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.
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.”