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Cubs Approved For More Wrigley Field Changes, But Rooftops Holding Up Construction
Published December 12, 2013
WINNING THE WINDY CITY: In Chicago, Paul Sullivan writes of the offseason efforts of the Cubs and White Sox, "There's no question as to which team has won the public relations battle in their dual efforts to resuscitate last-place teams." The White Sox "are at least giving the impression they're trying to compete and win back fans" with acquisitions such as 1B Jose Abreu and CF Adam Eaton, and re-signing DH Paul Konerko. But the Cubs appear to be "using their stalemate with rooftop owners as an excuse not to spend." White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf is "obviously in no mood for a long rebuild," allowing GM Rick Hahn to "make a flurry of moves since July to try to win as quickly as possible." But Ricketts is "patiently waiting for rooftop owners to capitulate" before giving Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein the "necessary revenue to compete in one of the strongest divisions in baseball" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 12/12).