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  • Cubs go into damage control mode on latest renovation plan

    Cubs go into damage control mode on latest renovation plan
    Cubs executive Crane Kenney went into damage control mode today, a day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired a brush-back pitch at the team for what he said was the team’s failure to fully disclose to him all of its new plans for renovating Wrigley Field....
  • Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez

    Cubs place foolish bet on Manny Ramirez
    With a minor league system loaded with impressionable prospects like Javier Baez whose development dictates every organizational decision, the Cubs hired a Triple-A player-coach Sunday who symbolizes cheating in baseball. Hiring Manny Ramirez as a...
  • Yankees bring reminders of Cubs' shortcomings

    For kicks Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against the Yankees, the Cubs should give out horseshoes and fake hand grenades to the first 20,000 fans to celebrate coming close. Before you scoff, consider the Cubs have tried worse marketing ideas — and...
  • 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...
  • Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs

    Giordano's to become official pizza of the Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs are going deep this season – deep dish, that is. The team has entered into a three-year agreement with Giordano's, making it the official and exclusive pizza purveyor of the Cubs and Wrigley Field. "The opportunity to create...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
  • Cubs' Ricketts seeks rooftop accord

    Cubs' Ricketts seeks rooftop accord
    MESA, Ariz. -- With the backdrop of a new $84 million spring training facility with the support of Mesa mayor Scott Smith, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts expressed hope Wednesday that the team could reach a resolution with the Wrigley Field rooftop...
  • 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...