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Florida Becoming Chicago South!

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In what can only be described as a shocking move, a Chicago sports figure is moving to Florida. The Chicago Cubs reportedly traded Carlos Zambrano to the Miami Marlins (with approximately $15M) in exchange for Chris Volstad. Volstad’s numbers were mediocre last year, similar in many ways to Zambrano’s in Chicago… but he isn’t loco... Read more »

Cubs, Red Sox Finally Agree On Something

Cubs, Red Sox Finally Agree On Something
Other than hating the Yankees… Reports on Tuesday are that the Red Sox and Cubs have agreed to part of the arrangement that allows Theo Epstein to be part of the Chicago organization. Epstein will be prohibited from adding anyone else from the Red Sox for a period of three years. Earlier this week, the... Read more »

Could You Hate Mark Buehrle?

Could You Hate Mark Buehrle?
Most indications are that Mark Buehrle has thrown his final pitch on the south side of Chicago. One of the heroes from 2005 who will certainly be remembered as one of the best lefties in Sox history, reports are that a number of teams have expressed a more substantial financial interest in Buehrle than Sox... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs Manager Search: One Intriguing Candidate

Chicago Cubs Manager Search: One Intriguing Candidate
As names start getting thrown around as the potential new manager of the Chicago Cubs, new President Theo Epstein drew a hard line in the sand on Wednesday. The new guy will have major league managing or coaching experience. Which means Ryne Sandberg is out. But who could be in? One name fans shouldn’t throw... Read more »

Chicago Cubs, Aramis Ramirez Officially Divorced

Chicago Cubs, Aramis Ramirez Officially Divorced
Late Sunday night, the Chicago Cubs announced that they had finished the formalities of breaking off their relationship with Aramis Ramirez. The Cubs picked up Ramirez’s option for 2012, and the third baseman declined their “invitation.” All this means is the Cubs will receive draft pick compensation if/when Ramirez signs somewhere else. In late September,... Read more »

Theo Epstein Thanks Boston Fans With Full-Page Ad

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Aramis Ramirez: A Chicago Cubs Obituary

Aramis Ramirez: A Chicago Cubs Obituary
It has become painfully clear that Aramis Ramirez is going to take an excruciating decision away from whomever is the next general manager of the Chicago Cubs. Everything he, and his agent, have said to the media over the last few days points to a simple reality: Ramirez is done as the Cubs’ third baseman.... Read more »

Jim Hendry Fired: More Questions Than Answers

Jim Hendry Fired: More Questions Than Answers
On July 22, the Chicago Cubs informed Jim Hendry that he would not return as the general manager of the team. This news breaks today… August 19… Hendry, in an emotional press conference in which he answered all questions, gave his two cents on why he stayed around, how he handled the trade deadline, how... Read more »

Chicago White Sox: The Perfect Trade Target Is...

Chicago White Sox: The Perfect Trade Target Is...
In case you missed it, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen dropped a few F-bombs on reporters last night after another average effort from his players last night. He was absolutely right in his assessment: the team just isn’t that good. The two targets of fans’ angst have been the underwhelming Alex Rios and disappointing Adam... Read more »
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Starlin Castro's First All-Star Game A Success

Starlin Castro's First All-Star Game A Success
In his first appearance at an All-Star Game, at only 21-years-old, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro showed that he belonged. Despite there being an embarassing number of veterans opting to not appear in the game, including Castro’s neighbor at third for the Cubs, Aramis Ramirez, Castro has been one of the top offensive shortstops in the... Read more »