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New Cubs manager Rick Renteria brings a smile to work

Rick Renteria

Rick Renteria is all smiles as the new manager of the Chicago Cubs. To follow up on a point that I made on the radio yesterday, I didn’t really plan to say very much about new Cubs manager Rick Renteria (and I’ll be calling him Rick-Rent from now on, because I inexplicably like the way it sounds). I didn’t mean to lead off my discussion More...

by R. Lincoln Harris | Published 3 weeks ago
Chicago Cubs preview
By R. Lincoln Harris On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Chicago Cubs preview: Wait until next year all over again

Jeff Samardzija is getting his kicks in now before the Cubs trade him. (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports) It’s been a hard two years to be a Cubs fan. The team’s commitment to a long-term rebuild means More...

By R. Lincoln Harris On Friday, February 14th, 2014

For Cubs, it’s already ‘Wait ’til next year’

I love spring training, usually, because there’s a small window where anything seems possible. But once the season begins in April, and the losses start piling up, it’s not too long before it seems More...

2014 MLB draft
By Dan Kirby On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

2014 MLB draft: Dark horse candidates for Chicago Cubs with first pick

Bradley Zimmer is a five-tool prospect. Most people are expecting the Chicago Cubs to select a power arm with their first pick (fourth overall) in the 2014 MLB draft. North Carolina State LHP Carlos Rodon, Vanderbilt More...

Jason Hammel
By R. Lincoln Harris On Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Two ways to view Jason Hammel signing

The Jason Hammel signing has a two-faced feel to it. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs signed right-hander Jason Hammel on Friday in an attempt to shore up their less-than formidable starting rotation. More...

By R. Lincoln Harris On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
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Cubs, rest of MLB suffer Charles Atlas moment after Tanaka signing

Everyone of a certain age remembers the Charles Atlas ad. If you were looking through a comic book, the ad would be in there somewhere. And if you haven’t seen it before, the story goes like this: A bully More...

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