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Quade out, Theo starts clean-up

Quade out, Theo starts clean-up

Harvey Keitel has a great role in the movie Pulp Fiction.  He plays “Winston/Mr. Wolf,” a guy that specializes in cleaning up your mess.   While I previously compared Theo Epstein to a North Side version of Obama,  Theo could also be compared to Mr. Wolf. He’s here to clean up the mess; he’s here to…

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Bob Brenly for manager

Bob Brenly for manager

As of 11:00 am CST on October 25th, Theo Epstein has been announced as the Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations.  Almost immediately, there were questions about the status of Mike Quade (in fact, it was the first question asked to Theo by Bruce Levine).  Further questions will arise on whether or not the organization will…

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2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs.  Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs.   THE GOOD   Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average.  Back in July I said, “his batting average won’t…

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To Mike Quade, the kids aren't alright

To Mike Quade, the kids aren’t alright

If you watch “Chicago Tribune Live” as much as I do, you would know that host David Kaplan is adamant about “the kids” getting a respectable amount of playing time for the Chicago Cubs.  I adamantly agree with him.  Bryan LaHair is usually the first player brought up by Kaplan as LaHair has shown the…

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