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  • 10 reasons not to promote Kris Bryant

    10 reasons not to promote Kris Bryant
    Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it. Here...
  • Cubs extend Double-A agreement

    Cubs extend Double-A agreement
    PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday they had reached a four-year Player Development Contract extension with Double-A Tennessee. The extension assures that the Cubs' Double-A affiliate will remain in Kodiak through the 2018 season,...
  • Bonifacio, Lake return to Cubs' lineup

    Bonifacio, Lake return to Cubs' lineup
    PITTSBURGH -- Leadoff batter Emilio Bonifacio returns to the lineup Thursday night as the Chicago Cubs hope to provide enough support for Jeff Samardzija against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bonifacio didn't start Wednesday night for only the eight time this...
  • Sighting: Bears players sing karaoke at Timothy O'Toole's

    Sighting: Bears players sing karaoke at Timothy O'Toole's
    The Bears’ Kyle Long and Jermon Bushrod treated patrons at Timothy O’Toole’s in Gurnee to a couple tunes Wednesday at the bar’s karaoke night. The teammates and Virginia natives mostly sang country songs, according to Timothy O'...
  • White Sox break it open late to top Cubs 5-1

    White Sox break it open late to top Cubs 5-1
    The Cubs and White Sox are in varying states of development, harboring eclectic groups of transient veterans and emerging young players. In the cases of many of these players, it will be: Now you see them, now you don't. In the meantime, the work-in-...
  • Current Cubs enjoying the present

    The current Chicago Cubs' players have endured speculation about what players might be traded since pitchers and catchers reported in mid-February. Catcher John Baker hopes his teammates will continue to remain focused on winning with Thursday's 3 p.m....
  • Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'

    Mayor: Goat's head at Wrigley 'speaks for itself'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today that a goat's head dropped off at Wrigley Field is no laughing matter, but tell that to Cubs players. "Come up with something original," scoffed Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija, noting that the billy goat curse against the team...
  • Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language

    Now Cubs will miscommunicate in a different language
    Cubs season-ticket renewals went out this week. Yeah, baby, seize on that Manny Acta mania. Or is it Rick Renteria fever? No, wait, it’s Dave Martinez delirium. The good news for season-ticket holders is the Cubs will not raise prices next...
  • For new Cubs manager, youth must be served

    For new Cubs manager, youth must be served
    Firing Dale Sveum is Theo Epstein admitting he made a mistake, but not firing Sveum when the future was dying would’ve been a bigger error. Epstein recently offered a checklist by which Sveum would be evaluated -- stuff such as developing young...
  • Ready for spring training

    Ready for spring training
    The power-outage controversy at the Superbowl may live on, but the football season is over. which means it is time to turn to thoughts of spring, and baseball. Later this week, spring training begins for the White Sox, Cubs and Tribune beat writers Mark...
  • Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser

    Sighting: Mark Prior attends Kerry Wood's fundraiser
    The Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija were on hand for Kerry Wood’s Woody’s Winter Warm-Up fundraiser Friday at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier, but it was former Cub Mark Prior who guests seemed most...