Scott Feldman


Theo Epstein thinks closers can come from just about anywhere.


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.


Dale Sveum tipped his cap and waved it above his bald head late Wednesday afternoon, saying goodbye to the fans at Wrigley Field, maybe for the last time.


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.


"If you ain't first, you're last."

Ricky Bobby's life motto from "Talladega Nights" can apply to Dale Sveum's Cubs, too.