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Dodger ThoughtsBased on reports by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com and Jon Heyman of SI.com, three more Dodgers have signed contracts for 2010: James Loney, $3.1 million (predicted: $3.5 million) Hong-Chih Kuo, $950,000 (predicted: $1.5 million) George Sherrill, $4.5 million...
Dodger ThoughtsLife with a financial ceiling: There are things I want, but then there are things I'm better off without. Don't get me wrong — when in doubt, I'd rather have the cash. But an excess of money can lead to......
L.A. at HomeIn the title of his forthcoming monograph, artist Roy McMakin poses a question: “When Is a Chair Not a Chair?” Over a 25-plus-year career (including a stint operating Domestic Furniture on Beverly Boulevard from 1987 to 1994), McMakin has proved...
With pressure building on managers and GMs to win quickly do you think it would be more effective to offer players more money for less years? The emphasis being if you cannot win in 3-4 years -- time for a change. My example being Furcal's contract. --...
Tribune staff reporterThe White Sox appear willing to tolerate Jose Contreras' inconsistencies, which resurfaced Tuesday night in a 7-1 loss to Detroit that snapped their five-game winning streak. All of the runs scored against Contreras (5-6) came after two outs,...
Tags: Baseball, American League, Joe Crede, Sports, Jose Contreras
Tribune staff reporterJuan Pierre robbed Barry Bonds of home run No. 714 Tuesday night at AT&T Park, but he couldn't stop the Cubs from extending their losing streak to eight games. "I know I probably ruined [the night] for about 40,000 people, but it's just a tough time...
Tags: Juan Pierre, World Series, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Rich Hill
Tribune staff reporterIf Jose Contreras can pitch as well as he did Thursday night, the White Sox's need for another starting pitcher might not be so urgent. Contreras, pitching in front of representatives from at least six teams that included Florida, hurled seven shutout...
Tribune staff reporterRich Hill's first major-league start Monday could mark a changing of the guard in the Cubs' rotation. Called up from Triple-A Iowa and inserted in Kerry Wood's spot, the 25-year-old left-hander had an adventurous time in the Cubs' 3-2 comeback victory...
Tribune staff reporterWhat happened Wednesday afternoon was, in a very stark way, a dark reminder of what this Cubs season could have been. The 7-0 thrashing the Dodgers inflicted was, in its incompetence, also a vivid reminder of the importance of what happened Wednesday...
Tribune staff reporterA rainbow appeared over the right-field bleachers of Wrigley Field during Wednesday night's pregame rain delay, a sure sign Kerry Wood's comeback is just around the corner. The Cubs are looking for any good omen they can find because waiting on...
Tribune staff reporterAnd for their latest trick, the Cubs' starting lineup Sunday included: A first baseman who had played there only once, nine years ago. A catcher who had one major-league at-bat. Four players with a major-league total of 370 games, which is 2,569...
Tags: Jim Thome, Barry Bonds, Angel Guzman, Field Hockey, Chicago Cubs
Tribune staff reporterThe Cubs look to be playing out the string in September, but general manager Jim Hendry's to-do list figures to keep him busy. Besides going over his list of potential managerial candidates for 2007, Hendry must decide how much Juan Pierre is worth,...
Tags: Juan Pierre, Ray Durham, Ryan Dempster, Mike Lowell, Baseball
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