| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Cubs season-ticket renewals went out this week. Yeah, baby, seize on that Manny Acta mania.
Or is it Rick Renteria fever?
No, wait, it’s Dave Martinez delirium.
The good news for season-ticket holders is the Cubs will not raise prices next...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Here we go again.
Thanks to a handful of words Theo Epstein didn't say the other day in Milwaukee, it's time for the semi-annual Joe Girardi Watch in the Chicago media and around Midwestern taverns. The default option as the next manager of the Cubs...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:55 PM
The only thing more frustrating than having your fantasy team ravaged by injuries is to have your team stocked with high-priced players having career-worst years while on your watch. Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at a few of this season's most...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:35 AM
He's got four World Series rings, roots in the Chicago area and experience navigating the allegedly haunted halls of Wrigley Field.
And now that Dale Sveum has been mercifully put out to pasture, it's time to bring Joe Girardi home to Clark and Addison....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Firing Dale Sveum is Theo Epstein admitting he made a mistake, but not firing Sveum when the future was dying would’ve been a bigger error.
Epstein recently offered a checklist by which Sveum would be evaluated -- stuff such as developing young...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Talking baseball while wondering which unbeaten team gets tested the most this weekend, the Bears or Ohio State:
1. Believe it or not, the Cubs have a chance to do something that could be remembered years from now as a turning point. They’re...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Dale Sveum is out the door, Joe Girardi chose to stay in New York, and the Cubs are practically back to square one in their search for a new manager.
The ultimate goal, one would think, is to pair a manager who develop and relate to players with the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:25 PM
In a 30-minute presentation Monday at the esteemed Economic Club of Chicago, Cubs President Theo Epstein dazzled an audience of 800 local movers and shakers with a detailed plan of player development.
Epstein kidded about the club's presumption he would...
| Oct 1, 2013
Surprisingly last spring, the voice inside Theo Epstein's head started asking whether Dale Sveum was the right manager for the Cubs.
Steadily throughout the summer, a chorus of praise outside Wrigleyville — "Around baseball, the story is the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Rick Renteria, who served the last two seasons as bench coach for the San Diego Padres, will be named later today to succeed the fired Dale Sveum as Chicago Cubs manager, the Tribune confirmed.
Renteria, 51, agreed to a three-year contract. He will be...