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  • Quade out, Theo starts clean-up

     
    Harvey Keitel has a great role in the movie Pulp Fiction.  He plays “Winston/Mr. Wolf,” a guy that specializes in cleaning up your mess.   While I previously compared Theo Epstein to a North Side version of Obama,  Theo could also be...
  • Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

     
    We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position.  Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of...
  • Baseball can't fix divisions until it fixes the DH

    I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment. Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...
  • Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe

    Here's why it looks like Hendry is safe
    The Oakland A's fired their manager. The Florida Marlins fired their hitting coach. Can you imagine? Whoever heard of such a thing -- firing somebody for failing? First thought: Jim Hendry had better hide the papers and the Interwebs from Fanboy Owner...
  • Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox

    Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox
    Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series: Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll! Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
  • Addressing Soriano's boos problem

    Addressing Soriano's boos problem
    I read where Alfonso Soriano said Chicago fans are the worst when it comes to booing slumping players. He would know. He has stunk for long periods. He has heard it from Cubs fans for playing left field like it’s Whack-A-Mole. Come to think of it,...
  • And Peavy makes six

    And Peavy makes six
    Jake Peavy can dominate opposing hitters as well as he can dominate the disabled list. For 90 pitches or so, anyway. Peavy said his start against the Cubs on Wednesday night was a struggle, and not just with catcher A.J. Pierzynski, whatever that was....
  • DeWitt, Hill in Cubs' lineup behind Zambrano

    DeWitt, Hill in Cubs' lineup behind Zambrano
    Blake DeWitt starts in left field in place of Alfonso Soriano and Koyie Hill catches Carlos Zambrano in the finale of the Cubs-Giants series Thursday at Wrigley Field. This is the final game before the second round of the Cubs-White Sox series this...
  • Rios stinks, but still starts, and that stinks, too

      There are so many White Sox players to rip thse days --- jeez, all year --- after they dumped three of four to a Twins team that is worse than the Sox, which followed dumping two of three against a Royals team that is worse than everybody in the...
  • Hope the Cubs can play their game better than the owner is playing his

    Forbes Magazine valued the Cubs franchise at $773 million, which is about $72 million less than the purchase price when the Ricketts family took over, or about what Alfonso Soriano is owed. Interestingly, that’s up 6 percent from last year’...