Found August 16, 2012 on The Windy Apple:
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jimmybutlercubs Spotted: Jimmy Butler At Cubs Game

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August 15: Jimmy Butler threw out the first pitch on at the Chicago Cubs game on Wednesday. The Cubs beat the Astros 7-2.

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Cubs fire VP of player personnel Oneri Fleita

The Chicago Cubs have fired vice president of player personnel Oneri Fleita. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday that more front office changes were imminent for the 45-70 Cubs. Fleita joined the organization in 1995. He was the manager of the club's Class-A affiliate and also oversaw extended spring training. After spending time as an area scout and...

Cubs oust player personnel director

The struggling Chicago Cubs have dismissed Oneri Fleita, the former head of their minor-league organization and international scouting operations. Fleita had been with the club for 17 seasons in various capacities. He joined the Cubs in 1995 as a minor league manager and was named a vice president of player personnel in 2007. “I'm very grateful for the opportunity for my...

Cubs' Garza looking less likely to return this season

The Chicago Cubs have some decisions to make with their starting pitching. For the injured Matt Garza, it's beginning to look as if time might run out on a return to the rotation this season. And for Jeff Samardzija, the team says it's monitoring his workload but has no plans to shut him down. Garza has not pitched since July 21 because of what the Cubs say is a stress...

Fleita out in Cubs' front-office shakeup

The evolution of the Cubs' front office continues. Team president Theo Epstein might have raised a few eyebrows Wednesday with the firing of longtime minor-league fixture Oneri Fleita. Less than a year ago, team owner Tom Ricketts gave Fleita four-year contract extension. Fleita had served the Cubs since 1995 in various capacities relating to the minor leagues. His most...

Shark Week: The Jeff Samardzija Evaluation

We are in the midst of one of the greatest weeks of the year folks. That’s right, it is Shark Week ladies and gentleman! No better time to try and figure out the real fantasy value of Jeff “The Shark” Samardzija than by taking a bite out of his numbers! You see, The Shark has actually been very solid for the Cubbies this season. Even more solid than his 8-10 record would...

Reds get another crack at Travis Wood

Last week against the Chicago Cubs, the Cincinnati Reds couldn't get much going against former teammate Travis Wood, who admitted having some extra motivation in facing his old club for the first time. Cincinnati could be in for more of the same when Wood returns to Great American Ball Park in the opener of a four-game series Friday night. The NL Central-leading Reds (71-47)...

Chicago Cubs ramblings on the way to a 100 loss season

After a week off, thanks to life getting in the way of a good rant, Ramblings are back and better than ever.  Well, hopefully these are at least decent.  Basically, I just hope you enjoy them a little bit.  Or more. So let’s go … ·      If Wrigley is a hitter’s park, how would one describe the Ballpark at Arlington?   ·      Can the Cubs play the Astros 162...

Cubs sign Horacio Ramirez

#reminder { background: #BECDC6; padding: 6px; font-size: 12px; margin: 0px 12px 8px 12px; } Contest reminder: Don't forget to enter our contest to win The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD set. It runs through Sunday, August 19. According to Carrie Muskat, the Cubs have signed Horacio Ramirez. The Cubs have signed left-handed pitcher Horacio Ramirez to a Minor League...

Chicago Cubs team up with Groupon for fan experience

Groupon just went Epic. Groupon, a Chicago-based daily deal website, is currently running a deal for the ultimate Cubs fan, that allows the fan to do everything but play in the actual ball game. Specifically, the Groupon deal has the winner receiving a fully personalized Cubs uniform, a personal tour of Wrigley, hold a press conference, and press box seats. The buyer will also...

#reminder { background: #BECDC6; padding: 6px; font-size: 12px; margin: 0px 12px 8px 12px; } Contest reminder: Don't forget to enter our contest to win The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs DVD set. It runs through Sunday, August 19.   Iowa   Dave Sappelt went 0-4.    Smokies   Matt Szczur went 1-4 with a double and has raised his average in AA to .230. Nick Struck allowed...

It's Firing Day

A bit of an old news at this point, but the previous thread is overloaded with yet another should the Cubs spend or wait to develop some talent first argument? A good 2-3 years more of that discussion...I'm excited. The big news is that the Cubs fired Oneri Fleita, VP Of player personnel. Of course, last September, Fleita was about to jump ship to the Detroit Tigers and Ricketts...

Vogelbach not worried about uncertain future

Daniel Vogelbach is working to transform his game, hoping to become a more complete player at first base. As he works toward that goal, his future remains uncertain, with Anthony Rizzo's presence in the Cubs' lineup. Vogelbach isn't concerned about what his future holds. Instead, he's focused on making improvements each day.

Prime Nine: Chicago Cubs

The Rockies are shocked at where they are in the standings, but the Cubs and Astros fully expected to be in the place where they are now. 2012 has been a lot less about competing on the field than clearing the deck to make sure that 2013 and beyond won’t be quite as painful. To that end, the Cubs managed to trade Marlon Byrd, Ryan Dempster, Geovany Soto, Paul Maholm...
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