| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:31 PM
When Bill Mueller was traded to the Giants for minor league pitcher Jeff Verplancke in the final month of the Cubs' disastrous 2002 season, Giants general manager Brian Sabean figured Mueller must have been "relieved" over leaving.
"He's in Chicago,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:37 PM
On Opening Day of the 1990 season as a member of the Triple-A Calgary Cannons, infielder Rick Renteria was taking ground balls at the end of batting practice in Phoenix when a line drive struck him in the left temple.
The force crushed Renteria's face....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Rick Renteria, who served the last two seasons as bench coach for the San Diego Padres, will be named later today to succeed the fired Dale Sveum as Chicago Cubs manager, the Tribune confirmed.
Renteria, 51, agreed to a three-year contract. He will be...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Dale Sveum is out after two seasons as Chicago Cubs manager and the team will seek "a proven leader," president Theo Epstein said Monday.
“Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager," Epstein...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:25 PM
In a 30-minute presentation Monday at the esteemed Economic Club of Chicago, Cubs President Theo Epstein dazzled an audience of 800 local movers and shakers with a detailed plan of player development.
Epstein kidded about the club's presumption he would...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dale Sveum is out the door, Joe Girardi chose to stay in New York, and the Cubs are practically back to square one in their search for a new manager.
The ultimate goal, one would think, is to pair a manager who develop and relate to players with the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:58 AM
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...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Losing a franchise-record 197 games in Theo Epstein's first two seasons as Cubs president didn't hurt the organization as much as Chicago losing confidence in Epstein's plan could.
Losses like that can be harder to quantify and recover from for sports...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
Surprisingly last spring, the voice inside Theo Epstein's head started asking whether Dale Sveum was the right manager for the Cubs.
Steadily throughout the summer, a chorus of praise outside Wrigleyville — "Around baseball, the story is the...