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  • Miles: Why the Giants will win World Series Oct 21, 2014 5:30 AM
    Like everybody else, Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles has been caught up in the amazing postseason run of the Kansas City Royals. But according to Miles it stops here as the San Francisco Giants will prevail in the World Series, which starts tonight at KC's Kauffman Stadium.

  • Samardzija deserves to play in All-Star Game Jul 12, 2014 5:50 PM
    Even though Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has lost some of its luster in recent years, it's still the best of its kind among the major sports. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles offers a few suggestions to make the All-Star Game matter again. First off, how about letting Jeff Samardzija pitch this year.

  • Rookie shuts down Nationals; Samardzija sees ERA balloon in DB loss Jun 28, 2014 10:52 PM
    The Cubs' future and their immediate present were on display Saturday in a doubleheader loss to the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field. During the day, rookie Dallas Beeler made his big-league debut and turned in a quality start. At night, Jeff Samardzija had another rough June outing.

  • Cubs of 2014 not much different than 2013 Jun 3, 2014 12:27 AM
    The Cubs are through exactly one-third of the 2014 baseball season as they open a homestand against the New York Mets. The starting pitching has been solid for the most part, and the bullpen has been OK. But the offense is lagging behind the pace the hitters set last year at the one-third mark.

  • Cubs' Castro continues to be hot-button issue Jun 20, 2013 11:52 PM
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum was not afraid to say that shortstop Starlin Castro has "regressed" in this, his fourth season in the big leagues. Castro went 0-for-4 Thursday night in the Cubs' 6-1 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis.

  • Recent events, and Cubs’ record, put spotlight on Sveum Apr 22, 2013 10:33 PM
    Not even one month into his second season as manager of the Cubs, Dale Sveum was talking Monday about his own future in the wake of the team's 5-12 start heading into a three-game set at Cincinnati.

  • Jackson feels right at home with Cubs Jan 2, 2013 9:40 PM
    The Cubs on Wednesday made official their signing of right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson to a four-year deal. It's not the only long-term commitment Jackson is making. He's to be married Saturday. The Cubs hope all live happily ever after.

  • Samardzija’s June swoon continues Jun 28, 2012 11:02 AM
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum admitted Wednesday there is some concern about pitcher Jeff Samardzija. The New York Mets cuffed around Samardzija and reliever Casey Coleman and came away with a 17-1 victory at Wrigley Field. Samardzija has not won since May 29.

  • Matt Garza’s errant heave cost him complete game Apr 12, 2012 7:57 PM
    Matt Garza let his excitable-boy nature get the best of him Thursday. Garza beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 at Wrigley Field, but he missed a chance at a complete game when he threw wildly to first base on what should have been a game-ending grounder. The Cubs improved to 2-5.

  • Russell could spell lefty relief for Cubs Mar 18, 2012 6:59 PM
    The trade of Sean Marshall to the Reds in December left a huge void in the left side of the Cubs' bullpen. James Russell, who performed creditably as a reliever last year, says he can be the guy to replace Marshall. Kerry Wood is back to set up closer Carlos Marmol from the right side, and the Cubs have some homegrown products ready to step up.

  • Cubs’ approach coming into focus Jan 15, 2012 12:15 PM
    The philosophy of the Cubs front office is becoming more evident as each day passes. Team president Theo Epstein talked about "old school" and "new school" Saturday on the second day of the Cubs convention.

  • Pujols to Cubs? Probably not; Fielder? Maybe Dec 6, 2011 9:22 PM
    The Cubs spent much of Tuesday trying not to comment on reports that they had made an offer to free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols. Prince Fielder is still lurking, and he might be the better option. New manager Dale Sveum met the media at the winter meetings in Dallas.

  • Santo’s absence hits home in Cubs camp Feb 17, 2011 4:41 PM
    Spring training is under way, but there's a big void without the optimistic presence of Ron Santo.

  • Ricketts family proving to be first class all the way Jan 16, 2011 8:57 PM
    Even though the product on the field needs improvement, the Ricketts family showed at the weekend's Cubs convention that it may be hitting its stride after more than a year of owning the team.

  • More grilling and less gushing for Ricketts family? Jan 13, 2011 3:24 PM
    The honeymoon is over for the Ricketts family. How will they be greeted this weekend at the Cubs convention?

  • Cubs' Quade handles himself nicely at winter meetings Dec 7, 2010 9:30 PM
    There was a symbolic passing of the torch Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings. Doing the passing were retired managers Lou Piniella, Joe Torre, Cito Gaston and Bobby Cox, all of whom were honored by Commissioner Bud Selig during a special panel discussion. Cox had to leave the meetings before the program, but he was recognized all the same.

  • A true Hall of Fame career for Santo Dec 4, 2010 9:05 PM
    But thanks to the negligence years ago of the baseball writers and more recently of the Veterans Committee, Santo's situation has been more of an open-and-shutout case. Santo never had much of a chance with the writers, but he came tantalizingly close to enshrinement in recent years by the Veterans Committee.

  • Tough and caring, Santo had it all Dec 3, 2010 5:14 PM
    Ron Santo was the toughest human being I've met in sports. He also was the most genuine and among the most caring and compassionate people I've been around. Santo died late Thursday, but he gave death everything it could handle. Really, Santo could have been gone many years ago and many times over. But he kept battling.

  • Dunn a great fit for Sox and the Cell Dec 2, 2010 7:05 PM
    Adam Dunn figures to be a monster signing for the White Sox. With the way the ball carries at U.S. Cellular Field, the left-handed hitting Dunn should have no trouble hitting 40 homers for the Sox, provided he stays healthy. As far as the Cubs go, general manager Jim Hendry always has loved Dunn, but he came too pricey for the North Siders this year, and the Cubs had concerns about Dunn’s defense at first base.

  • Things to like about Mike (Quade) Oct 20, 2010 5:20 PM
    The one great thing about being a beat writer is that you really get the feel of a team by being around it almost every day. Of course, the one danger is that you can get too close to the forest for the trees, and that's something all of us in this crazy business have to guard against. You want to build some empathy, but you don't want to get too close.

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