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Not Ready For Prime Time

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cubs fans are apparently finding better ways to spend their time than watching an underachieving fourth-place ballclub that is 10 games below .500.

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Around and Around We'll Go

By Chris Rewers on Friday, July 23, 2010

The news that Lou Piniella will step down as Cubs manager following the season wasn't earth-shaking news.

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A Model of Inefficiency

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Cubs are the least efficient team in major league baseball, Forbes reports, requiring $2.07 million in payroll per win, and underperforming their projected win total in the first half by nine games.

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The Rosenbloom Report

By Beachwood Reporter on Sunday, July 18, 2010

His takes on Uncle Lou, Big Z and Teddy Baseball this morning:

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A Diamond In The Rough?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Carlos Silva is scheduled to make Sunday night's start against the Dodgers, but Lou Piniella said Friday that Silva is questionable because of a sore right knee.

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Dodger Blue Vs. Cubbie Blues

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

There's a soft place in our hearts for Ned Colletti, a former sportswriter and native Chicagoan who grew up a Cubs fan, and in the span of a little over two decades worked his way up from the bottom of the Cubs front office to become the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Could The Cardinals Throw In Chris Carpenter?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

We believe Bill McClellan of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was trying to be funny with his Friday column.

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Wait 'Til Next Year

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ken Rosenthal, who ruffled Lou Piniella's feathers earlier this season when he called for Uncle Lou's dismissal in May, will be the dugout reporter for Fox's regional telecast of Saturday's Cubs-Dodgers game.

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Seriously, Lilly Has Value

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, July 8, 2010

We're not sure what Newsday's Ken Davidoff means by "getting more serious," but it makes perfect sense for Jim Hendry to explore trade options with the non-waiver deadline a little over three weeks away.

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Enjoy The Noodle, Though

By Beachwood Reporter on Friday, July 2, 2010

"Yep, Year 1 of Ricketts family Cubs ownership is off to a smashing start at Clark and Addison," former Tribune sports editor writes for the Chicago News Cooperative in the New York Times today.

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