Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cubs Notes...

With the Ricketts Family completing the deal for the Cubs more rumors and notes have came out about the team, Lou, and Jimbo. Lets take a look-

- Gordon Wittenmyer talked to Aramis Ramirez who said "I hope he stays... He's done his job" in regards to Jim Hendry.

- He also said that Sweet Lou intends to manage the Cubs next season, which is the final year of his contract. Lou says the sale of the Cubs is a good reason to stay. I agree with him.

- Looks like Lou has had enough of Soriano. He is in the dog house and got benched today.

- Sam Fuld is a human highlight reel and should stay on this team this year and the next couple years. What an all out kind of guy!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tribune Sells Cubs and Wrigley..

The Tribune Company finally sold the Cubs to Ricketts family. This process started two and a half years ago and was slowed by many things including the Tribune claiming bankruptcy. The Rickets family bought the Cubs, Wrigley Field, and 25% of Comcast Sports Net for nearly 845 million dollars. Major League Baseball needs to approve the transaction but that will not be an issue.

Thank goodness this is almost over!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hendry and Lou News... Other stuff...

- Cubs GM Jim Hendry takes responsibility for the team's disappointing season.

- Jon Heyman of says there is not way Lou is fired after picking his 4 million dollar option for next season. I tend to agree with him.

- Scott Miller of CBS Sports says that Lou may not decide to manage next season but if he quits then he will not manage anywhere else.

-'s Jayson Stark talked to a scout that said Billy Wagner could help any team. He was placed on waivers on the 19th. The Cubs should claim Wagner and just pay his salary. Lets be honest, the Cubs need pen help and if the want to make a run they need to make a move now.

- A quote from Jim Hendry- "There has to be a sense of urgency" talking about the Chicago Cubs.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gregg Closer No More....

- It is about time and maybe too late. Pinella just announce that Kevin Gregg is no longer the closer and that the job now belongs to Carlos Marmol (who has been just as inconsistent). Lou also said that the pen roles will be altered some. I think the Cubs need to revamp this pen some this year and sign 2 or 3 relievers next season. I think the Cubs need to call up John Gaub. He is the closer the Cubs need right now.

- It maybe getting two late for the Cubs. They are 6 games out and looking up at a Cardinals team that is not only pitching well but hitting very well. A lot of the Cubs' woes can be blamed on injuries but the rest has to fall on the coaching staff and Jim Hendry for compiling this team of individuals and not teammates. If the Cubs lose anymore I think it is time to clean house, starting with Rothchild and Lou.

Lets Hope for a Turn Around Cub Fans!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Not Too Much....

With Hendry being quite on the waiver wire, it has been a slow August for rumors. But here is some things of note-

- The Cubs sign CF Kyung-min Na to 725K. He is claimed to be the fastest baseball player Korean High School. No video or information on him yet but I will let you know as soon as I do.

- Aram looks like he will start today and Bradley looked decent yesterday so the Cubs may be on the road to becoming healthy.

- Maybe I was wrong about Jeff Baker?! He is batting .333 with a .389 OBP with 2 homers in just 66 ABs. I will say maybe I am wrong about this kid.

That is it for now Cub fans.