Posts in category "Tom Ricketts"

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)

What it has come to: no (firetrucks) given about Cubs anymore (um, UPDATE)
In a world where: the Big 10 is now the Big 14 because of “geography”; the owner of the Marlins can essentially trade the Marlins to Toronto, and the Commissioner just yawns and rubber stamps it; two weeks after declaring the Bears as Super Bowl winners, fans want to cut all the players as well... Read more »

Cubs: it's not the losing as much as it is who's doing the losing

Dunno about you, but I find it to be a very bewildering time to be a Cub fan. As far as the whole “Ricketts Family puts hand out for public aid in a city run by Obama’s ex-chief of staff at the same time Pappy Joe decides to finance a Super PAC with the sole... Read more »

Cespedes and Soler - Cubs must end up with one of them

Two promising Cuban outfielders have defected and will be available this spring to the highest bidder.  One is 26 years old and the single season record holder for homeruns in the Cuban League.  The other is 19 and is not the record holder for home runs in the Cuban League, but does have several advantages... Read more »
Advertisement:

For those still wondering why Theo would leave Boston - plus Pujols?

For those still wondering why Theo would leave Boston - plus Pujols?
  We Cubs fans typically could give a spit about what other teams are doing, but have you noticed the Red Sawx still do not have a manager after we allegedly stole Dale Sveum from under them?  Ask yourself this simple question: who do you think typically hires field managers?  The GM, right?  I mean,... Read more »

An Open Letter to Theo

Tomorrow, a happy, confident, and possibly slightly manic Theo Epstein will be sitting down and fielding questions from the Chicago media.  This is naturally something that many of the journalists are dreading, as up to this point most have been satisfied to simply relay messages from/about Theo passed onto them by their Boston contemporaries.  Now... Read more »

Now, Cubs fans, let's bring in the Ryno!

Now, Cubs fans, let's bring in the Ryno!
It appears that Ricketts has done it…he has brought in a Theo Epstein-esque figure.  It happens to be Theo his own bad self.  Kurt is right.  Bringing in Dusty Baker when we did was big.  Soriano was big.  Piniella was big.  This is big-cubed.  Get yourself to your local college, and learn some basic statistics,... Read more »
Advertisement:

It's a done deal - Epstein the Cubs GM

The Tribune is reporting that Theo Epstein and the Cubs have come to an agreement – 5 years, $15 million, and the weight of some heavy expectations. I’ll allow smarter folks than myself to elaborate with the traditional wall-o’-posts* but I will say that this is perhaps the first time in my life that the... Read more »

Cubs and Theo: too good to be true?

Cubs and Theo: too good to be true?
Since Jim Hendry was let go this summer, all anyone in Cub Nation has talked about is getting a “Theo Epstein Disciple”, someone who knows the values of stats and performance, someone who knows how to build, and somebody who can work through decades of psychic baggage. Ho-lee cats….we can actually have Theo Epstein?  And... Read more »

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me

Someone yelled, Who Fired Jim Hendry?, when after all, it was you and me
Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name. As I write this, we are down 3-1 to the Cardinals.  I thought we would instantly be better?? Well, even if we get stomped by the Evil Satanic Fowl, today is a good day, as you might expect, now that Jim Hendry’s termination was announced.  I... Read more »
Advertisement:

It is time for me to vent about the 2011 Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are dead last in the major leagues at stealing bases. At drawing walks.  At batting average with runners on third with less than two outs. At fielding percentage.  At committing errors, by a wide margin. At issuing walks.  At WHIP.  At runs given up.  At earned runs given up.  In fact, in... Read more »