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Sunday, January 10, 2021

This small nation is crazy about the Cubs

The Belizean love affair with the Cubs began back in 1981. Television came to the nation in the early 1980s and a local entrepreneurial couple, Arthur and Marie Hoare, formed their own station. The only problem was that they forgot to buy programming.

So, they figured out how to pirate and broadcast WGN, the local Chicago station that airs the Bulls, a few soap operas and, most importantly, Chicago Cubs games. For many years, it was the only channel that was available in homes, bars and restaurants around the country. All 162 North Sider games were there for Belize’s watching.

“As [WGN’s] signal was relayed into Belize City by the Hoares, ‘world and country’ were glued to their television sets to see the mighty Cubs win or lose (mostly lose),” wrote local politician Michael Finnegan back in 2013.

Nobody’s too sure why WGN was chosen. At the time, Chicago residents believed it was because of a sizable Belizean population in the city and the fact that the two regions shared the same time zone. WGN also probably proved one of the easier channels to steal. Either way, the fan base grew, even during losing seasons in the early ‘80s. They had favorite players, they waved flags and they, of course, fell in love with Harry Caray.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 10, 2021 at 10:54 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

Monday, January 04, 2021

Marquee Sports Network hires Jon ‘Boog’ Sciambi as play-by-play announcer

Marquee Sports Network had to get this hire right after Len Kasper, the popular Cubs play-by-play TV voice, left for White Sox radio.

With the announcement of the hire of Jon ‘Boog’ Sciambi of ESPN as the new Cubs PBP announcer Monday, they hit a home run.

During his time at ESPN, Sciambi has contributed to ESPN Radio’s MLB World Series coverage as an on-site studio host, while providing post-game, on-field interviews for ESPN’s SportsCenter. He also has held play-by-play duties for both the College and Little League World Series. His time at the network dates to 2005, when he began doing play-by-play for select college basketball and MLB games, and he has continued in play-by-play for both sports during his tenure at ESPN.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 04, 2021 at 12:04 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jon sciambi, marquee network

Monday, December 28, 2020

Padres agree to deal for Darvish

The Padres are doubling down in their search for an ace. San Diego agreed to a seven-player deal with the Cubs on Monday, acquiring right-hander Yu Darvish, according to sources.

Neither club has confirmed a deal, which is likely pending physicals.

Along with Darvish, the Padres will acquire catcher Victor Caratini in exchange for right-hander Zach Davies and shortstop Reginald Preciado (San Diego’s 11th-ranked prospect per MLB Pipeline), outfielder Owen Caissie (13th), outfielder Ismael Mena (15th) and shortstop Yeison Santana (16th), a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 28, 2020 at 10:23 PM | 84 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, padres, yu darvish

Friday, December 04, 2020

Len Kasper is leaving Marquee Sports Network… for White Sox radio

Len’s reasons for switching Chicago jobs had nothing to do with any displeasure with his position with Marquee, writes Sharma:

Kasper, who turns 50 in January, has always been passionate about radio and relished his opportunities to sit in on radio broadcasts with Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer during the fifth inning of nationally televised games. Sources indicated that there was no bad blood between Kasper and management at Marquee and the decision came from Kasper’s desire to shift mediums.

It’s also well known that Kasper has always wanted to call a World Series. With games on national television come playoff time, this would be Kasper’s best chance….


Next question: Who will replace him? Sharma’s article has the likely answer:

Multiple sources told The Athletic that Chris Myers is a leading candidate to replace Kasper in the Marquee Sports Network booth alongside analyst Jim Deshaies.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 04, 2020 at 10:08 AM | 48 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, white sox

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Ricketts family gets a landmark tax break on Wrigley Field just in time to gut the Cubs

But there’s always an endgame, and with Wrigley on the precipice of gaining landmark status, they’re becoming clear. There’s a pretty immense tax credit that comes along with it, namely 20 percent of the costs of the improvements.

It’s a little hard to figure out just how much that will be, but when Fenway gained that status it was worth $40 million in credits to them, and that was eight years ago. The Cubs have claimed that all of their development work cost them $1 billion, but a lot of that was for the neighborhood around Wrigley, which might not apply. But you can be sure they’re going to claim as much as they can of that $1 billion went into the park, though. Even if half of that total was spent on the park itself, and that’s not a stretch, that’s some $100 million in credits going back to the Cubs. You can do the math all the way down from there. Which just so happens to be around the amount the Cubs are claiming they lost in the 2020 season. Even if that’s spread over a few years, it’s certainly a welcome and lovely injection.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 19, 2020 at 01:37 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, tom ricketts

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Theo Epstein to Step Down as Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations

Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein will step down from his role with the team later this week and leave the organization, the club announced Tuesday.

Epstein, who guided the Cubs to the 2016 World Series championship and oversaw a massive overhaul in the team’s baseball operations department, will officially step down on Friday, the team said in a press release.

According to the Cubs, General Manager Jed Hoyer will take over the role as the new president of baseball operations.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 17, 2020 at 12:15 PM | 69 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, theo epstein

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Analyzing the Cubs’ rotation going into 2021

“I think going into the year, we were hoping that Adbert could develop into a major-league starter, and now we see one,” team president Theo Epstein said last month. “And he’s somebody I think is prime to slide into the rotation, and that still leaves at least one open spot and the need to add some depth moving forward.”

The Cubs likely will look outside the organization for depth, as well. Free agents Marcus Stroman and Kevin Gausman both signed their $18.9 million qualifying offers from the Mets and Giants, respectively. While there are still several intriguing names available, such as Corey Kluber, Jake Odorizzi and Anthony DeSclafani, one name stands out from the others.

Right-hander Chris Archer hits the market after the Pirates declined his $11 million option for 2020. Archer, 32, has hit a rough patch over the last few years and has looked like a shell of himself with the Pirates. The right-hander was 9-17 with a 4.70 ERA over the last two seasons.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 15, 2020 at 12:28 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Cubs finished their worst offensive season ever at Wrigley Field. Can they just blame it on 2020?

But one glaring deficiency they’ve battled from the outset is a consistent inability to hit — particularly at Wrigley Field. The Cubs’ overall .226 batting average heading into Sunday night’s home finale against the Minnesota Twins was fourth-worst in the majors, and their .218 home average was better only than the Seattle Mariners’ .212 average at Safeco Field.

It’s an ongoing mystery that no one, including manager David Ross and President Theo Epstein, can explain.

This year’s group will finish with by far the lowest average in the ballpark’s 106-year history, a head-scratching problem that could doom the Cubs if it carries into the wild-card round.

For fans watching on TV, it’s almost incomprehensible. Even some of the worst teams in Cubs history have put up decent offensive seasons at Wrigley, making them tolerable in lean years. What makes it even more puzzling: Some of the worst offenders are Kris Bryant (.197, one home run, two RBIs), Anthony Rizzo (.189, four homers, 11 RBIs), Javier Baez (.172, two homers, seven RBIs) and Kyle Schwarber (.176, five homers, 11 RBIs).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 21, 2020 at 09:09 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Chicago Cubs’ Alec Mills tosses no-hitter against Brewers

Chicago Cubs righty Alec Mills threw the league’s second no-hitter of the season on Sunday, shutting down the Milwaukee Brewers in a 12-0 victory.

Mills, 28, struck out five while walking three.

Asked in the postgame interview on the Marquee Sports Network how he felt, Mills responded: “I have no idea. It hasn’t really hit me yet. I didn’t really know how to celebrate. Just something that came together today.”

The Brewers never got close to a hit in the final innings as Mills threw a career-high 114 pitches in just his 15th career big league start. He induced a popup by Jacob Nottingham and then struck out Tyrone Taylor for the first two outs of the ninth inning before getting Jace Peterson to ground out to short.

Mills said that his curveball was his best pitch on the day. He often set up hitters with a first-pitch curve for a strike.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 13, 2020 at 06:31 PM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: alec mills, cubs, no-hitters

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Cubs reunite with Pedro Strop, add speedster Billy Hamilton for postseason run

On Monday, the Chicago Cubs made two roster additions in preparation for a potential postseason run. The Cubs announced they have reunited with veteran righty reliever Pedro Strop, signing him to a minor-league contract. They also claimed speedster Billy Hamilton off waivers from the New York Mets.

Strop, 35, signed a one-year deal with the NL Central rival Reds this past offseason, but was released late last month after allowing three runs (one earned) in 2 1/3 innings. Strop has missed most of the season with a groin strain and the Cubs say he has been assigned to their alternate site, where he’ll work to get game ready….

Hamilton, 29, was designated for assignment by the Mets last week, following a base-running blunder against the Yankees. The Cubs will be his third team of the season—Hamilton started the season with the Giants before being traded to the Mets on Aug. 2. He is 1 for 22 (.045) with one walk (.083) this season, and is a career .241/.295/.324 hitter.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 08, 2020 at 11:53 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: billy hamilton, cubs, pedro strop

Chicago Cubs Payroll Decisions Could Cause Their Window To Close

The Cubs roster includes players deep in their careers and at the upper end of MLB salaries. For many of them, unrestricted free agency lies ahead. Beginning this offsesaon, the Cubs have serious payroll obligations and decisions that could impact their future for years.

For example, outfielder Jason Hayward’s salary has an average annual value (AAV) of $23M until he reaches free agency in 2024.

Pitcher Yu Darvish will take home an average of $21M until 2024.

First baseman Anthony Rizzo signed an eight-year contract that offers a club option for $16.M in 2021, the same salary he was paid this year.

Money was an issue for the future of the Chicago Cubs before COVID-19 sent the world into shock waves. Now it is of paramount significance and importance.

Extensive financial losses due to the lack of fans in the stands, reduced souvenir and concession sales and a shortened MLB season will have a serious impact on player salaries as soon as this offseason. Perhaps few teams will be as cost conscious as the Cubs.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 08, 2020 at 10:58 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cubs acquire DH Jose Martinez from Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded designated hitter Jose Martinez to the Chicago Cubs.

Two players to be named later or cash considerations are headed back to Tampa Bay. To make room on the 40-man roster the Cubs designated catcher Josh Phegley for assignment.

The Cubs get a right-handed hitter who mashes lefties in Martinez. Chicago ranks 27th in batting average against lefties this year and was 30th last season. Martinez is a career .319 hitter against left-handers.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2020 at 02:03 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, jose martinez, rays

Managers tossed as ‘chirping,’ errant pitches lead benches to clear in Cubs-Reds

In a first for the 2020 season, both managers in an MLB game were ejected, as the benches cleared in Game 2 of a doubleheader between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.

First, Cubs manager David Ross was tossed after Reds pitcher Tejay Antone threw a fastball over the head of Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo in the top of the fourth inning. Rizzo had homered twice in the Cubs’ 3-0 win in Game 1.

“That’s not a slip,” Ross said after the Reds won Game 2, 6-5. “That’s not a miss. That’s not a grab-some-rosin slip. That was intentional. There is no doubt in my mind about that.”

Antone disagreed, saying the pitch just got away.

“A lot of people are saying it was intentional,” Antone said. “It wasn’t. I was trying to execute a fastball up and in to him.”

Rizzo was less aggressive in his comments than his manager. He called the pitch “scary” but was willing to give Antone the benefit of the doubt.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 30, 2020 at 09:29 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, reds

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Cubs are cutting their player development and scouting staff

Baseball teams have suffered significant losses this year without fans in the stands. Teams began to cut back earlier this year with pay cuts and furloughs. This included Cubs full-time employees.

Sahadev Sharma at The Athletic reported Wednesday that there are now going to be quite a number of full-time jobs eliminated on the baseball side of the Cubs operation:

Cubs employees had been bracing for the bad news that came with Wednesday’s internal communications. The impacted group within Theo Epstein’s baseball operations department includes scouts on the amateur and professional sides as well as double-digit staffers in player development, according to early estimates.

There’s no word yet on how many employees are going to be let go or in which departments, but this is not good news for the baseball side for the Cubs. They aren’t alone, per Sharma:

Last week, the Yankees instituted “a wave of layoffs and furloughs,” reported The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, with sources describing the cuts to their player development personnel as furloughs for nearly all coaches and support staff at their minor-league affiliates.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 27, 2020 at 02:11 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

Monday, August 17, 2020

Marquee viewers treated to a rambling Mark Grace calling his ex-wife a “dingbat”

Today, though, the Diamondbacks studio analyst and longtime Cubs first baseman picked a key moment in Chicago’s game against Milwaukee to launch into a story about his ex-wife parking in Bud Selig’s parking space, in which Grace referred to her as a “dingbat” multiple times. It was bad!

Grace also made a “joke” about how he’d go “Archie Bunker” on her.

You’d have to think that the people at Marquee view this as a feature, not a bug. (And considering both Cubs ownership and who they partnered with for the network, it’s not hard to believe.) Why else would they invite Grace on? This is what he is. It’s especially ironic given the decision to put Kasper and DeShaies in suits and ties regardless of the weather.

It obviously didn’t go over well with a lot of viewers, despite Grace’s longtime history as a fan-favorite.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 17, 2020 at 09:41 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, mark grace, marquee sports

Friday, July 24, 2020

Cubs expect deal between Marquee Sports Network and Comcast in time for home opener

In the negotiating equivalent of the bottom of the ninth inning, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney predicted Thursday he would nail down a deal with Comcast in time to allow Cubs fans to watch the home opener Friday night against the Brewers on Marquee Sports Network.

Kenney said he’s determined to finalize carriage agreement with the Chicago area’s largest cable provider, even if he has to work through the night and up until the last minute.

When the Cubs launched their own network, Kenney said there were two groups of distributors: Those who jumped on the bandwagon early, such as AT&T and DirectTV, to assure their customers they would carry Cubs games, and those who chose to hold out in hopes of negotiating better terms.

“This has been a pattern — not just with our station, but with stations all over the country,” Kenney told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Unfortunately for our fans, it has been something that, from Day 1, was gonna be the m.o. for Comcast to hold out until the very last moment.”

“I expect the games to be on Comcast … in time for opening day. Our conversations — the pace of those — picked up right after we received an agreement with the players to come back and start playing this year. … Issues that remain unresolved will be resolved in time …This has been the case back to my days at WGN. … The Cubs opener has been the catalyst for a lot of deals to get done in my lifetime. And I believe it will be the catalyst to get our deal with Comcast done.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 24, 2020 at 12:13 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, marquee network

Friday, December 11, 2015

IT’S THE CUBS’ WORLD NOW

Not to spoil the ending, but:

But the Cardinals aren’t doomed. They still have a solid lineup, a solid rotation and a solid bullpen, and you’d have to think they’ll add somebody. But for years, some fans have claimed, wrongly, that Cardinals-Cubs isn’t a real rivalry because the Cards have always been so much better than the Cubs. This, not coincidentally, is the same thing Yankees fans used to say about the Red Sox, before Epstein took over there as well. Now, some have said, in the wake of the Cubs’ signing of Heyward, that this ratchets up the rivalry.

But if anything, I believe it dampens it. Even before Friday, the Cubs were a better team than the Cardinals in just about every way. Now that the Cubs took the Cardinals’ best player, the gap between these teams have widened. If anyone needs to prove this is a rivalry, it’s the fading Cardinals.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fergie Jenkins still emotionally invested in Cubs, keeping an eye on Epstein

Clumsy.

Ferguson Jenkins takes a wait-and-see attitude towards Theo Epstein’s appointment as president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs.

...The Cubs hired Epstein in October. Jenkins is holding off on giving Epstein his full endorsement.

“I really don’t know what to take of him yet,” Jenkins said Thursday in Calgary. “I tried to get a meeting with him and he was really busy.

“He’s young. He’s never put a jockstrap on though. See that’s the thing. I tell people all the time ‘this guy reads about the game and has seen it on TV or in stadiums,’ but he’s a pretty smart individual. He knows talent and that’s what it’s all about.

“People sit back and say ‘you know he never played’ but he watches and recognizes what individuals can do what and where they can play.”

Repoz Posted: January 19, 2012 at 10:20 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, fantasy baseball, hall of fame, sabermetrics

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

RLYW: Salvaging a Sunken cost

Burnett projects to have an RA of 5.03 in CAIRO.  The following possible starting pitchers project better than that.

CC Sabathia (3.57)
Michael Pineda (4.37)
Freddy Garcia (4.55)
Brad Meyers (4.56)
Hiroki Kuroda (4.57)
Phil Hughes (4.63)
Ivan Nova (4.93)
...

If that’s true, then every start that goes to Burnett is a start that should be going to one of the above.

...

Unfortunately, since Burnett is owed $33 million over the next two years, the Yankees probably feel obligated to try and get some value out of him.

I don’t think they can do that by pitching him…. trading Burnett’s bad contract to another team for their bad contract might be a way to recoup some of that value.

Mr Dashwood Posted: January 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, cubs, mets, projections, white sox, yankees

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cubs installing 70-foot digital scoreboard at Wrigley Field

Pitch count of 3,665?  Dusty is back??

From CSNChicago.com’s Jake Flannigan comes the below mockup of a 70-foot LED scoreboard that will be installed in right field at baseball’s second-oldest stadium. Construction will be completed this spring.

Above the new scoreboard you’ll see something called the “Budweiser Patio.” It will contain 150 all-inclusive seats (not bleachers), and is also going in before the start of the season.

The District Attorney Posted: January 15, 2012 at 01:52 PM | 68 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

MLB Trade Rumors: Bartolo Colon Agrees to Sign With Unknown Team

Bartolo Colon has agreed to a deal with an unknown club reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (on Twitter). The right-hander wouldn’t divulge the team because he has not yet passed his physical.

Pretty sure it’s either the All-Stars or the Champs.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Cubs Agree To Contract With Kerry Wood

Wood: “I Feel Like Playing”

The Cubs and veteran reliever Kerry Wood have agreed to a one-year contract that also includes an option for 2013.  The contract will pay Wood $3MM next season, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times (via Twitter).

The District Attorney Posted: January 13, 2012 at 08:53 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs

Thursday, January 12, 2012

MLB: Cubs front office calls on Bloomberg Sports

I knew he’d miss Bill James…

The Cubs are using every potential avenue to improve their club. Chicago announced Thursday that it will partner with Bloomberg Sports—a company already allied with MLB.com for fantasy baseball—to design a new player evaluation system for the team’s baseball operations department.

The player evaluation system is expected to combine video with an extensive database on all professional players, and it will also include customized technology to assist the evaluation process. The Cubs will be able to access their system via laptop and will have mobile capability, and the two sides will begin development and implementation of the program immediately.

“We are excited to partner with Bloomberg Sports and benefit from their world-renowned expertise in analytics and information management,” said Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. “The management and analysis of data—whether it be scouting reports, statistics, medical information or video—is a critical component of our operation.

“We look forward to developing a customized program that utilizes the most advanced and efficient technology available in the marketplace today to facilitate quicker, easier and more accurate access to all the sources of information we use to make baseball decisions.”

Repoz Posted: January 12, 2012 at 12:50 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, projections, sabermetrics

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cubs sign Paul Maholm, reports Paul Maholm

It’s otherwise unconfirmed, but it seems like you should only need the one source when it’s actually the guy himself.

Just wanna say thank u to everyone that has cheered for me during my career as a Pirate. I loved my last six plus years in the city.

I hope to get to continue some things when I visit during the year and start some great things as I start my Cubs career.

Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: January 10, 2012 at 07:44 AM | 150 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, pirates

Friday, January 06, 2012

Cubs acquire Rizzo in trade with Padres

Theo: You’re looking good, Riz.
Rizzo: Eat your heart out.
Theo: And sloppy seconds are my style!

The Cubs acquired first baseman Anthony Rizzo and right-hander Zach Cates from the Padres on Friday, sending right-hander Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na to San Diego.

The 22-year-old Rizzo batted .331 with a 1.056 OPS, 34 doubles, 26 homers and 101 RBIs in 93 games for Triple-A Tucson last year… Rated the top first-base prospect in the league by MLB.com, Rizzo struggled during his brief time in the Majors last season batting .141 with one home run and nine RBIs in 49 games…

Cates, 22… made his professional debut last year, posting a 4-10 record and 4.73 ERA in 118 innings over 25 starts for Class A Fort Wayne. He struck out nearly a batter an inning and allowed only four home runs on the year.

Cashner, 25, went 2-6 with a 4.29 ERA in 60 big league appearances with the Cubs, including one start, over the last two years….he was limited to just seven outings in the Majors last season due to a right shoulder strain.

Na, 20, hit .268 with 10 doubles and 22 RBIs in 83 games between four different teams in the Cubs’ Minor League system last year.

The District Attorney Posted: January 06, 2012 at 03:03 PM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, padres

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