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  • Is Marmol stupid or uncoachable? Either way, he's untradable

    Is Marmol stupid or uncoachable? Either way, he's untradable
    When does Tom Ricketts say no? When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players? Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
  • Protesting Cubs-Sox

    Protesting Cubs-Sox
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters, If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field. If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
  • Ricketts family moves to control fallout on Obama attack ad

    Ricketts family moves to control fallout on Obama attack ad
    The Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, today moved to control the fallout from a now-disavowed plan to politically attack President Barack Obama reportedly funded by family patriarch. The New York Times first reported that a plan was...
  • Is it time for a new Ricketts to run the Cubs?

    Is it time for a new Ricketts to run the Cubs?
    Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done. A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
  • Perfect: Big week for Cubs, big nothing for fans

    Perfect: Big week for Cubs, big nothing for fans
    Welcome to the most important days of the Cubs’ season. Welcome to the most unsatisfying days of the Cubs’ season. So Cub. The amateur draft begins Monday and continues into Tuesday and Wednesday until, I believe, every graduating high...
  • SNERD - November 10th, 2011

    Raising Cain's Appetite As he attempts to rescue his reputation, political future, and front-running presidential candidacy, embattled Republican Herman Cain is dealing with allegations of sexual harassment by strapping on the feedbag. But rather than...
  • Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more

    Ricketts on pursuit of Theo, Kenney's future and more
    With Theo Epstein and Co. firmly ensconced in the Cubs offices at Wrigley Field, Tuesday was time for Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts to finally discuss the process that he followed in wooing Epstein away from his hometown Boston Red Sox. Ricketts shed some...
  • Be afraid, Cubs fans, be very afraid

    Be afraid, Cubs fans, be very afraid
    The Cubs reportedly are pursuing Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, the two biggest names on sale at Free Agents R Us, “sale’’ being a relative term. I’m not sure I believe it because it’s hard to believe much at this time of...
  • Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means

    Someone needs to explain to Williams what 'rebuilding' means
    Ken Williams said trading closer Sergio Santos for a minor-leaguer is the start of rebuilding the White Sox. Excuse me? No, Kenny, sorry, but trading a closer is not the start of rebuilding unless the closer is Mariano Rivera. Trading Paul Konerko is...
  • Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?

    Does Sveum know he's reading from a bad script?
    Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager. And now this. Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed. Or maybe someone...
  • Theo, have I got a deal for you

    Theo, have I got a deal for you
    Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season. Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury. Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano. Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    Why can't Carlos Marmol find his arm slot or confidence at Des Moines instead of ruining outstanding jobs by Cubs starting pitchers, as if they don't have enough problems with no offensive support. If I was Ryan Dempster I'd punch Dale Sveum in the nose....