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  • Managers still make a difference

    Managers still make a difference
    How much difference does a baseball manager make anyway? It's an age-old question, and it is impossible to accurately quantify. But with the Cubs kicking Dale Sveum to the curb and the White Sox sticking with Robin Ventura after a 99-loss disaster, it's...
  • Zombies! Romance! Strikeouts! Chicago baseball has it all

    Zombies! Romance! Strikeouts! Chicago baseball has it all
    Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start. So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
  • Garza is still here? Why is Garza still here?

    Garza is still here? Why is Garza still here?
    Me, I’d have traded Matt Garza after the first inning in Pittsburgh when he survived a one-out walk and got a magnificent catch from Julio Borbon. Or I might’ve cut the deal to send Garza to (your rotation here) after the second inning...
  • Epstein, Hoyer get nothing for another big-name pitcher

    Epstein, Hoyer get nothing for another big-name pitcher
    Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street. The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
  • Your Morning Phil: Sale, Marmol, Epstein

    Your Morning Phil: Sale, Marmol, Epstein
    Talking baseball while congratulating UCLA for its first College World Series title. 1. It’s been more than a month since Chris Sale’s last win, yet he remains a hugely class act. His quotes after Gordon Beckham’s ninth-inning error...
  • Your Morning Phil: Baez, brawl, CWS

    Your Morning Phil: Baez, brawl, CWS
    Talking baseball while waiting for the puck to drop at the United Center: 1. There was no encore for Javy Baez last night. The Daytona Cubs’ game against the Fort Myers Miracle was rained out, delaying his chance to continue his Monday night...
  • Prescribing a tribute

    Prescribing a tribute
    Even genius seems replaceable in sports, including baseball. Tony Gwynn and George Brett go into the Hall of Fame, and along come Ichiro Suzuki and Miguel Cabrera. Greg Maddux retires, and up pops Clayton Kershaw. Tony La Russa steps away, and the...
  • Likelihood of Appel coming to Cubs growing

    Likelihood of Appel coming to Cubs growing
    There is one benefit to losing 100-plus games. The Cubs will experience it Thursday night, and hopefully for a decade or more. They need to be like the Tigers, Rays and Nationals, who built perennial contenders on the backs of franchise players they...
  • Cubs shouldn't be stuck on drafting pitcher at No. 2

    Cubs shouldn't be stuck on drafting pitcher at No. 2
    Having emerged from his senior season of high school with a reputation as a Nolan Ryan/Tom Seaver hybrid, Todd Van Poppel was a can't-miss kid in the spring of 1990. The Braves had the first draft pick and were set to stake their future on him. Then...
  • Your Morning Phil: Cashner, draft, Astros

    Your Morning Phil: Cashner, draft, Astros
    Talking baseball while congratulating the Boston Bruins on one of the great playoff finishes of all time: 1. In less than two years with the Cubs’ organization, Anthony Rizzo has earned himself a $41 million guarantee, which he says guarantees...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    Lifelong Cubs fan here with ZERO trust in the Ricketts family in putting together a consistent winning team. It's obvious they only see the Cubs as cash cows. Am I wrong here? -- Selma B., Cincinnati Cash bison perhaps, but cash cows? No. I think the...
  • Reasons to enjoy Chicago baseball

    Reasons to enjoy Chicago baseball
    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...