Chicago Cubs Monday lack of headlines: hurry up and finish, World Series

As Cubs fans, we’re clearly a patient people, but finding new ways to repackage the same news every day is wearing thin. Today’s news is that we’re still waiting on the World Series to end so the Cubs can interview Torey Lovullo. At this point, will we be sorely disappointed if Lovullo doesn’t get the job or satisfied that waiting on Lovullo was just part of the Cubs’ due diligence? While the Cubs haven’t asked for permission to speak to Lovullo, Boston’s bench coach seems like he’d be interested in an interview.

The Cubs' managerial search

The Cubs’ managerial search

“Look, when Theo was here [as general manager], the operation was very efficient and well run,” Lovullo said Saturday before Game 3 of the World Series. “I know he’s doing the same thing there in ­Chicago. We have mutual respect.

“And it’s only a matter of time before things start to get real good there in Chicago. Whoever sits in that seat is going to be the right man. … Becoming a manager is something everybody aspires to do at this level.”

Platitudes to be sure, but it sounds like a man who wouldn’t mind getting a shot to manage on the North Side. While perusing a piece on CSN Chicago’s website about the state of the bullpen, I found a hidden nugget I hadn’t yet seen about the return of a certain pitching coach.

The anticipated return of pitching coach Chris Bosio means the Cubs can confidently keep taking chances with talented players who need a fresh start.

Am I the only one who didn’t know that Chris Bosio’s return was anticipated? I know we’ve expressed hope that Dave McKay would return, but I hadn’t seen anything about Bosio discussed. Is that one of the questions on the managerial questionnaire?

Do you:

  1. Know who Chris Bosio?
  2. Like Chris Bosio?
  3. Love Chris Bosio?

One last bit for today comes from Carrie Muskat’s blog.

Marcus Hatley picked up his third save on Friday, pitching for the Tomateros in the Mexican Winter League. The right-hander, who pitched for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa last season, now has a 1.35 ERA in seven games in relief, giving up one earned runs over 6 2/3 innings. He’s got 10 strikeouts.

You’re wondering why I included something about Marcus Hatley. It’s because I’d never heard of the Tomateros, and I now have a favorite Mexican Winter League Team. Behold the power of the Tomatero:


I’m now off to see where I can buy a Tomateros jersey online.

24 thoughts on “Chicago Cubs Monday lack of headlines: hurry up and finish, World Series

  1. Doc Blume says:

    The Cubs should change their name to the Tomateros.

  2. Doc Blume says:

    I was actually hoping Bosio would return. I have been relatively happy with him. I’m not overwhelmed by him…but the Cubs could do a lot worse…like Mark Riggins.

  3. dabirdguy says:

    I have noticed a lack of sore arms. That speaks highly for him.
    But then, I saw no reason for a change in the coaching staff at all, ESPCEIALLY seeing what the replacements are looking like.

    Do we dub the new guy DALE II now or do we wait?

    1. Doc Blume says:

      Rentaria, Lovullo & Acta (who is supposedly our of competition) = Dale II
      Hinch = Little League coach
      Wedge = Lou Jr.

      1. johnnywest333 says:

        I still think you should manage the Cubs, Doc.

  4. juliedicaro says:

    Got to hang out on the radio with my old pal Alex Quigley this morning. Just like the good ole days of Julie and Alex’s Excellent Sports Adventure. So much fun.

    1. Doc Blume says:

      I enjoyed today’s show. Well done…but I could have done with a little less hockey (but that would be a minority opinion).

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have a feeling that Bengie Molina might be availible after the World Series too.

    1. Doc Blume says:

      He’s been available for about 3 years. I think he retired after 2010 or 2011.

  6. Doc Blume says:

    Which of those categories would I fall into?

    1. Doc Blume says:

      damn…wrong spot. :(

  7. Anonymous says:

    He’s currently coaching for the Cardinals right now. And acting as a second bench coach for Matheny…

  8. dabirdguy says:

    Brad Asmus interviewed for the Tigers job but not ours. I wonder why?

    On another IF ONLY wild rumor front…
    Do you supposed that after the World Series is over the Cardinals would allow us to talk to Yadi Molina as a PLAYER-Manager?

    1. Doc Blume says:

      Ausmus isn’t part of the “Old boys club”…

      And no.

  9. juliedicaro says:

    I’m taking my off days when I can, ahead of the Winter Meetings. Apologies if you don’t see something here every single day.

  10. Doc Blume says:

    If you want to see tomorrow night’s World Series game…it will cost you a minimum of $1100 right now.

  11. Doc Blume says:

    Well…I got all excited today…

    The Cubs left a voicemail on my phone.

    I thought they were finally calling me about an interview for the manager position.

    Instead, it was them telling me that my number is up for season tickets…which really depressed me because I’m not really in any position to become a season ticket holder again at this point. I really expected another 3 or 4 years.

    1. juliedicaro says:

      Wait . . didn’t you just GIVE UP your season tickets? And it already came up again?

      1. Doc Blume says:

        Yeah…that’s not a very good sign.

  12. gidard says:

    Rolling Stone ranks Wrigley Field 2nd best rock stadium trailing only Madison Square Garden.
    Woo Hoo!

    1. Doc Blume says:

      Too bad is makes such a shitty baseball stadium.

  13. gidard says:

    Bleacher Report has the Cubs Farm System tied for 5th with the Royals.
    Ahead of them are Red Soxs(1),Astros(2),Padres(3),Rangers(4)

    1. Doc Blume says:

      That would be Baseball America’s rankings…Bleacher Report was just reporting it.

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