| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch.
But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Do you see any free agent outfielders that the Cubs might sign in the next two years since the current outfielders are all journeymen and average at best? Where do you think the Cubs payroll will be if they get rid of Darwin Barney ($ 2.3 million), Nate...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Shortly after front-line pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics two weeks ago, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva spoke of the importance of veterans in mentoring young players being promoted from the...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Edwin Jackson referred to his performance as "embarrassing" after the veteran right-hander put his team in an deep, early hole Saturday before the Cubs ultimately lost 11-6 to the Braves at Wrigley Field.
Jackson lasted just 32/3 innings, allowing a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Cubs fans who have grown restless with Rick Renteria's incessant pitching changes can feel somewhat relieved to hear the Cubs' manager has considered preserving some of his relievers by putting them in the outfield for one or two batters before bringing...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:44 PM
“Let’s play two” is more than a familiar refrain by Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.
The Cubs and Nationals will play a doubleheader Saturday. It is the first scheduled doubleheader for the Cubs since July 4, 1983, against the...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:05 PM
MIAMI — Carlos Villanueva politely declined to talk about his gradual success since moving to the bullpen six weeks ago, and it had nothing to do with the fact his talents could attract playoff contending teams searching for versatile veteran...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:49 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Samardzija isn't scheduled to pitch until Tuesday night at Miami, but scouts are keeping busy evaluating other Cubs players.
Saturday's 7-4 loss Saturday to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park provided the latest sampling of who...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:06 PM
MILWAUKEE -- Travis Wood let out a big sigh and shook his head after Friday's 11-5 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park.
There were no positives he could take out of his 11th start, with lasted less than three innings.
"Yeah, that was a rough one," he...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Cubs' Carlos Villanueva goes to bat for his teammates
As a member of the Major League Baseball Players Association's executive board, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva goes to bat for his Cubs teammates.
Chicago Cubs, Carlos Villanueva, Major League...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:16 PM
The summary: Anthony Rizzo's walk-off single against a five-man infield in the 12th inning gave the Cubs the win, avoiding a sweep. It was their sixth extra-inning game in their last 12 contests. Ryan Sweeney's leadoff double set up the rally.