Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010
Daley, Quinn shoot down Ricketts family's plan
Both Mayor Daley and Gov. Quinn on Monday shot down Cubs owner Tom Ricketts' plan to use 200 million of amusement-tax growth to fund upkeep and upgrades at Wrigley Field. Daley said he liked the idea of keeping the Cubs at Wrigley for the next 35 years - as laid out in Ricketts' plan - but said he could not saddle his successor with the burden this plan would create.
That would deny the next mayor if I sign the agreement and say, Go ahead of the revenue they need to balance the budget, Daley said. And government needs money in order to balance budgets." (Chicago Sun-Times)
Bears vs. Eagles to start at 3:15
The NFL announced on Tuesday that the Nov. 28 Bears vs. Eagles game at Soldier Field has been changed from a noon kickoff time to the prime 3:15 p.m. slot on Fox. This announcement comes the morning after one of the most impressive quarterback performances in NFL history on Monday night by Michael Vick against the Redskins and as the Bears are in the midst of a two-game winning streak. (ChicagoBreakingSports)
No big moves in Cubs future
Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry will be heading into the baseball winter meetings this week with a short, inexpensive wish list. Hendry has said that the Cubs payroll reduction is not an issue because he feels the team is already heading in the right direction and no major additions are necessary.
"Whatever the number is, we're going to have to have a successful offseason and add a few pieces for (manager) Mike (Quade) and his staff," Hendry said. "We're not going to need an overhaul here. We felt a lot better about the club at the end of the year, the way some of the kids progressed." (Chicago Tribune)
Beltre to the White Sox?
There is little doubt that third baseman Adrian Beltre is one of the most talented free agents on the market this offseason and he will likely receive a healthy contract with whatever team he chooses. Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports thinks the White Sox might be one of the teams in the running for the infielder. Other teams potentially interested in Beltre are the Red Sox, Angels, and Giants. (Hardball Talk - NBC Sports)