| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:52 PM
On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Victor Martinez DH’d for the Tigers in 112 games last season.
Now he’s out for the year with a knee injury.
Tell me Theo Epstein was phoning Detroit about Alfonso Soriano.
Sounds like a pipe dream. Sounds like I’m wake ‘n bakin&...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Baseball wants more money. Fox wants more playoff games.
Like that, baseball is expected to announce a plan Thursday that expands the postseason by adding a wild-card team to each league.
The two wild-card teams in each league likely will play...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Curses! Cubs fans looking to wear a Theo Epstein jersey might be out of luck.
Wrigleyville retailer Sports World, at 3555 N. Clark St., created a Theo Epstein jersey with the number 12 to denote 2012, the Cubs' first season under the guidance of their...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Dodgers plugged holes
Los Angeles Times
While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:40 AM
The more I read Theo Epstein’s alleged defense of Ryan Dempster’s killing the aborted Atlanta deal, the more I think the Cubs president comes back to blaming Dempster for the aborted Atlanta deal.
Epstein, in fact, should've blamed Dempster....
| 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 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...