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  • Rick Renteria to be named Cubs manager

    Rick Renteria to be named Cubs manager
    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...
  • Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'

    Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'
    Dale Sveum is out after two seasons as Chicago Cubs manager and the team will seek "a proven leader," president Theo Epstein said Monday. “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager," Epstein...
  • For new Cubs manager, youth must be served

    For new Cubs manager, youth must be served
    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...
  • Want to see Baez play for Cubs? Just wait ... and wait

    Want to see Baez play for Cubs? Just wait ... and wait
    Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured. Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
  • Two plans for Cubs

    Two plans for Cubs
    I love the way the Cubs stories are about the fifth starter’s job, like this one about James McDonald’s injury or this one about Chris Rusin’s four good innings. Here’s the question: Aren’t all Cubs pitchers No. 5...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
  • From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster

    From Cubs to Red Sox, a dream trip for Ryan Dempster
    BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life. During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
  • A Dear Tom letter

    A Dear Tom letter
    Dear Cubs Fanboy Owner (and you know who you are, Tom Ricketts), The option to move the team out of Wrigley Field remains open. You should’ve done this on Day One. You should’ve thanked everyone for coming, explained how thrilled you and...
  • Cubs pitchers report so they can get traded

    Cubs pitchers report so they can get traded
    Pitchers and catcher report. Those are the four greatest words in baseball, besides “We’ve traded Adam Dunn,’’ I mean. Cubs pitchers and catcher report to spring training Thursday, but I’m wondering, do the Cubs have any...
  • If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'

    If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'
    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: As an investor in “Dallas Buyers Club,’’ not to mention a cameo as a bartender, Adam Dunn might leave spring training for Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. For...
  • Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer

    Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer
    Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood. And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
  • What's after Girardi, and then after that?

    What's after Girardi, and then after that?
    There were all kinds of reasons to love Joe Girardi as the next Cubs manager. He had local ties, of course, but his seven years running the Yankees to three division titles and a World Series provided the gravitas. The Cubs wanted him. They were...