In a tumultuous off-season for the Chicago Cubs, there have been a slew of players who have found themselves on the outside looking in with the new regime of Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer doing some serious housecleaning. Aramis Ramirez has departed to Milwaukee, Carlos Pena won’t be brought back by the club, and Carlos Zambrano, Tyler Colvin, Sean Marshall, and Andrew Cashner … [Read more...] about Big Questions in Cubdom: Should the Cubs Re-sign Kerry Wood?
Before leaving Dallas and the Winter Meetings on Thursday, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer did manage to make one move. No, it wasn't signing Albert Pujols or CJ Wilson (both of whom signed with the Angels), but instead it was a trade, acquiring third baseman Ian Stewart from the Colorado Rockies. They also acquired minor … [Read more...] about Cubs Trade Tyler Colvin to Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart
After weeks of speculation and several years of futility, a new era finally began in Chicago baseball on Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs named Theo Epstein their new President of Baseball Operations. He brings with him the obvious pedigree of winning two championships as GM of the Boston Red Sox, but perhaps more importantly, he has shown an ability to make moves that may not seem … [Read more...] about New Era in Cubdom: Five Ideas for Theo Epstein
With the off day yesterday, the DL debacle and Dempster’s destruction, it is time to just get it all out and rant like nuts about all things Chicago Cubs. So, let’s get it on … • Dempster does not look good. In fact, he looks bad. • I feel like with need a real-life version of ESPN’s fantasy baseball commercial, where Quade sits down with Marmol, Wood and Marshall and … [Read more...] about Rotator Cuffs and Forearms Seriously Frustrating to Cubs Fans
Hello again, everybody. We are a week removed from the Cubs Convention, and like they say, there is never really an off-season when the hot stove is sizzling. More moves, more thoughts, more rumors, and more pontificating from the masses … just another week for the Cubs. It is cold in Chicago. When it was 20 degrees warmer it is was freezing. Now it is mind numbing, … [Read more...] about Some Cubbies Ramblings During a Deep Freeze