| May 19, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum helped out the White Sox, and John Danks did the rest on Saturday night.
The White Sox’s left-handed starter has had more trouble with left-handed hitters than righties this season. His confidence in throwing his changeup to...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:36 AM
As much as the Cubs’ lineup needs a jolt, I’m all for the long-term benefits of leaving Anthony Rizzo in the minors until the team ensures maximum control of his arbitration rights.
Rebuilding is painful, and the Cubs’ offense is a...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Being a rookie manager is like being a new parent in a lot of ways. And right now, Dale Sveum seems to be doing the wrong thing with a shortstop who’s going through the “terrible twos.’’
Sveum is threatening to bench Starlin...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Did somebody get to Dale Sveum? Specifically, did somebody in Cubs management tell the manager to stand down after his comments about threatening to bench Starlin Castro because of exasperating mental mistakes in San Francisco?
Reading comments out of...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Not only are the Cubs bad enough to blow past the single-season franchise record of 103 losses, but they might be just as bad next year, and management better figure out how to make it better ASAP.
That seemed to be Dale Sveum’s message coming...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:04 PM
As the crowd cheered every move Justin Verlander made Thursday at Comerica Park South, the Tigers could not have felt more like they were in downtown Detroit without the Cubs replacing the Toyota sign in left field with a giant Ford logo.
You won't see...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Contact a Hollywood agent, quick. It's time for someone to do the miniseries "Trading Sori: Inside the Cubs' Quest for the Holy Grail.''
The conversations about the Alfonso Soriano situation that have taken place recently and will take place for who...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
You think Dale Sveum and the Cubs have problems?
Based on the level of angst mixed with the clubhouse oxygen, as well as the urgency to wring out every possible victory while improving with both the lineup and the starting rotation, the situation...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Cubs start Sunday 3-14 against left-handed starting pitchers and they see another one in the Red Sox's Franklin Morales.
Cubs' manager Dale Sveum used his right-handed lineup, like he did in Friday's loss to Jon Lester. The only lefty swinger is Luis...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Can a playoff team vote an opponent a playoff share?
Can it tip the schedule maker?
We might find out this season if the White Sox edge the Indians for the American League Central title or finish just ahead of the Orioles for one of the two wild-card...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:22 PM
And, no, the question isn't "What are two words the Cubs haven't said this season?''
A lot of us were having trouble figuring out how Theo Epstein should handle the awkward confluence of Anthony Rizzo, Bryan LaHair and Alfonso Soriano,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:11 PM
It is the BP Cup, right?
And that's British Petroleum, right?
And Britain is in Europe, right?
Then how, pray tell, could we have missed the chance to have some drama Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field?
The Cup should have been up for grabs to the...