Archive for November, 2008

Tis the Season

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November 28, 2008   Posted in: Site Update  No Comments

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  A big THANK YOU from me to you for reading Stat of the Week. Each week I do a Stat of the Week radio segment on WSCR—670 The Score in Chicago. Ninety percent of the time I focus on the Chicago teams. For my web and email Stat of the Week, […]

November 27, 2008   Posted in: John Dewan  No Comments

Hot Stove not so hot yet

With Ryan Dempster signed, sealed and delivered back to Wrigley Field for the next four years, it now appears the Cubs are not so eager to back up the truck for the services of Jake Peavy. Manager Lou Piniella made comments over the weekend that starting pitching is all set, but they will look for a veteran arm […]

November 26, 2008   Posted in: Hot Stove, Jim Hendry, Lou Piniella, observations, players, roster  No Comments

Mark Cuban Bid for Cubs in Jeopardy

This morning’s edition of Crain’s Chicago Business reported Tribune chairman Sam Zell is determined to select a winning bid for Cubs by the end of this year. The article stated final bids are due November 26 and the winning bidder would purchase a controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs baseball franchise. Later this morning the […]

November 17, 2008   Posted in: biz of baseball, Team Ownership  One Comment

Kerry Wood caught in the act

Kerry Wood quietly rolls a ball across the Cubs dugout to a young fan. Wood is a class act – he will be missed as his Cubs career came to an end yesterday.

November 14, 2008   Posted in: photo of the day  2 Comments

Cubs lose Wood, gain Awards

It’s tough for a guy to take a break around here!  Just in the past week the Chicago Cubs have acquired Kevin Gregg from the Marlins, publicly announced Kerry Wood‘s career in blue pinstripes is over, Lou Piniella has won NL Manager of the Year, Carlos Zambrano the Silver Slugger award for NL pitchers, and […]

November 14, 2008   Posted in: awards, Hot Stove, Lou Piniella, observations, players, roster  No Comments