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?
On day that Cubs fans should be celebrating both the departure of Carlos Zambrano and the arrival of super prospect Anthony Rizzo (who was an instrumental part in the trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez to the Red Sox), instead the news cycle on the North Side has been dominated by a bombshell dropped earlier today. Starlin Castro, the star shortstop who has been touted as the next … [Read more...] about Coverage of Castro Accusations Sets Dangerous Precedent
In what historically is a fun event for fans of trades and free agent signings, the Winter Meetings are taking place next week in Dallas, Texas, and GM's of various teams are already starting to talk to the media. Theo Epstein, the Cubs' new President of Baseball Operations, took some time to talk to ESPN.com's Bruce Levine on Thursday, and he had some interesting comments for … [Read more...] about Theo Epstein Talks at Winter Meetings, Reveals Plans for Cubs
It is Friday, so it is time for me to get a little nutty, hopefully funny, and somewhat lovey … dovey. Unfortunately, there is really nothing to talk about as it relates to the Cubs. It has been a very quiet offseason thus far with basically nothing happening. So, I am really at a loss of what to write. Or, I guess just go on and throw it all out there, so let’s get at … [Read more...] about These Chicago Cubs are not your Dad’s Chicago Cubs
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