Cubs Speculation

Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Now that the gauntlet has been dropped and there will be a new sheriff in town - eventually - let me take a look at what a new statistically inclined general manager may think of the current crop of Cubbies with the predisposition that the Cubs are not going into some full 3-year rebuild mode. That may be a faulty assumption on my part, but I assume the Ricketts would at the very least like to make the appearance of contending and with nearly $50M coming off the books and even more after 2012, no reason a savvy GM could not make things a lot more interesting, rather quickly.

Let me preface this with the explanation that this is intended more as a look at who may stay and who may go, then who will they try to bring in, although they'll certainly be some of that mixed in.

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  • Rob Richardson 4 hours 14 min ago view
  • Can't teach height and thinness

    jacos 6 hours 9 min ago view
  • Hopefully Pirates don't call up A. Lincoln.

    jacos 15 hours 39 min ago view
  • j.buchanan going friday...should be...baseball...or something like it.

    crunch 15 hours 47 min ago view
  • Wow. I didn't know they could do that.

    Nice for Willson, not so much for Addy.

    billybucks 16 hours 3 min ago view
  • Game is officially called...also officially a tie.

    Stats count, no make-up date of course.

     

    Rob G. 16 hours 5 min ago view
  • Yeah -- seeing the weather -- I hope KB and Rizz are inside, wrapped in blankets and drinking hot chocolate.

    billybucks 16 hours 51 min ago view
  • rain delay...thanks obama.

    crunch 17 hours 30 min ago view
  • Thanks again Phil. We actually were in Mesa and drove around. Hopefully, I am back for some Fall League. If not I have all of spring training (like the smart people who move here!)

    rvimpeny 18 hours 33 min ago view
  • What Rob G said.  I can't speak for Piittsburgh, but the other end of the state has had absolute crap weather for two days. Perfect day to take it easy.

    Transmission 18 hours 37 min ago view
  • tarp came off 10 minutes ago...let's do this.

    crunch 18 hours 51 min ago view
  • He will not pitch another game for Cubs

    /Unless injury in playoffs

    jacos 19 hours 8 min ago view
  • ~fart~

    jacos 19 hours 9 min ago view
  • Today is bullpen day

    jacos 19 hours 9 min ago view
  • 10/450 if they win WS

    jacos 19 hours 10 min ago view
  • Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Even though Hammel is missing start, don't assume he'll not be on #Cubs postseason roster. Maddon says elbow problem isn't that bad

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon on #Cubs postseason rotation: "I don't want to announce anything. We haven't talked to anybody yet"

    Carrie Muskat [email protected]
    Maddon hopes Soler can take BP in Cincy, play in sim game Tue. "All of that should give us some kind of indication of where he's at"

    crunch 19 hours 27 min ago view