Sep 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro (13) fields a ground ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma (not pictured) during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Da Windy City: Morning Deep Dish 11/02


The Chicago Cubs interviewed Brad Ausmus for their managerial vacancy on Friday. After Ausmus was originally ruled out as a potential candidate for the Cubs managerial position, Ausmus has been the flavor of the week for the Cubs this past week. The renewed interest in Ausmus is likely the result of how successful Mike Matheny has been in managing the St Louis Cardinals. Nonetheless, the Cubs are expected to name their new manager by the end of next week.

While we wait, lets hit the morning links.

The Chicago Bears won’t let anything deter the team from running their style of offense against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night. (ESPN Chicago)

It is possible that for the first time since Rex Grossman, the Bears will draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. (NFL Mocks)

Reviewing the October numbers for the Chicago Blackhawks. (Blackhawk Up)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is excited for his homecoming on Saturday when the Blackhawks play in Winnipeg. (Chicago Sun times)

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is back, but his game may be a step or two behind. (Chicago Sun Times)

What Bulls fans should have learned from the team’s victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday. (Pippen Ain’t Easy)

Should the Chicago Cubs take a flyer on relief pitcher Fernando Rodney? (Cubbies Crib)

One CBS Sports baseball expert believes that the Cubs will sign Jacoby Ellsbury in the off-season. (CBS Sports)

The St Louis Cardinals have called the Cubs about shortstop Starlin Castro and a trade between both teams would make sense. (The Loxas Factor)

Five more reasons why Torey Lovullo would be the right hire for the Cubs. (Hot Stove Cubbies)

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