| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
| 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...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 12:10 PM
With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Suspended lunatic Carlos Zambrano said he has been “climbing mountains, running on the beach and exercising hard so that I can arrive at spring training in optimal shape.’’
Now? Now he’s focusing on getting in shape? Why didn&...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season.
Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury.
Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano.
Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 4:37 PM
No. 9 Marlins: 22nd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Braves.
New name. New stadium. New manager. Four new players, all of whom have been to at least three All-Star Games.
There is no shortage of topics to consider when looking at...