| May 16, 2014
Ronny Cedeno still shivers at the thought of April weather in the Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs shortstop gets a pass when you consider this: Average high temperature for that month in his hometown of Carabobo, Venezuela is 90.5 degrees. In Clearwater, Fla....
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
BOSTON -- For the second consecutive year, three Orioles players have been voted by the fans to start in the All-Star Game.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones will start for the American League in this year’s Midsummer...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
The St. Francis High pitching product was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday after sustaining an injury in his last...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:16 AM
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Wednesday sold his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $825,000.
A Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox’s 2005 World Series-winning team, Contreras, 42,...
| Dec 12, 2013
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Dec. 2 listed his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $849,900.
Contreras, 42, a Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox's 2005 World Series-winning team, left the Sox...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I hadn’t planned on watching "5 Outs," the gagumentary on the 2003 Cubs that aired on Comcast SportsNet on Tuesday night.
Luscious, the woman I love, said she didn’t believe she could watch it because of the pain it would recall, and there...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Dec 9, 2011
If you liked Tyler Colvin and wanted to see what he was made of, you’re out of luck. Colvin and DJ LeMahieu have been traded to the Colorado Rockies for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. I used to take pride in being able to project certain moves...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...