| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option):
Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them?
At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:24 PM
It's just a tremendous week for sports here in Chicago.
Oh, you thought I was talking about the Bulls and Blackhawks playoffs starting this week? No. I'll get to that.
This is the week we got to watch how it's done in baseball. The Red Sox visiting...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:43 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs.
Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago.
What is Theo Epstein doing wrong?
Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:46 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:49 PM
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:46 AM
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.