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  • Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3

    Cubs upcoming moves should be as obvious as 1-2-3
    Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes. Square up...
  • Hawks fans are all a-Twitter during playoffs

    Hawks fans are all a-Twitter during playoffs
    This could only happen in the Windy City. The one awful series in this legendary NBA first round involved your Chicago Bulls. Fortunately, the Blackhawks are starting to look like favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And we’re approaching...
  • Happy times for the Cubs for once

    Happy times for the Cubs for once
    This is a fun time of year to be a Cubs fan and really, the only time because they haven't done anything yet to make me angry. They haven't done anything to make me happy either, but that's the Cubs. So we have Rick Renteria and the players arriving,...
  • If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'

    If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'
    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: As an investor in “Dallas Buyers Club,’’ not to mention a cameo as a bartender, Adam Dunn might leave spring training for Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. For...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I understand what the Cubs front office is trying to do: build up the minor league teams so that they'll be able to bring up young guys as they're ready, rather than trying to win right now by signing overvalued free agents, as the team did in the past....
  • 'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job

    'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them? At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
  • Cubs won't make 100-year-old fan wait until next year

    Cubs won't make 100-year-old fan wait until next year
    For his 100th birthday, Louis Reinhart was offered a chance to deliver the game ball to umpires at Wrigley Field on Opening Day. It seemed a once-in-a-long-lifetime opportunity, and Reinhart could hardly believe how his years of devotion to the Cubs...
  • Cubs find a new way not to have pitching

    Cubs find a new way not to have pitching
    Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs. Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago. What is Theo Epstein doing wrong? Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
  • Theo gets the right guy, just like last time (oops)

    The Cubs will introduce Rick Renteria as their new manager today. Please hold your applause until you’re done yawning. The Cubs already have lost that news conference, like it was a home game or something. Theo Epstein has taken a while to...
  • Cubs request permit for right field Wrigley sign

    Cubs request permit for right field Wrigley sign
    The latest escalation in the dispute over Wrigley Field’s renovation unfolded Monday, with the Cubs revealing they sought final city approval to put up a beer advertising sign in right field and rooftop club owners threatening to sue to block the...
  • Greg Schwem: Rebuilding Wrigley Field for the future, not the present

    It appears iconic Wrigley Field, home of a baseball team that hasn't won a World Series since text messaging was performed via carrier pigeon and smoke signals, is finally going to look like a normal ballpark. Cubs owner Tom Ricketts recently forged a...