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Ryan Dempster

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  • Truth is, Epstein and Hoyer appear truth-challenged

    Truth is, Epstein and Hoyer appear truth-challenged
    Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer seem to have a problem. A big problem. The Cubs’ top two baseball wonks appear to have developed a hole where their credibility and integrity used to be. Understand, credibility and integrity rank pretty high in a...
  • 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,...
  • Crosstown's not so neighborly

    Crosstown's not so neighborly
    Anyone who knows me is aware that I am an unapologetic White Sox fan. At one point in time, I owned T-shirts and jerseys professing my love for the South Siders. That love was tested when I moved to the North Side. I responded to a Craigslist ad about...
  • Spring training: AL East preview

     Spring training: AL East preview
    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Ready for spring training

    Ready for spring training
    The power-outage controversy at the Superbowl may live on, but the football season is over. which means it is time to turn to thoughts of spring, and baseball. Later this week, spring training begins for the White Sox, Cubs and Tribune beat writers Mark...
  • A preview of the top Chicago parties in 2013

    A preview of the top Chicago parties in 2013
    The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them. But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
  • An odd sound coming out of the Marmol mess

    An odd sound coming out of the Marmol mess
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer. Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
  • Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better

    Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
  • Quick, someone wake Theo and tell him to dump Marmol

    Quick, someone wake Theo and tell him to dump Marmol
    Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired. Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans. Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
  • Best part of Castro's deal is Cubs still can deal him

    Best part of Castro's deal is Cubs still can deal him
    From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts. That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent. Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
  • Reed Johnson gets call vs. Pirates' lefty

    Reed Johnson gets call vs. Pirates' lefty
    Reed Johnson will start in right field for the Cubs as they face Pirates' left-hander Brian Burres in the first game of a weekend series Friday at Wrigley Field. But manager Mike Quade only used part of his usual lineup against southpaws, keeping...
  • Everything's Jake with the Sox

    Everything's Jake with the Sox
    During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...