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  • Royals' template is worth tracing

    It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985. Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
  • Hahn's poker game with Peavy

    Hahn's poker game with Peavy
    Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that. That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
  • Deal and wait and hope

    Deal and wait and hope
    We won’t know for maybe three years, but it seems like Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer got a good return for Matt Garza. They certainly got a lot of bodies in the potentially 5-for-1 deal with Texas that was mercifully completed before Garza was...
  • Someone explain the Sox's plan -- please

    Someone explain the Sox's plan -- please
    Every team in Chicago has a plan. Except the White Sox. The Blackhawks certainly have a plan. They started with a core of young and talented players, surrounded them with depth, hired Hockey Yoda and promoted his son, and put it all in the hands of...
  • Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'

    Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'
    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    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...
  • 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...
  • Rick Renteria to be named Cubs manager

    Rick Renteria to be named Cubs manager
    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...
  • From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster

    BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
  • Manny Ramirez, 41, hired by Cubs as player-coach on triple-A team

    Old Dodgers never die … they just come back as triple-A player-coaches? Manny Ramirez -- the one and only – has been hired by the Cubs and sent to Des Moines, Iowa. Say this for the 41-year-old Ramirez: He’s determined to stay in...
  • Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension

    Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension
    With the Cubs hoping to win city approval of the latest revisions to their Wrigley Field renovation plan, business operations President Crane Kenney revealed he has signed a five-year extension through 2019. Kenney's announcement Saturday during an...