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Dave Keller is about as old school as they come, and the former Cubs coach and current manager of the team’s Class A Daytona affiliate didn’t like what he saw from top prospect Jorge Soler. So Soler became one of the first prominent examples...
Tags: Ethics, Scott Baker, Sports, Baseball, Chicago Cubs
Milwaukee Journal SentinelIt was a question that immediately stumped Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. Does shortstop Jean Segura remind you of any other player you've seen at the position? "He's different than most shortstops," Roenicke said, referring to Segura's somewhat...
We've heard Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts stomp his feet and tell everyone to get out of the way in his goal to sprinkle some sparkle around an aging Wrigley Field. Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th, has offered a familiar refrain about parking and security,...
Tags: Sports, Thomas Ricketts, Baseball, Rahm Emanuel, Wrigley Field
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era. "In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
CINCINNATI — Jed Hoyer popped in on Tuesday, a rare road visit from the Cubs' general manager. "They didn't come a lot last year," manager Dale Sveum said with a laugh. "They come in for the good trips — Hawaii, the beach …"...
Tags: Joey Votto, Sports, Alfonso Soriano, Chris Heisey, Darwin Barney
ReutersThe Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Manager Dale Sveum's job status has become a hot topic lately, but general manager Jed Hoyer flew to Cincinnati Tuesday to try to cool things down. Hoyer, who doesn't make many trips,...
Tags: Joey Votto, Scott Feldman, Sports, Scott Baker, Alfonso Soriano
Talking baseball while praising Kirk Hinrich’s grit: 1. There are lots of good deals on Chicago condos. A forward-thinking baseball organization might buy, not merely rent hotel space, this summer. Scouts will be camping out on both sides of...
Tags: Sports, Scott Baker, Alexei Ramirez, Robin Ventura, Alex Rios
Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer. Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
St. Paul Pioneer PressSure, the Minnesota Wild use analytics. General manager Chuck Fletcher will admit to that. Beyond that? "I don't know how much I want to talk about it because we like to try to keep some of the staff under wraps a little bit," he said, "but we use...
CINCINNATI — Dale Sveum can look disheveled standing in the Cubs' dugout with his perpetual five o'clock shadow. During the Cubs Convention, a fan complained to Chairman Tom Ricketts that Sveum looked like he "slept under a bridge." "I think...
The Buffalo NewsPeople ask me all the time where my favorite places are to go watch a game. For the modern-day fan, it's hard to beat PNC Park in Pittsburgh, AT&T Park in San Francisco, Safeco Field in Seattle or Camden Yards in Baltimore. I still regret having not...
Tags: Renovation, Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Sports, Thomas Ricketts
MILWAUKEE — The ivy was in bloom on the outfield walls of Wrigley Field before opening day last year, prompting President Theo Epstein to declare: "I hope that's a good omen." To make a long story short, it wasn't at all. One year later, the...
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