Posts tagged Chicago Cubs

CUBS’ BRYANT OFF TO TORRID AFL START

CUBS’ BRYANT OFF TO TORRID AFL START

3B Kris Bryant, the #2 overall selection in the 2013 First Year Player Draft, played well in 36 minor league games this year but he is starting off even better in the Arizona Fall League. After six games and 26 ABs, Bryant already has four HRs and 12 RBI to go along with a slash line of […]

ICHIRO TO YANKEES HIGHLIGHTS DEADLINE DEALS

ICHIRO TO YANKEES HIGHLIGHTS DEADLINE DEALS

The 2012 Non-Waiver Trade Deadline looms ahead and on  Monday the dominos continued to fall with several high-profile moves. The market has been altered with the new collective bargaining agreement that has done away with compensation picks from years past. Also in play is an added wildcard playoff spot, which puts more teams in contentions and […]

THEO BRINGS IN HOYER, MCLEOD

THEO BRINGS IN HOYER, MCLEOD

The front office roles for the Cubs are taking shape as many had speculated since Theo Epstein became the club’s president of baseball operations. The Chicago Tribune is reporting tonight that Padres GM Jed Hoyer and scouting director Jason McLeod will leave San Diego for Chicago’s north side. Hoyer will reportedly be named Executive Vice […]

CUBS, RED SOX ANNOUNCEMENTS TUESDAY

CUBS, RED SOX ANNOUNCEMENTS TUESDAY

It used to be that there was a code of etiquette regarding the World Series that dictated that no major announcements would be made that could take away any attention from the Fall Classic. That protocol has slowly eroded and during Tuesday’s travel day, the sports world will have its eyes directed toward two famously underachieving […]

OFFICIAL: THEO TO THE CUBS

OFFICIAL: THEO TO THE CUBS

37-year old Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a five-year deal that is worth over $15M, reports ESPN.com. The magic that Theo brought to Boston may have run out, with two-straight third-place finishes and no playoff wins since 2008. But that doesn’t even register as a dry spell for the Cubbies. […]

EPSTEIN TO CUBS RUMORS HEATING UP

EPSTEIN TO CUBS RUMORS HEATING UP

There has been speculation that Theo Epstein would join the Red Sox since August. Now that speculation has yielded in favor of unnamed sources that say a deal is imminent. With everything as cryptic as it is, this is a hard story to report on, but it is so prominent on the internet now that […]

CUBS FIRE GM HENDRY

CUBS FIRE GM HENDRY

After 17 years with the Cubs organization, the last nine as GM, Jim Hendry was dismissed today and replaced on an interim basis by assistant GM Randy Bush. Hendry was the third longest-tenured GM in the National League. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said he would go outside the organization to hire a full-time GM. Hendry […]

INDIANS DEAL FOR FUKUDOME

INDIANS DEAL FOR FUKUDOME

The Cleveland Indians, surprising contenders in the AL Central, have acquired OF Kosuke Fukudome from the Cubs for two minor leaguers. Fukudome, 34, is owed $4.7M on his 2011 contract and the Indians will only pay $775,000 of it. Going to Chicago are single-A OF Abner Abreu and AAA P Carlton Smith. Neither minor leaguer was […]

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