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  1. Dale Sveum wondering if he'll be back with Chicago Cubs in 2014

    Jesse Rogers

    The agony of all the losing this season is nearly behind Dale Sveum, but it's being replaced by the anxiety of wondering if he will still be the Chicago Cubs manager in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  2. The (not-so-) Friendly Confines in 2013

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have set few records over the past three seasons, but on Tuesday they broke one for home losses in a season, racking up their 50th after an 8-2 defeat to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The previous record was 49 home losses in...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  3. 50 home losses: What did you expect?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- You might see a headline or two highlighting the fact the Chicago Cubs lost their 50th home game of the season on Tuesday night when they dropped an 8-2 decision to the playoff-bound Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs snuck No. 50 in just under ...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Pirates clinch as Samardzija learns

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- It's not something Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija or his teammates want to see: back-to-back days on which their opponent is celebrating a playoff berth on the Cubs' home field. The Atlanta Braves did it on Sunday and the Pittsbu...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  5. Anthony Rizzo comes up clutch

    Jesse Rogers

    There are Chicago Cubs fans who simply are going to believe first baseman Anthony Rizzo is having a bad season. It's understandable because that's the perception he radiates. But in this case perception is simply not reality. Rizzo hit his 22nd ho...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  6. Bunt was a curious move by Sveum

    Jesse Rogers

    If the Chicago Cubs were in a pennant race then manager Dale Sveum's decision to have Donnie Murphy bunt in the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates would be dissected for days to come. Sports radio and Twitter would have blo...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  7. Sveum: Rusin 'in a position' for next year

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Chris Rusin received high praise from his manager after a four-hit, two-run performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday. In fact, since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa, he's given the Cubs something to th...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  8. Nate Schierholtz on radar of scouts for trade

    Bruce Levine

    PHOENIX -- The trade winds continue to blow around the Chicago Cubs' veteran players. Although the major trade story centers on Alfonso Soriano and a possible return to the New York Yankees, other potential pieces for playoff-contending teams are ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. Wins won't stop Cubs from dealing

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- There's a certain irony taking place within the Chicago Cubs. As they trade some of their main players for prospects, the team is winning games. Four victories in a row and 11 of their past 17 probably won't stop them from making more move...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  10. Sveum: Pirates' success starts with pen

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum played for the last Pittsburgh Pirates team that really contended for the playoffs, the 1997 "Freak Show" team that finished 79-83, but just five games back of the Houston Astros in the National League Centra...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  11. Stanley Cup comes to Wrigley

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville brought the recently won Stanley Cup to Wrigley Field on Saturday as he and the Cup made their way through the Cubs locker room and onto the field. "It was pretty cool," first baseman Anthony Ri...

    Blog | July 06, 2013
  12. Villanueva to start Sunday vs. Pirates

    Joe Stiglich

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Reliever Carlos Villanueva will make Sunday's start for the Chicago Cubs in place of Scott Feldman, who was traded to the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week. Cubs manager Dale Sveum had identified Villanueva as the man he want...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Athletics 1, Cubs 0

    Joe Stiglich

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Here's a quick glance at the Chicago Cubs' 1-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. How it happened: Cubs manager Dale Sveum talked before the game about starting pitcher Travis Wood (5-7) being the deserving choice as Chicago's All-...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  14. Sveum still letting Castro work out of slump

    Jesse Rogers

    Although he's not seeing the progress he'd like, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum still can't bring himself to bench shortstop Starlin Castro, who's stuck in a 3-for-38 slump. "I just can't pull the trigger on it," Sveum said before Monday's game a...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  15. New lineup, same result

    Jesse Rogers

    You can understand if Chicago Cubs fans are calling for first-round pick Kris Bryant to get to Wrigley Field as soon as possible -- even though he's not signed and hasn't seen a professional pitch yet. With the Cubs garnering just five hits -- tw...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 8, Angels 6

    Dan Arritt

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anthony Rizzo delivered a three-run double in the 10th inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied from an early deficit against the Los Angeles Angels to earn a split in the two-game series with an 8-6 victory. How it happened: The Cu...

    Blog | June 05, 2013