| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:20 AM
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year.
Nope. Sorry. Not buying it.
Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:01 AM
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts.
That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent.
Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Julius Peppers hung out in the Gold Coast neighborhood following Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, just like he did after the Bears’ previous home game.
The Bears defensive end, who dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse following his team’...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Yes, there also was a baseball game Friday. Amid all the hoopla of the NATO visit, rumors of President Obama visiting Wrigley Field and Kerry Wood picking this weekend to retire, the City Series finally got to take center stage.
The Cubs and White Sox...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 AM
For a minute there, I was wondering if there would be any fighting among the cast members of VH1’s upcoming reality show, “Mob Wives Chicago.” There were no signs of tension when I spent an afternoon observing the five women in March and...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:10 AM
The Cubs were built to lose 100 games, so what was with the obsession to avoid it?
The actual issue is losing 100 games and still not getting the top pick in the draft. So Cub.
I can understand players not wanting to be a part of 100 losses. I...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:32 PM
MILWAUKEE -- As if things aren’t bad enough for the Cubs, they had to face left-handed starting pitchers for three of the next four days. The first one didn't turn out so well.
Norichika Aoki homered twice Thursday and the Brewers beat the Cubs 4-...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Roger Waters. Brad Paisley. Finally, Anthony Rizzo played Wrigley Field.
Side note: Official scorer Bob Rosenberg just ruled that “The Wall’’ was triple-platinum instead of a three-base error.
Anyway, the good news is, Rizzo didn&...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Anthony Rizzo again bats third as the Cubs open a weekend series against the Astros at Wrigley Field.
Dale Sveum's lineup looks much like it has recently, with Alfonso Soriano batting fourth and Bryan LaHair fifth. Steve Clevenger again catches, with...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:48 AM
The Cubs will have an entirely new outfield for their finale Sunday against the Astros at Wrigley Field.
Reed Johnson will play center and bat leadoff, while Jeff Baker plays right field and bats cleanup and Joe Mather plays left in place of Alfonso...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 3:11 PM
The Cubs improved to 9-3 against the Sox in Cactus League play since 2009 by hitting three home runs en route to a 5-1 victory before 10,327 fans at Camelback Ranch.
The Cubs snapped a 1-1 tie with two out in the second against Sox left-hander Chris...