| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:53 PM
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap.
On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into.
The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Ryan Dempster hopes to throw off a mound soon but won’t return to the Cubs rotation until right after the All-Star break, at the earliest. The "second half" begins for the Cubs July 13.
“I feel great, completely pain free,” Dempster...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Randy Wells cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Tripl-A Iowa, the Cubs announced Friday.
Wells had been designated for assignment, but no team picked him up. He was 1-2 with a 5.34 earned-run average in 12 games, four of them starts....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum penciled four lefty-swinging batters against Houston southpawJ.A. Happ on Saturday
David DeJesus will lead off, Anthony Rizzo will bat third, Bryan LaHair fifth and Luis Valbuena eighth as the Cubs try to improve on a 4-17...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 6:56 PM
If it were a movie, it would be rejected as being too sappy.
You know this kind of story: Kid gets drafted in the 39th round, endures nine years of bus rides in the minor leagues, is told twice by teams to find other jobs, and then -- at age 29 -- he...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:18 AM
It’s as if Ryan Dempster wants to get traded.
I realize that Dempster gave his OK for the Cubs to trade him, but it felt grudging. There’s no way Dempster wants to leave the Cubs, even as bad as they are. He loves the team, the stadium and...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 8:40 PM
NEW YORK — Bobby Valentine said he doesn't read it and he doesn't listen to it.
Surely, he smells it.
Surely, he smells the rot from a locker room where too many of his players run to ownership to point fingers and too few of them run to the...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Reed Johnson gets the start in center field and Jeff Baker in right, as the Cubs use their right-handed lineup Saturday against Diamondbacks lefty Joe Saunders at Wrigley Field.
Manager Dale Sveum penciled in only two left-handed batters, Anthony Rizzo...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 11:14 AM
The Cubs put starting pitcher Ryan Dempster on the disabled list Saturday and recalled outfielder Tony Campana to take his roster spot, but more moves will be coming before Sunday's series finale against the Reds.
Manager Dale Sveum said Randy Wells will...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox.
But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Matt Garza will not start again until after Tuesday’s trade deadline, although he will not go on the disabled list for what is called triceps cramping.
Garza was given an MRI, which manager Dale Sveum said “came back very clean except for...