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  • Spellman Scorecard: Bears don’t know how good they have it Nov 20, 2014 8:32 PM
    You’d think Bears players would want to play as hard as they possibly can for Marc Trestman because I’m pretty sure they don’t know how good they have it right now.

  • Is free agent Lester in town for talks with Cubs? Nov 18, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Cubs Tuesday were neither confirming nor denying reports that they had met with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester. The off-season has begun to heat up, and the Cubs already have lost out on free-agent catcher Russell Martin, who signed with the Blue Jays.

  • Cubs lose bid as catcher Martin goes to Toronto Nov 17, 2014 2:17 PM
    One of the Cubs' primary targets, catcher Russell Martin, is signing with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to multiple reports. The deal is said to pay Martin $82 million over five years. He'll be 36 when the contract runs out.

  • Cubs acquire infielder La Stella from Braves Nov 16, 2014 4:41 PM
    The Cubs on Sunday acquired left-handed hitting infielder Tommy La Stella from the Atlanta Braves for relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino. International signing-bonus slots also were exchanged. The Cubs obtained Vizcaino from the Braves in July 2012.

  • Cubs to play first night opener in history Nov 14, 2014 5:06 PM
    The Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5. Originally scheduled for April 6, the game was moved up to become ESPN’s opening national telecast of the season.

  • Mike North video: Cubs, White Sox talk already? Nov 12, 2014 9:27 AM
    Mike North can tell the Bears season is over when he starts hearing questions about the Cubs and the White Sox in November.

  • Constable: Bear market for Cutler jerseys, but Blackhawks still Bullish Nov 12, 2014 8:19 PM
    Suburban stores ordered their winter merchandise months ago — even before the predictions of QB Jay Cutler winning the MVP award while leading the Chicago Bears into the playoffs. So there was a risk that a timid merchant wouldn't be able to keep up with the demand for Cutler jerseys. That is no longer a concern at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Schaumburg.

  • Rozner: Cubs got their money’s worth in Maddon Nov 11, 2014 7:30 PM
    Joe Maddon is a stunning combination of schools old and new, which has to make uncomfortable those who believe there is only one way to manage the Chicago Cubs.

  • Starting pitchers, catcher among Cubs’ offseason targets Nov 9, 2014 8:43 PM
    Jed Hoyer will head to the general managers meetings in Phoenix this week as the baseball off-season begins to heat up. The Cubs are in a position to target several needs, whether through free agency or trades.

  • These managers and coaches can carve up opponents Nov 7, 2014 12:17 PM
    If there were separate Mount Rushmores for active managers/coaches in each of the four major sports leagues, I think it’s fair to say that Chicago right now would be represented on three of them by Tom Thibodeau, Joel Quenneville and Joe Maddon.

  • Imrem: Cubs are hot news; what about White Sox? Nov 4, 2014 7:46 PM
    The Cubs' newer ownership is making things happen with new ideas. If they re-establish their team's popularity, where will that leave the old-school White Sox?

  • What kind of manager did the Cubs get? Nov 4, 2014 8:42 PM
    Now that the euphoria from Joe Maddon's introductory news conference has begun to fade, Cubs fans will want to know how many wins he'll be worth and what kind of manager he'll be during games. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles gathered some insights.

  • Imrem: At last, Maddon brings personality to a Chicago team Nov 3, 2014 5:24 PM
    Chicago sports just acquired something more than a new baseball manager. They acquired a pulse. Joe Maddon has a pulse, a personality, a presence. Thank goodness. Listening to this city’s collection of managers and coaches was becoming as dull as watching your fingernails grow.

  • Pitcher Wada agrees to 1-year deal with Cubs Nov 3, 2014 10:37 AM
    Before the Cubs introduced new manager Joe Maddon to the media on Monday they took care of some business with his pitching staff, announcing they had reached an agreement with left-handed starter Tsuyoshi Wada on a 2015 contract.

  • Cubs’ Epstein calls Renteria ‘prince of a man’ Nov 3, 2014 7:30 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein introduced Joe Maddon as manager Monday and vehemently denied any charges he tampered with Maddon while Maddon was under contract to the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Miles: Maddon a perfect fit for Cubs Nov 3, 2014 7:30 PM
    Where else can you hear about a job interview taking place in an RV while the participants watched sunsets on a Florida beach? Only with the Cubs and Joe Maddon, who was introduced Monday as the franchise's 54th manager. Maddon's quirky personality was on full display before local and national media.

  • Images: Joe Maddon Introduced as Manager of the Cubs Nov 3, 2014 5:06 PM
    Images of the introduction of Joe Maddon as the manager of the Chicago Cubs Monday in Chicago.

  • Maddon’s agent: Talk of tampering by Cubs is ‘insulting’ Nov 2, 2014 6:21 PM
    When Cubs president Theo Epstein meets the media Monday to introduce Joe Maddon as the team's next manager, he's sure to face several awkward moments, especially when it comes to former manager Rick Renteria. Another will concern the possible charge of tampering with Maddon, whose agent shot down such talk Sunday.

  • Miles: Big names don’t always mean big results Nov 3, 2014 5:31 AM
    With the hiring of Joe Maddon, the Cubs are back in the big-name manager business. Other front-office regimes have been down this road, with the likes of Don Baylor, Dusty Baker and Lou Piniella. The results were decidedly mixed.

  • Imrem: Nice to see Cubs doing what it takes to win Nov 1, 2014 7:22 PM
    One way to succeed in pro sports is to not let anything get in the way of winning. The Cubs are proving to be marvelously ruthless and wonderfully heartless.

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