| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager.
And now this.
Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed.
Or maybe someone...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:48 AM
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-...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:06 AM
It has gotten to the point where you hope that Tom Ricketts is just getting some bad advice in delivering his message.
Because after Ricketts’ comments Wednesday evening about his team that is competing to own the worst record in baseball and about...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Former Cub pitching coach Larry Rothschild admitted that "after nine years of coming in the other door, it’s obviously different" in his role with the Yankees.
Rothschild met with the media before Friday’s Yankees-Cubs game in the cramped...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Former Cubs general manager Jim Hendry will be announced as a new special assistant to Yankees' GM Brian Cashman, a source confirmed Tuesday.
Hendry, who was fired by the Cubs in August, will not only help the Yankees scout major league talent, but...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
The White Sox are five games out of first place in the AL Central and just lost five of seven at home against divisional opponents. Paul Konerko says his Sox don’t look like a division-winning team right now. Rank honesty about a team playing pretty...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Just some quick aggravation to vent about the Cubs:
Cubs interim general manager Jim Hendry traded Kosuke Fukudome to create more playing time for young outfielder Tyler Colvin, who might or might not be a dangerous left-handed power bat the Cubs...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I believe Carlos Zambrano.
When he told Comcast SportsNet that only about three teammates contacted him after he was placed on the We’re Sick Of You List, I believe him.
Everything else is a crock.
No, wait, I believe Zambrano when he says he...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Wait, Tom Ricketts is handing out books to the new Cubs on the pride of the most futile team in sports.
Wasn’t “Year One’’ all about denying the stench of the past?
But if the book includes the pride in being ready...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:27 PM
"We didn't win enough games."
General managers, like managers, are hired to be fired. Jim Hendry knew that as well as anyone. He swung for the fences and you can argue that many of the moves that precipitated his downfall were borne of his urgency to...