| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Tip to Theo Epstein: Don’t call your new team the “Cubbies.’’
It’s lame and reeks of carpet-bagging. It sounds as if you’re here for some easy cash and looking to cross another item off your bucket list....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable.
But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are working on a second round of the managerial interviews, which they claim is not really a second round, but what else do you call a second interview with, say, Dale Sveum?
Truth is, it doesn’t matter. Theo and the kids...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager.
Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:47 AM
When does Tom Ricketts say no?
When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players?
Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’:
“I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:10 PM
After agreeing on a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Reed Johnson spent an hour on the phone with new manager Dale Sveum.
"We strayed off and started talking about baseball situations," Johnson said. "The little things you need...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Carpenter to AAA Iowa on Saturday, using his spot to activate Carlos Zambrano from the disabled list.
Carpenter appeared in 10 games as a reliever and posted a 2.79 ERA while striking out eight in 9 2/3 innings. His...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:04 AM
It's not so much what Tom Ricketts said, but what he didn't.
He said he got rid of general manager Jim Hendry (almost a month ago, actually, but more on that later). Great. Excellent. Good move.
But then the Cubs' Fanboy Owner said he will pursue...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:45 PM
En un ambiente de carnaval, los Yankees de Nueva York se impusieron el lunes a los Marlins, 5-2, para barrer su serie de dos juegos de exhibición sobre Miami en el flamante recinto de la Pequeña Habana.
Un racimo de tres carreras de los Mulos en el...