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  • Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides

    Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides
    The Cubs wanted Starlin Castro to be a model citizen, improve his fielding, add a little power and use his speed more often this year. Castro did all of those things to some degree and ultimately was rewarded with a seven-year, $60 million deal, with a...
  • Don't be ascared, little Bulls

    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: Bulls players faced adversity in the third quarter of Game 2 of their playoff series against Philadelphia --- the first time they faced a hard playoff test coming at them since Derrick...
  • White Sox win Game 1 of Crosstown Classic

    White Sox win Game 1 of Crosstown Classic
    Yes, there also was a baseball game Friday. Amid all the hoopla of the NATO visit, rumors of President Obama visiting Wrigley Field and Kerry Wood picking this weekend to retire, the City Series finally got to take center stage. The Cubs and White Sox...
  • Sorry, Cubs fans, but this is worse than you thought

    Sorry, Cubs fans, but this is worse than you thought
    Sorry, Cubs fans. My condolences. Your team is worse than I thought -- whoops, wait a minute, I think another Cub just struck out -- and so is your future. It’s not here yet and won’t be for a long time. Heck, it looks like it’ll be...
  • Mather leads off for Cubs vs. Rockies

    Mather leads off for Cubs vs. Rockies
    Joe Mather leads off and plays right field as the Cubs begin a weekend series against the Rockies and left-hander Drew Pomeranz. Josh Vitters bats second and Jeff Samardzija pitches for the Cubs. The lineup: Mather, rf Vitters, 3b Rizzo, 1b Soriano,...
  • Tribune All-City team

    Tribune All-City team
    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...
  • Valbuena only lefty hitter in Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena only lefty hitter in Cubs' lineup
    Luis Valbuena is the only left-handed hitter in the Cubs lineup Saturday against Boston southpaw Jon Lester. The rest of  the lineup bats from the right side, including Reed Johnson in right field, Jeff Baker at first base, Joe Mather in center field and...
  • Pitching help a long way off for Cubs

    Pitching help a long way off for Cubs
    So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
  • Just great: Samardzija too lousy to trade

    Just great: Samardzija too lousy to trade
    The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch? Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while. And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times. Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....
  • Sighting: Julius Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar and other sports sightings

    Sighting: Julius Peppers celebrates Bears win at Lux Bar and other sports sightings
    Julius Peppers hung out in the Gold Coast neighborhood following Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, just like he did after the Bears’ previous home game. The Bears defensive end, who dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse following his team’...
  • Readers' Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
  • Like Cubs, Astros building from bottom up

    Like Cubs, Astros building from bottom up
    Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era. "In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...