Monday saw the Chicago Cubs move from damage control mode to the damage repair phase of addressing the fallout caused by Joe Ricketts' leaked emails. The billionaire TD Ameritrade founder, already previously notorious for holding some bigoted and racist world views, saw his e-mail messages that conveyed severe Islamophobia, consistent bigotry and belief in bizarre conspiracy … [Read more...] about Cubs Initiate Genuine Damage Repair After Ricketts’ Islamophobic, Bigoted Emails, Announce CAIR Partnership
When the Cubs acquired Miguel Montero in a trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed free agent David Ross away from the Boston Red Sox, it was presumed that incumbent catcher Welington Castillo would be a former Cub by opening day. However, opening day, a 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, came and went and Castillo is still a Cub. … [Read more...] about Cubs wise to keep Welington Castillo as third catcher
The Chicago Cubs today sent a player to be named later to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later. Sounds spine tingling, the Cubs also through in pitcher Chris Carpenter. With this trade, compensation for Theo Epstein joining the Cubs as the team’s President is complete. … [Read more...] about Cubs and Red Sox trade players to be named later, and Chris Carpenter
"As the Cubs' draft went on, we were sitting around in our draft room and we could tell what they were doing. We said 'hey, they get it, they're finally getting it'....That got my attention, the attention of a lot of other people in the game." Those words, spoken by Theo Epstein at his introductory news conference in Chicago in October of last year, speak volumes about the … [Read more...] about Plenty of Depth, Lack of Pizzazz Defines Cubs’ Farm System
After a day dominated by headlines about Kerry Wood returning to the North Side, day two of the Cubs Convention in Chicago was marked by headlines in other areas. New changes to Wrigley Field were discussed, some free agency matters were addressed by the Cubs’ head honchos, and there was plenty of reaction both positive and negative to all of it. … [Read more...] about Cubs Cause Stir With Big Announcements at Convention
After months of speculation as to whether or not he would return to the North Side, reliever Kerry Wood revealed his decision on Friday night by being the last player introduced at the Cubs Convention at the Hilton Chicago. The event, always geared toward recognizing the new faces the team has brought in over the winter, as well as appreciate the club's history, but this time, … [Read more...] about Kerry Wood Thrills Convention Goers, Re-signs with Cubs
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?
Theo Epstein sent a message of rebuilding today. Actually he already sent that message earlier this week when he said that the Chicago Cubs were not interested in acquiring Prince Fielder. It's clear: a youth movement, rebuilding from scratch is going on in Chicago. Today, Theo acquired left-handed pitcher Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and minor league infielder … [Read more...] about Cubs Deal Sean Marshall to the Reds; get Young Players in Return