Chicago Cubs: Then And Now

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Chicago Cubs: Chicago Cubs in the hunt for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka - tribunedigital

Hoyer says team will 'be part of process'; Granderson could come home to Chicago

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Cubs will make a play for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday on the opening day of the GM meetings.

Hoyer said the Cubs have done their scouting work in person and …

Chicago Cubs: Chicago Cubs start from scratch in radio analyst search - tribunedigital

Moreland's exit catches team, WGN by surprise, so there's no clear-cut favorite for job

The search for a new Cubs analyst for WGN-AM 720 begins Tuesday with no clear-cut favorite.

Keith Moreland's decision to leave the radio booth caught the Cubs and WGN by surprise, so there has been little thought …

Famous first words from Cubs managers

"In my mind's eye, I am going to be talking playoffs this year," new Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday. We'll see about that. Here are some memorable opening remarks over the last five decades.

Wrigley revisions advance - tribunedigital

Cubs would be allowed to push outfield wall back farther

The Chicago Cubs received preliminary approval Thursday to push back Wrigley Field's right field wall an additional 8 feet as part of a renovation of the stadium, a move that also would involve narrowing Sheffield Avenue behind the …

Theo gets the right guy, just like last time (oops)

The Cubs will introduce Rick Renteria as their new manager today. Please hold your applause until you’re done yawning.

The Cubs already have lost that news conference, like it was a home game or something.

Theo Epstein has taken a while to announce a new manager. It’s good to be thorough. The Cubs …

Cubs manager: Chicago Cubs pick Rick Renteria as manager - tribunedigital

Long search culminates with Padres bench coach getting 3-year deal

Leaving the visitor's clubhouse after a game a few years ago, Rick Renteria took a few steps outside Wrigley Field and turned to tell a friend, "I feel like I'm going to be here some day.''

That day has arrived, as Renteria will be …

Kris Bryant draft card - tribunedigital

Kris Bryant's fast start in the Arizona Fall League merely reflects the high marks he received in Baseball America's 2013 report card.

Bryant, the second overall pick in the draft, was named the Cubs' top pure hitter and top power hitter among their June picks. Bryant currently is batting .423 with …

World Series: Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster pumped to be in his first World Series - tribunedigital

It will mark Red Sox pitcher's 1st trip to Fall Classic

BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life.

He played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to Dale Sveum, and once broke his big right toe …


Please forgive me, Steve Bartman - tribunedigital

I was a smirking Sox fan during the worst-ever choking moment for Cubs Nation

Please forgive me, Steve Bartman.

It's been 10 years since that historic game at Wrigley, the scene of the greatest choke in the history of Cubs baseball. And of all of the people publicly associated with the Bartman Game, …

Where are they now, 2003 NLCS Game 6

10 years later, Bartman remains enigma

As the 10-year anniversary of the most talked-about moment in Cubs history approaches, it turns out everyone was wrong all along.

Touching the famous foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series wasn't the worst thing to happen to Steve Bartman.

Having it auctioned for more …

Cubs manager candidates

Ronnie 'Woo Woo' Wickers

Chicago Cubs: Ronnie 'Woo Woo' Wickers losing his voice - tribunedigital

But he remains more polarizing figure than recently deposed Cubs manager

A 71-year-old man wearing a Cubs uniform was waiting to cross Clark Street on Monday after watching Dale Sveum's final news conference in a Wrigley Field parking lot.

As he stood at the curb waiting for a break in traffic, a …

Major League Baseball

Dale Sveum: Fired Chicago Cubs manager eager to jump back in with Kansas City Royals - tribunedigital

Manager understands Cubs prerogative in dumping him, but remains proud of job he did in hopeless situation

Former Cubs manager Dale Sveum was unemployed less than three days before deciding to join Ned Yost's coaching staff with the Royals.

Sveum agreed to fill an unnamed coaching vacancy Thursday …

Chicago Cubs: Source says Chicago Cubs willing to top New York Yankees offer to Joe Girardi - tribunedigital

Epstein & Co. stay patient while top target negotiates with current team

The Cubs haven't won a World Series title since 1908, so they're content to wait as long as possible until Joe Girardi decides whether to accept an offer to stay with the Yankees or pursue other opportunities.

There's plenty of …

Chicago Cubs Manny Acta meeting - tribunedigital

Manny Acta enjoyed his interview Monday with Chicago Cubs officials for their vacant managerial position.

''Yes, I came in and spent a few pleasant hours with Theo (Epstein), Jed (Hoyer) and Randy Bush," Acta replied in an email Tuesday morning. ''Basically getting to know each other on a personal …

Pirates at Cubs

Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein should do the right thing: Bring Dale Sveum back - tribunedigital

Firing Cubs manager after 2 years with minor league roster would send wrong message, be a departure from master plan

"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

Theo Epstein

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 and Mark McGwire played Steroid Derby.

Welcome to …

Theo Epstein