| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Baseball is a game of failure, or at least trying to handle it.
Those players who can maintain a strong level of confidence throughout an arduous season are a step ahead of the competition.
Rookie Jorge Soler has provided a small but impressive sample...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:36 PM
When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints.
You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The Cubs were doomed the day Scott Boras arrived on Greg Maddux's doorstep in Las Vegas to try to convince the high school pitcher to let him become his agent.
"He was in his underwear," Boras recalled. "I said to him, 'Do you always answer the door...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:56 AM
My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday.
Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired.
Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans.
Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Bears coach Marc Trestman broke a lot of Chicago hearts Sunday. By leaving in a clearly injured Jay Cutler at quarterback instead of opting for clearly capable backup Josh McCown, he may have cost the Bears the game and, due to tiebreakers and other...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:18 PM
You know Paul, it's not that difficult to figure out the Cubs' problems, despite Sveum's comments on the stats. At key moments in the game -- the key pitch, the key hit, the key play in the field -- the Cubs fail. Their players are simply not quite good...
| May 17, 2013
Mike Adams had hopes of pitching on Sunday. It certainly doesn’t sound now like that’s going to happen. Adams’ MRI today showed that he has what general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. called a “very mild, mid-back strain.” He had...
| May 17, 2013
Remember that home-grown starting staff everyone was so excited about when the ironPigs season began ... ? B.J. Rosenberg became the third starter promoted to the Phillies when he was summoned Friday to replace Raul Valdes, who was optioned back to the...