dempster might be one of the few Cubs players who draws interest from other teams as the trade deadline approaches.
One of, if not the the only reason to watch the Cubs this season has been shortstop Starlin Castro. But as exciting as he’s been to watch, there are some who feel he makes too many mistakes to remain a shortstop.
Despite being given a vote of confidence by team chairman Tom Ricketts, Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade can’t be pleased with the way he and his team have performed this season.
The Chicago Cubs’ season continues to drag on, it becomes more and more apparent that the club won’t contend for the division title this season, and needs some serious help if it wants to contend in the next few years.
Injuries and poor performances int he starting rotation has added to the work load of the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen. It’s a problem that the organization didn’t foresee coming into the season.
When the Tribune Company owned the Cubs, fans pretty much knew how the team was going to be run, the Tribune’s main focus was to make money. When the Ricketts family purchased the Cubs, they promised a change in philosophy.
With each of the past few seasons, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano has heard his name be mentioned as one that the Cubs might think about trading.
Second-year shortstop Starlin Castro got off to a great start to the 2011 season. He’s been better than anyone could have expected. But as Castro exceeded expectations, the Cubs moved him into the three-hole in the lineup.
The Chicago White Sox are expected to be compete for the AL Central title and make a run into the playoffs, their North Side counter parts, on the other hand, have more modest expectations.
Santa isn’t the only one making a list and checking it twice this week. The Chicago Cubs are, too, as their search for an analyst to replace the late Ron Santo in the team’s radio booth is now underway.