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Dale Sveum had a rough go of it in his first season as Chicago Cubs manager. Still in the midst of a rebuilding phase, Sveum and the Cubbies endured a 101-loss season and finished fourth place in the NL Central, ahead of only the putrid Astros.
So you would think that that skipper would be all about getting into his offseason, embracing the chance to get away from the game for a few months to relax and recharge his batteries. Being shot by a Hall of Famer, however, isn’t exactly what most people call relaxing and recharging.
The former Red Sox third base coach could have just sat on the couch and reflected on the season. Instead, though, likely said to himself “Let’s go kill some birds. I’m psyched.” He probably should have just stayed on the couch.
Sveum shared a pretty humorous story at the winter meetings on Tuesday, and it’s a story that’s only humorous because Sveum lived to tell it. The manager detailed a hunting trip mishap with Hall of Fame infielder Robin Yount, in which Yo...
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Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he was accidentally shot in the right ear and back by former teammate Robin Yount during a recent quail hunt in Arizona.
Sveum brushed off the mishap Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings. Sveum says the pellets drew blood, but adds he was OK and didn't need stitches.
Sveum and the Hall of Famer played together in Milwaukee and are hunting...
Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidentally shot friend and Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum while they were hunting for quail in Arizona this fall. "The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill," Sveum told ESPN Chicago.at the baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. "He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and...
NASHVILLE — Despite 101 losses in 2012, Cubs president Theo Epstein said there is no shortage of free agents who want to be part of the organization. Epstein said free agents “believe in the positive direction that we’re going,” and heard about the clubhouse atmosphere under manager Dale Sveum. “When we express interest, we’ve been [...]
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The Cubs big moves during the winter meetings were to sign two players that were non-tendered by their teams a week ago. This is a year! The Cubs signed former Giants OF Nate Schierholtz to a one year, $2.25m deal plus incentives. He's an above-average defender, but has posted a .270/.319/.409 line over the past [...]
Theo Epstein believes the Cubs are still capable of recruiting marquee free agents to Chicago.
Despite coming off a 101-loss season –– extending the club’s World Series drought to 104 years –– Epstein told CSNChicago.com that manager Dale Sveum‘s rising reputation as a player’s coach will be enticing to many.
“Dale’s making a name for himself as a manager that players...
The Cubs are reportedly one of the teams interested in A's free agent Brandon McCarthy. There's a lot of competition though. The A's have been in contact with another of their free agents, starter Brandon McCarthy, but expected that there would be strong competition for the right-hander and they're right: The Chronicle has learned that [...]
The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Nate Schierholtz have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Schierholtz was drawing interest from nine different teams, the New York Yankees being one of them. The outfielder was part of the trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco.
In 269 plate appearances, Schierholtz hit .257/.321/.407 with 6 HR's, 21 RBI...
Oh, baseball...another day, another report of a hunting-related injury.Seriously?Tuesday, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed that his former teammate, Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear during a quail hunting incident.Wednesday, word leaked out that San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner was going to start the season on the shelf due to, get this...
Here's the deal, I'll post updates at the top as I have time, since most are Twitter stories, just look at the Twitter box for the link if you must.
12:00 pM CST: Jerry Crasnick says Cubs checking in on Shane Victorino, Red Sox and Yankees as well. Says Reds and Braves not so much with the interest and calls Phillies interest "tepid".
...and away we go.
- The big...