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  • Red Sox a surprise success story

    Red Sox a surprise success story
    On the off chance Cubs fans need some good news right about now, here's a projection that might provide comfort: If President Theo Epstein succeeds in building the "player development machine'' that is his goal, and it later falls apart, he — or his...
  • Baez: Franchise player in making

     Baez: Franchise player in making
    So much can go wrong. Can't-miss guys miss all the time. But suspend your skepticism, excuse some rough edges and Javier Baez's ascending arc screams what Cubs fans have been saying forever — wait till next year. He is what baseball fans dream...
  • 'Bad,' but not bitter

    'Bad,' but not bitter
    You know Bill Burr is a hardcore Boston Bruins fan because when he talks about the team, he says, "we." The last time he played the Chicago Theater, in 2011, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup. This time, the Blackhawks got the better of the Bruins. You...
  • Dugout confrontation problem: You see how lame Cubs pitchers are

    Dugout confrontation problem: You see how lame Cubs pitchers are
    Two games in Milwaukee, two Cubs starting pitchers get into it with the manager and a coach. One pitcher is overpaid, the other wants to be. Fun. The postgame explanations, of course, were that everybody has a competitive streak and nobody likes losing,...
  • Epstein's no-vote of confidence opens door for Girardi

    Epstein's no-vote of confidence opens door for Girardi
    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...
  • Gardenhire could fall in Cubs' lap next season

    Gardenhire could fall in Cubs' lap next season
    Two years ago, when the Red Sox were opening their state-of-the-art spring training facility only 5 miles away from the Twins' good-enough one, Ron Gardenhire noted how little things change around the Lee County Sports Complex. "I'm glad I got a new...
  • Epstein should do right thing: Bring Sveum back

    Epstein should do right thing: Bring Sveum back
    "What I want to avoid is the middle ground. It'd be nice to make the playoffs or get a protected draft pick. We're not hiding that. There's no glory in 78 wins instead of 73. Who cares?'' — Cubs President Theo Epstein to me in spring training...
  • Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up

    Epstein has to know Sveum's number is up
    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...
  • End of the road for Cubs bright spot?

    End of the road for Cubs bright spot?
    One of the brightest spots in what has turned into yet another bleak Cubs season isn't the blue chip first baseman or the erratic $60 million shortstop who tend to get all the headlines. Rather, it's 30-year-old journeyman who has spent more time on the...
  • Your Morning Phil: Cardinals, Rangers, Baez

    Your Morning Phil: Cardinals, Rangers, Baez
    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...
  • Your Morning Phil: Alexei, 'Paulie,' Theo

    Your Morning Phil: Alexei, 'Paulie,' Theo
    Talking baseball while marveling at how quickly the Blackhawks got back on the ice: 1. Welcome back, Alexei Ramirez. The White Sox shortstop made a diving grab to nail down Addison Reed’s 38th save last night, one night after he finished a...
  • Cubs have one choice: Girardi

    Cubs have one choice: Girardi
    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....