Cubs fans are sick of hearing about how the St. Louis Cardinals are the model franchise. And the Chicago media will have trouble coming up with new angles on the Boston Red Sox blueprint.
This could get messy for the Cubs. Theo Epstein’s front office is still trying to figure out if they should fire Dale Sveum and pursue Joe Girardi or another free-agent manager.
Mike Quade kept talking, insisting his team could get back into the playoff race, so a reporter jokingly asked the manager if the Cubs would become buyers at the trade deadline.
The Cubs couldn’t make it through Opening Day without a closer controversy.