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  1. Cubs might not be so far away

    Rob Neyer

    No, it's probably not going to happen overnight. Gordon Wittenmyer: Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says it's up to general manager Jim Hendry to identify the right guy to replace Lou Piniella as manager. But no matter how good Hendry's new manager i...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  2. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are hoping that Lou Piniella isn't the last base-throwing manager ... How great is Josh Hamilton, really? Well, that all depends upon who (or what) you ask. Jeff Pearlman believes that Roger Clemens is a massive bundle of vanity. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  3. Is Cooperstown next for Uncle Lou?

    Rob Neyer

    From Bill Madden, who probably isn't just making this up: Lou Piniella is retiring as manager of the Chicago Cubs effective at the end of the season, the Daily News has learned. The 67-year old Piniella, who led the Cubs to NL Central division titl...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  4. Big Z dropped on depth chart again

    Rob Neyer

    You thought the Cubs had buried Carlos Zambrano? Now they're really burying him: Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Zambrano would be "stretched out" so he can be switched from short to long relief. Could that move signal his eventual return to the rota...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  5. No. 5 (and 4) Starter Watch: Cubs

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, somebody has to care about this stuff, right? Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella announced his rotation Friday to begin the 2010 season, and as expected, Tom Gorzelanny and Carlos Silva will fill out the starting spots. --snip-- Jeff Sam...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  6. Gregg out as closer, but who's in?

    Rob Neyer

    Well, the shoe finally dropped. And in San Diego, of all places ... The Kevin Gregg era ended late Monday night in San Diego, where a four-run ninth inning led to the loss of his closer's job. Manager Lou Piniella said he would make the change...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  7. More on 'the Waxahachie Swap'

    Rob Neyer

    Inspired by your comments, I want to follow up on yesterday's post about Lou Piniella's unorthodox move Sunday night, where he shifted a relief pitcher to the outfield for one batter, then brought him back to pitch. As I noted, manager Paul ...

    Blog | July 15, 2009
  8. Uncle Lou digs deep into bag o' tricks

    Rob Neyer

    If you weren't watching the game Sunday night, you might have missed one of the more interesting moments of the season. From the Chicago Sun-Times: Cubs manager Lou Piniella made all the right moves in the top of the ninth inning of Game 2 on Su...

    Blog | July 14, 2009
  9. Cubs' Jim Hendry speaks

    Rob Neyer

    From David Laurila's recent interview with Jim Hendry ($): DL: When the decision was made to sign Milton Bradley, were you, [manager of baseball information Chuck] Wasserstrom, [assistant general manager Randy] Bush, and Lou Piniella all on the ...

    Blog | July 13, 2009
  10. Cubs' Bradley up to old tricks

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, at least they won the game: Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella and Milton Bradley had words in the dugout after the right fielder's at-bat in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, several sources...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  11. Uncle Lou's misplaced concern

    Rob Neyer

    Boy. Talk about worrying about the wrong problem. From Chris De Luca in the Chicago Times: Manager Lou Piniella didn't realize the Cubs had blown 11 saves in 26 chances entering Wednesday, putting their save percentage at 58 -- third-worst in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2009
  12. Uncle Lou wants to see more sliders

    Rob Neyer

    You might have missed the Cubs' slight bullpen adjustment yesterday ... A day after manager Lou Piniella stressed the need for Jeff Samardzija to develop more pitches to set up his fastball, the Cubs returned the young right-hander to Class AAA ...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  13. Not-so-golden years

    Rob Neyer

    Fiery managers of bad teams usually go one of two ways, they right the ship or walk away. What will Lou Piniella do?

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2004
  14. Devil Rays need patience, pitching plan

    Rob Neyer

    The Devil Rays are improving and have some intriguing prospects, but reaching .500 is still a long way off.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2003