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  1. MLB - Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has quietly had a Hall o...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe of Baseball Prospectus goes to bat for Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, writing that Leyland has quietly had a career that makes him worthy of standing among his peer in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  2. Jayson Stark's Three Strikes: Stephen Strasburg, Lou Piniella and...

    Jayson Stark

    Strike One: Stras-No-Mas Dept. Here at Three Strikes, the over-under on how many pitches Stephen Strasburg will throw the rest of this season is zero. That may not be official yet, but you can never go wrong betting on caution in this guy's case. An...

    Blog | Conversation | August 23, 2010
  3. Assessing the Cubs' key options

    Eric Karabell

    Thanks to tradition, Lou Piniella and many other factors, the Chicago Cubs are always one of the most polarizing teams in baseball, and this weekend's series at Dodger Stadium could be a critical one for them in determining how soon -- or if -- ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  4. Aramis Ramirez is on a mini hot streak, but should he be picked u...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out the fantasy values of such key Chicago Cubs options as Aramis Ramirez, Marlon Byrd and Ted Lilly.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2010
  5. Zambrano to 'pen is classic Piniella

    Buster Olney

    Carlos Zambrano became the most expensive reliever in baseball on Wednesday when Cubs manager Lou Piniella informed him that he's being moved to the bullpen. Piniella has had success as a manager in his career partly because he has instilled ...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  6. MLB - Buster Olney - Carlos Zambrano move is classic Lou Piniella...

    Buster Olney

    After moving starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen, Cubs manager Lou Piniella again proved that he is not the sort of manager who will sit on his hands while his team struggles.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2010
  7. The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Mark DeRosa; Milton Bradley and ...

    The Cardinals dealt for some offense by acquiring Mark DeRosa, while there's more from the Cubs and the Piniella-Bradley meeting.

    Blog | Conversation | June 28, 2009
  8. Lou Piniella confronts Milton Bradley, seeks change

    After Milton Bradley took out his anger on a cooler in the Cubs' dugout Friday, Lou Piniella chose to make a point by removing Bradley from the game.

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2009
  9. Buster Olney: Fault lines on the Cubs growing deeper

    Lou Piniella is presiding over a team with growing problems, but are they as significant as the issues Joe Girardi is dealing with? Plus notes, player movements, game analysis and injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2009
  10. Paging Kosuke Fukudome

    Ryan Dempster is going into the Cubs' bullpen for Game 3, says Lou Piniella, and that means Big Z could start a Game 5, if there is a Game 5 between the Cubs and Dodgers. This from the same Paul Sullivan notebook: Friday morning at O'Hare Airport, a...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2008
  11. Piniella's all about winning

    There is one thing that I will never forget about Lou Piniella. Not Jerry Remy's single bouncing into his glove, or kicking his hat, or taking the Mariners to 116 wins. But the one play that defines him. It was, of course, the 1978 playoff game bet...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2008
  12. Cubs make correct call with Wood

    • Kudos to Lou Piniella and the Cubs for lining up their bullpen the way they announced before their game in Mesa on Monday. Kerry Wood isn't going to be capable of handling more than 60-65 innings even in the best case scenario, whil...

    Blog | March 25, 2008
  13. Cubs make correct call with Wood

    • Kudos to Lou Piniella and the Cubs for lining up their bullpen the way they announced before their game in Mesa on Monday. Kerry Wood isn't going to be capable of handling more than 60-65 innings even in the best case scenario, while Carlos M...

    Blog | Conversation | March 25, 2008
  14. Piniella unfairly criticized

    Well, the reviews are in, and it looks like Lou Piniella's numbers are even worse than Good Luck Chuck's. At least in the Chicago papers. In the Sun-Times, Jay Mariotti still thinks Piniella is "a baseball Yoda" and he still thinks the Cubs will win...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2007
  15. Game within the game

    One night after Ned Yost mishandled his bullpen and cost the Brewers a game in which they held a two-run lead after six innings, Lou Piniella went in the opposite direction and saw a close game turn into a blowout. The difference in the two moves was...

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2007
  16. Best is yet to come

    They reached May labeled as the same old recycled Cubbies, even though there are only two position players in the same place as a year ago and three-fifths of the starting rotation has changed. Yes, Lou Piniella is trying to change some of the cultu...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2007