| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:13 AM
The Sports Xchange
MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs CHICAGO -- If president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer can find takers for any of the team's few remaining veterans, the Chicago Cubs figure to be sellers before the non-waiver trade...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 6, 2014
| 9:56 PM
The Cubs and White Sox are in varying states of development, harboring eclectic groups of transient veterans and emerging young players.
In the cases of many of these players, it will be: Now you see them, now you don't.
In the meantime, the work-in-...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:20 AM
In their season-opening series, the Cubs improved from 1-for-lordtheystink with runners in scoring position to 3-for-omigawd.
In the final game of a series they just lost to the Phillies at home, they improved from 4-for-lordtheystink to 8-for-omigawd...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The Dodgers’ winning ways continued Sunday, but so did their hearts skipping a beat.
On an afternoon the Dodgers won their 14th consecutive road game with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field, their thoughts went less to...