Tag: Dale Sveum

You Knew This Was Coming

You Knew This Was Coming
Today, the Chicago Cubs had their home opener, which was the very first game celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field. Their opponent, the Philadelphia Phillies and their om field general, Ryne Sandberg. In what was a close contest early, turned into a Phillies blow out win late, which awoke an old debate about whether or... Read more »

No NRI surprises this year?

No NRI surprises this year?
The past two seasons, Dale Sveum broke camp with at least one position player and one pitcher that wasn’t on the 40 man roster prior to opening day. Shawn Camp and Joe Mather were the surprises of spring training in 2012, and Brent Lillibridge and Hisanori Takahashi managed the same feat in 2013. These non-roster... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs Fire Dale Sveum

The Chicago Cubs Fire Dale Sveum
Today, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs made official what many fans saw coming weeks ago when the dreaded vote of confidence was given. The matter became even more obvious when Epstein met with the media and failed to give Dale Sveum that same vote of confidence. Instead, he just stated that everything would be... Read more »
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Girardi, Ausmus and Sveum OH MY

Girardi, Ausmus and Sveum OH MY
So, remember when the whole Dale Sveum job security thing wasn’t supposed to be a big deal? Right.   I’m told the #Cubs have been informed by Joe Girardi‘s camp that he will listen if they want to talk. Indeed they do. — Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein) September 27, 2013 Today’s been a weird news day... Read more »

Will Dale Sveum Be Back?

Will Dale Sveum Be Back?
I have not really been a fan of Dale Sveum since Theo Epstein et al hired him to take over as manager for the Chicago Cubs in November 2011. What was Sveum going to bring to the Cubs as this franchise is rebuilt from the ground up? The belief was that Sveum was someone that... Read more »

Dale Sveum's Future With the Cubs

Dale Sveum's Future With the Cubs
Over the course of the season, I have heard many fans of the Chicago Cubs calling for the head of the manager Dale Sveum. They are pinning most of the team’s failure to win on him, and believe that he is the cause of all that is going wrong with the team. They call him... Read more »
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The Round-Up: Brewers, Mariners, A's

The Round-Up: Brewers, Mariners, A's
Happy Independence Day! It’s been a wee bit since Ivy’s last roundup, but she’s attending to family matters at the moment and your positive thoughts are welcome.  So here’s me (yay?) picking up the slack for the last few series before the Cubs head back home to face the division-leading Pittsburgh Pirates (srsly wtf) on... Read more »

Aligning Starlin Castro's Chi Flow

Aligning Starlin Castro's Chi Flow
Let’s start this by saying that as a 23-year-old, Starlin Castro has accomplished more in his first three-plus seasons of Major League Baseball than most aspiring baseball players ever will.  There’s a reason why it’s so hard to make it to the majors, why it’s even harder to become a perennial All-Star (much less hold... Read more »

Cubs to Add a Hitter, Cut a Pitcher

Cubs to Add a Hitter, Cut a Pitcher
Currently, with David DeJesus out of action for around a month, your Chicago Cubs have four men on the bench. Backup catcher Dioner Navarro, Cody Ransom, Julio Borbon and Scott Hairston. They also have eight pitchers in the bullpen. The Cubs, however, have announced that come Friday afternoon, by the time the Cubs series with... Read more »
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Sweet Release: For Carlos Marmol, the Question is "When?"

Sweet Release: For Carlos Marmol, the Question is "When?"
We preface this by stating that the front office and management know more about the Chicago Cubs than we as bloggers and fans do.  However, that doesn’t mean we can’t question their decisions and analyze alternative solutions. By now you know that Carlos Marmol has issues (sorry about that one, by the way) and that... Read more »