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  • Want to see Baez play for Cubs? Just wait ... and wait

    Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured. Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
  • Two plans for Cubs

    I love the way the Cubs stories are about the fifth starter’s job, like this one about James McDonald’s injury or this one about Chris Rusin’s four good innings. Here’s the question: Aren’t all Cubs pitchers No. 5...
  • Cubs find a new way not to have pitching

    Cubs find a new way not to have pitching
    Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs. Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago. What is Theo Epstein doing wrong? Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Dear Tom letter

    A Dear Tom letter
    Dear Cubs Fanboy Owner (and you know who you are, Tom Ricketts), The option to move the team out of Wrigley Field remains open. You should’ve done this on Day One. You should’ve thanked everyone for coming, explained how thrilled you and...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    How long are the Cubs going to go with Darwin Barney at second base? He has hit terribly all year, and even his defense hasn't been as good. What options are there? --  Al, Kansas City, Mo. First, I would like to apologize to everyone for not...
  • Samardzija gives Cubs something, but what?

    Samardzija gives Cubs something, but what?
    The Cubs’ 2013 season has been over for months --- since last year, actually --- so it would seem there’s nothing to see here. Unless you view this as part of the 2015 spring training, long rumored to be the year the Cubs finally stop...
  • 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...
  • 'Bad,' but not bitter

    'Bad,' but not bitter
    You know Bill Burr is a hardcore Boston Bruins fan because when he talks about the team, he says, "we." The last time he played the Chicago Theater, in 2011, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. This time, the Blackhawks got the better of the Bruins. You...