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  • Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority

    Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority
    A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer. The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
  • It's official: Carlos Marmol out as Cubs' closer

    It's official: Carlos Marmol out as Cubs' closer
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum made it official Friday morning: Carlos Marmol is no longer the closer out of the bullpen. The two met in Sveum’s office before Friday’s game against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field and Marmol was “fine with it,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Wonder why Marmol is still a Cub

    Wonder why Marmol is still a Cub
    I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub. I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub. Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better. Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
  • Maholm pitches Cubs to 5-1 win over Phillies

    Maholm pitches Cubs to 5-1 win over Phillies
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox. But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...