I just got a call from Phil Zuber of Cubs Obsession who heard on WGN that the Cubs are set to make an announcment that McPhail will be leaving the team. I know no details other than it’s supposed to be announced soon.

More to come as soon as I hear.

It’s Confirmed!!!

Andy MacPhail resigned as president of the Cubs on Sunday.

MacPhail will remain with the team to ensure a smooth transition to a new president and to complete his assignment representing Major League Baseball in negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.

“I was brought to Chicago to accomplish one goal and that was to win the World Series,” MacPhail said in a statement from the team. “Despite plenty of time and resources, I was unable to get the job done. I want to thank Tribune Company and the millions of die-hard Cubs fans for their support and friendship over the last 12 years. Hopefully, the Cubs will win the World Series soon, you all deserve it. In the meantime, I will do my best to represent the team in current League matters.”

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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail