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  • It doesn’t make any sense that all-star pitcher Jeff Samardzija won’t get to play in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Bruce Miles has some changes in mind for the Midsummer Classic.

    Samardzija deserves to play in All-Star GameJul 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Dallas Beeler allowed no earned runs in his major-league debut Saturday at Wrigley Field.

    Rookie shuts down Nationals; Samardzija sees ERA balloon in DB lossJun 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Rick Renteria tries to restrain Anthony Rizzo, who argues with home-plate umpire Jerry Meals in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday. With one-third of the season in the books, Rizzo is hitting .267 with 10 home runs at 28 RBI.

    Cubs of 2014 not much different than 2013Jun 2, 2014 12:00 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 shortstop Starlin Castro has struggled at the plate this season and continues to be a work in progress on defense.

    Cubs' Castro continues to be hot-button issue Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum argues with home plate umpire Chris Guccione during the sixth inning of Friday’s road game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Sveum was ejected from the game.

    Recent events, and Cubs’ record, put spotlight on Sveum Apr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, right, poses with newly signed right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson during an introductory news conference Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

    Jackson feels right at home with Cubs Jan 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Cubs relief pitcher Casey Coleman returns to the mound after giving up a grand slam to New York Mets’ Scott Hairston, background, during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 27 2012, in Chicago.

    Samardzija’s June swoon continuesJun 27, 2012 12:00 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.

  •  Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza gets an ovation from the fans as he leaves the game in the ninth inning Thursday.

    Matt Garza’s errant heave cost him complete game Apr 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  James Russell looks to fill the setup role left vacant by the trade of Sean Marshall to Cincinnati.

    Russell could spell lefty relief for Cubs Mar 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Just like Day 1 at the Cubs Convention, team President Theo Epstein received huge ovations again Saturday from fans at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago.

    Cubs’ approach coming into focus Jan 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Do the Cubs have a genuine interest in free agent Albert Pujols? They aren’t saying.

    Pujols to Cubs? Probably not; Fielder? Maybe Dec 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Seeing Ron Santo ride around in his golf cart was always a welcomed sight at Cubs spring training camp. The legendary Cubs player and broadcaster died last December.

    Santo’s absence hits home in Cubs camp Feb 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    Spring training is under way, but there's a big void without the optimistic presence of Ron Santo.

  • Paul Dzien of Bartlett leads a chant for Ron Santo during the first day of the Cubs convention.

    Ricketts family proving to be first class all the way Jan 16, 2011 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and his family have been accessible to Cubs fans in their first year of ownership. Ricketts, however, will likely face some tough questions this weekends during the annual Cubs Convention.

    More grilling and less gushing for Ricketts family? Jan 13, 2011 12:00 AM
    The honeymoon is over for the Ricketts family. How will they be greeted this weekend at the Cubs convention?

  • Cubs manager Mike Quade speaks with reporters at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

    Cubs' Quade handles himself nicely at winter meetings Dec 7, 2010 12:00 AM
    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 SantoDec 4, 2010 12:00 AM
    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.

  • After Ron Santo made the rounds at Fitch Park last spring to chat with Cubs outfield instructor Bob Dernier and others, he sat down with Daily Herald writer Bruce Miles to talk about how excited he was to turn 70 and having beaten the odds.

    Tough and caring, Santo had it allDec 3, 2010 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Adam Dunn has agreed to join the Chicago White Sox for a four-year, $56 million contract, according to sources.

    Dunn a great fit for Sox and the Cell Dec 2, 2010 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Mike Quade is name the Chicago Cubs manager at A press conference with Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts and Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Tuesday, October 19.

    Things to like about Mike (Quade) Oct 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Things looked promising for Cubs manager Lou Piniella and general manager Jim Hendry during spring training last March, but now Hendry has another rebuilding effort to complete and a manager to hire.

    Clock is ticking on Hendry, Cubs after disappointing yearOct 5, 2010 12:00 AM
    You're Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, and you have one year to make things right. True, your contract runs through 2012, but realistically, if things aren't significantly better next year, the clock will have run out.

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