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  • 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...
  • End of the road for Cubs bright spot?

    End of the road for Cubs bright spot?
    One of the brightest spots in what has turned into yet another bleak Cubs season isn't the blue chip first baseman or the erratic $60 million shortstop who tend to get all the headlines. Rather, it's 30-year-old journeyman who has spent more time on the...
  • Cubs have one choice: Girardi

    Cubs have one choice: Girardi
    He's got four World Series rings, roots in the Chicago area and experience navigating the allegedly haunted halls of Wrigley Field. And now that Dale Sveum has been mercifully put out to pasture, it's time to bring Joe Girardi home to Clark and Addison....
  • Castro deal could provide pitching for Cubs

    Castro deal could provide pitching for Cubs
    The kids got Dale Sveum. The Cubs’ young players believed to be the core of the future didn’t develop the last two years -- in fact, they got worse -- and that sounded like the big reason Theo Epstein whacked his manager. Epstein also...
  • 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...
  • What's after Girardi, and then after that?

    There were all kinds of reasons to love Joe Girardi as the next Cubs manager. He had local ties, of course, but his seven years running the Yankees to three division titles and a World Series provided the gravitas. The Cubs wanted him. They were...
  • Dugout confrontation problem: You see how lame Cubs pitchers are

    Dugout confrontation problem: You see how lame Cubs pitchers are
    Two games in Milwaukee, two Cubs starting pitchers get into it with the manager and a coach. One pitcher is overpaid, the other wants to be. Fun. The postgame explanations, of course, were that everybody has a competitive streak and nobody likes losing,...
  • Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up

    Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up
    Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field. In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...