Posts tagged "Jed Hoyer"

Waiting for the pieces to fall in...

Waiting for the pieces to fall in...
In between (finally!) cleaning up the science lab at school, trying to find a mortgage company that would give us a favorable deal (wow, responsibility!) and waiting for Santa to arrive, I was also keeping an eye on the twitters to see what else would happen.  It seems that the Padres have decided to step... Read more »

The Super-Creative Jon Lester Contract

The Super-Creative Jon Lester Contract
Jon Lester agreed to a contract to pitch for the Chicago Cubs last week.  He was introduced to the public today as an official member of the Cubs, and is now on the 40-man roster (it’s full).  You’ll notice that Lester got Kerry Wood‘s old number, but it’s cool:   Jon Lester says he chose... Read more »

Welcome to Chicago, Jon Lester

Welcome to Chicago, Jon Lester
Today, the Chicago Cubs officially introduced their new ace pitcher, Jon Lester in a press conference at a posh Chicago restaurant that I will probably never go to because I can’t afford it.  Here are some highlights. Theo Epstein spoke first, introducing Lester and his family.  He thanked everyone involved in the process of bringing... Read more »
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The Chicago Cubs Sign Jon Lester (Official)

The Chicago Cubs Sign Jon Lester (Official)
The move you have been waiting all off season for has finally happened, and I am not talking about the trade the Chicago Cubs made for Miguel Montero.  As teams continued to drop out of the running through the night, the Cubs stayed alive, vanquishing the Boston Red Sox, and signed their top target Jon... Read more »

Something Something Jon Lester

Something Something Jon Lester
So are you eager to hear Jon Lester‘s decision? Tough luck…we’ll have to wait just a bit more:   interested parties believe the eagerly awaited lester call could come as early as tomorrow #redsox #cubs #SFGiants #dodgers — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 8, 2014 Now there’s some sort of good news on that front: Sources:... Read more »

Saturday "Morning" Cubs Thinks

Saturday "Morning" Cubs Thinks
Technically, anything before noon is “morning” so this will have to do.  I’ve been very tired slogging through this first semester of teaching and it shows:   Crud, I must be tired. Saw the word “apology” and thought, “isn’t the study of primates called something else?” — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) December 6, 2014   Anyway,... Read more »
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Random thoughts on La Stella while waiting for a big move

Random thoughts on La Stella while waiting for a big move
It is an anxious tension that this entire offseason has brought me. The Cubs jumped the start of the offseason with the managerial swap of Joe Maddon for Rick Renteria. This felt emblematic of a crescendo of good vibes spreading from Wrigley for the first time since perhaps the Theo Epstein hire. The Cubs major... Read more »

Jed Hoyer talks with Kap & Haugh

Jed Hoyer talks with Kap & Haugh
Just a few notes on this pre-Thanksgiving morning as Jed Hoyer talks with David Kaplan and David Haugh on 87.7 FM The Game.  As an aside, what a rough go for former ChicagoNow guru Julie DiCaro and her colleagues to find out they lost their jobs in that manner.  Julie and her co-hosts should get... Read more »

2015 and Beyond

2015 and Beyond
Here’s a bit of good news for the Chicago Cubs business folks:   #Cubs announce they’ve reached season ticket capacity for 2015, and waiting list is now at 51,000 people — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) November 11, 2014   Meanwhile, my place in line: LRT I’m now at 44908 — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) November 11, 2014... Read more »
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The Beauty of Having Options

The Beauty of Having Options
Once upon a time, give or take three or four years ago, the Chicago Cubs didn’t have a lot of options. They were an aging club, bereft of impact talent, operating on fumes at the major league level while the minor leagues rested on the hopes of guys like Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, now... Read more »