| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:22 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — It was only 15 months ago that then-Cubs manager Dale Sveum threatened to send struggling young stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to the minors.
"No one wants to go down to the minor leagues," Rizzo said that day. "Whatever...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo has assumed a leadership role on the Cubs, even though he has not exactly campaigned for it.
"I don't want to say, 'Oh, I'm the leader of this team' and this and that," Rizzo said. "You just come in and play every day. I am not going to...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Mike Hiserman ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Catchers Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt have combined for a .309 average, 20 homers and 83 RBIs. (1)
| Jul 19, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Other than the noticeable swelling on the top of Yasiel Puig's left hand, there was no indication anything was wrong.
Puig smiled. He playfully rolled his eyes. He joked.
"I'm not worried about what's happening right now," he said.
But the Dodgers...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
CINCINNATI - The Chicago Cubs were recipients of back-to-back home runs by Chris Coghlan and Ryan Sweeney in the sixth inning off Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto.
But that wasn't enough, as left-hander Travis Wood allowed three runs in the first and...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
CINCINNATI — Arismendy Alcantara earned three more days in the major leagues and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks left a more than credible impression in his debut start.
In the process, the Cubs sustained their pride Thursday in an emotionally...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:46 AM
There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote.
"I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:22 PM
After Tuesday night's 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners, A.J. Burnett walked to the middle of the Phillies clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park as he does after each home start.
However, this time, the mood was quite somber.
It took a few seconds for the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
CINCINNATI Per Garrett Jones' characterization, he "got a little piece of it."
That's really all you need to hit an Aroldis Chapman fastball off the wall for a double. Before his ninth inning at-bat Saturday, the left-handed hitting Jones was 0 for 7...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Chris Heisey's go-ahead home run in the seventh inning lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory over the visiting New York Mets on Saturday.
Todd Frazier also homered among his two hits and Brayan Pena supplied two hits for the Reds, who bounced back...