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  • Dunn gives up All-Star at-bats for Royals' Butler

    Dunn gives up All-Star at-bats for Royals' Butler
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Jake Peavy didn’t expect to play in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, but the plan was to have White Sox teammate Adam Dunn enter in the fifth inning as the American League DH. But Dunn never appeared, instead giving...
  • Wake up, Cubs fans: Your team was built to stink

    Wake up, Cubs fans: Your team was built to stink
    Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’: “I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...
  • Taking swings at the Cubs' opener

    Taking swings at the Cubs' opener
    Wait, aren’t Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol supposed to be the proven guys in the Cubs bullpen? The Cubs seem as capable of running themselves out of games as pitching themselves out of them. I thought this was a new season. It might’ve only...
  • Tip to Ricketts: Finish the Epstein deal now or you're finished

    Tip to Ricketts: Finish the Epstein deal now or you're finished
    Attention, Tom Ricketts: Your legacy is on the line. This is no time to be Baseball McCaskey.  It might seem early in the projected lengthy ownership of the Cubs by members of the Joe Ricketts Lucky Sperm Club, but this is it. This is Ricketts’...
  • Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification

    Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification
    This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub. See? Told you it was too easy. But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
  • Wait, Zambrano's the poised one?

    Wait, Zambrano's the poised one?
    Before the first game of this year’s White Sox-Cubs series, I asked a question that I’d like to revisit now that we have a result. Who would go crazier: Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Answer:...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • Cubs have options among 2012 free agents

     
    We’re on to Phase 3 of the offseason to-do list and it involves acquiring new players and the consideration of moving Starlin Castro to a new position.  Julie Dicaro at A League of Her Own made my job a bit easier by already compiling a list of...
  • 2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

     
    Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs.  Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs.   THE GOOD   Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average.  Back in July...
  • Chicago Cubs 2011 offseason to-do list

     
    Now that my final grades are recorded and out of the way, it's time to go through the Cubs To-Do List for the coming offseason.   1.  Hire a GM as soon as possible The Cubs have already formally requested to speak with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Also, the...
  • Cubs find guy in “Swaim”

     
    Well, just a day after this, Dale Sveum is the new manager of the Chicago Cubs after agreeing to a three year contract with an option for a fourth year.  Sveum only has 16 games of Major League managing experience, however he does have 30 years of overall...
  • Question of the Day: Which MLB player would be your choice to build a lineup around? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. Steve Gould, Baltimore Sun It’s tempting to answer "Albert Pujols." However, assuming......