| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:44 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Despite the fact that he himself plays Wrigley Field 81 times a year, Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Len Kasper said he hasn't given die-hard Cubs fan and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder any tips ahead of his show Friday.
"I don't think I could give...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
It’s Thursday, July 18, and Matt Garza remains a Cub.
Fix this, Theo.
Change this, Jed.
Do the deal, guys.
If I were Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, I’d do the deal before Friday, when the Cubs resume their drive for next year’s...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:17 AM
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,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:46 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
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....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:20 AM
In their season-opening series, the Cubs improved from 1-for-lordtheystink with runners in scoring position to 3-for-omigawd.
In the final game of a series they just lost to the Phillies at home, they improved from 4-for-lordtheystink to 8-for-omigawd...