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  • The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances

    The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances
    Joe Maddon might be “dripping in analytics,” but Chicago Cubs fans are drenched with anticipation for the upcoming season. The era of the lovable loser is waning, and the Cubs finally have found the right man to shepherd the flock to the...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter 'very deserving' of AL Manager of the Year honor

    Orioles' Buck Showalter 'very deserving' of AL Manager of the Year honor
    During spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought his coaches together and offered them a meticulous list of hypothetical situations, asking for solutions for overcoming possible losses of some of the team's most important players....
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter selected as BBWAA's American League Manager of the Year

    Orioles' Buck Showalter selected as BBWAA's American League Manager of the Year
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter hadn't called many team meetings over the course of this past season, but before the postseason, he gathered his squad and spoke from the heart. Showalter usually downplays his importance as a manager. “The game is...
  • A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs

    A's lose to Angels, 5-4, but still have a good shot at playoffs
    — As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses. Even after...
  • Mike Cameron believes he was traded for Hall of Famer in Paul Konerko

    Mike Cameron believes he was traded for Hall of Famer in Paul Konerko
    When Paul Konerko was acquired from the Reds for Mike Cameron 16 years ago, the Tribune called it a swap of "potential All-Stars." As it turned out, Konerko became the face of the White Sox for 16 years, while Cameron enjoyed a productive, 17-year...
  • Wise up, Cubs fans: Leave Kasper alone

    Wise up, Cubs fans: Leave Kasper alone
    Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are): Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans. Bigger idiots, I mean. Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
  • ESPN biggest winner at Little League World Series

    ESPN biggest winner at Little League World Series
    The big winner besides Jackie Robinson West and Mo'ne Davis at this year's Little League World Series is ESPN. The kids provided the network with the best bargain in TV sports this year. ESPN hit the jackpot with incredible storylines that...
  • 'Fake Lou Piniella' fakes out Deadspin

    'Fake Lou Piniella' fakes out Deadspin
    Deadspin, which thrives on pointing out the blunders of others, found itself on the other side over the weekend. Sean Newell originally did a post on an interview that Lou Piniella apparently gave to a Portland radio station. He writes: Lou Piniella...
  • Major League Baseball's worst call ever: Expanding instant replay

    Good news, sports fans: Baseball is about to get even more boring. On Thursday, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that Major League Baseball plans to expand the use of instant replay, allowing managers to challenge virtually any umpire's call aside...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Do the Cubs intend on winning the World Series in 2015 or just starting to compete that particular year? I am anxious to see what the game plan is. --  George V, Lombard, Il. The master plan is to build sustained success. I just wonder about the fans&...
  • Takin' it to the Maddux

    Takin' it to the Maddux
    Let the Joe Girardi talk begin. Good luck. First off, you're not going to get him, Theo Epstein. The Yankees are going to beat you to him, sorry. I love Epstein's optimism. He says the perception around the league is the Cubs are coming, and coming...