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Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled. "It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media. No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Jed Hoyer , Chris Sale, Ichiro Suzuki, Baseball
Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer. Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
MIAMI — Put this Marlins loss on Juan Pierre, he's willing to take it. The Marlins had embattled Cubs closer Carlos Marmol on the ropes Thursday, working men onto first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Down 4-3, thanks to...
Tags: Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins, Baseball, Sports, Juan Pierre
1. Tigers: Forget the concern at closer. They were loaded last year, and they're a lot better with Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter and a full year of Anibal Sanchez. 2. Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez's injury could slow them out of the gate, but they're deep and...
Whenever ethnic profiling raises its ugly head, you can usually count on a great newspaper to express its outrage. Unless the head once belonged to a goat, and said head was sent to Wrigley Field in care of Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. Then the...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Mayor, Salt, Rahm Emanuel
AP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Samardzija struck out nine in eight nearly flawless innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. The right-hander allowed just two hits and walked one as Chicago won on...
Tags: Wandy Rodriguez, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball, Neil Walker, Sports
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter. If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
Tags: Dale Sveum, Tony Campana, Neil Walker, Baseball, Sports
HOUSTON -- You could have written a worse ending for the Cubs' spring training, but not one that was uglier than Saturday, especially not from Darwin Barney's perspective. While the Cubs were in the process of losing to a team of Astros' prospects 6-3,...
Unless Carlos Marmol gets involved, the Cubs still hope to close a deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field by Monday's home opener. Assuming the agreement can overcome a late-inning scare, planned improvements at the venerable 99-year-old...
If the Cubs falling a wind shift short of a game-winning home run in the ninth inning of Monday's home-opening 7-4 loss to the Brewers teased your emotions and tested your resolve, imagine how Tom Ricketts felt. The Cubs chairman arrived at Wrigley...
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