| Jun 21, 2014
With all of the attention surrounding the emerging hitters in the Cubs minor league system, a couple of young pillars of the current big league roster continue to impress this season.
Starlin Castro belted a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo hit a...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:37 PM
After popping up a sacrifice bunt attempt that landed in the glove of Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his leg before retreating to the dugout Monday night.
Samardzija's frustration was understandable,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away.
It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
This was all so Cub.
The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season.
Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games:
1. SAN FRANCISCO: With 4 starters hitting over .300 in May, Giants have MLB's best record and largest division lead. (2)
2. TORONTO: Encarnacion ties Mickey Mantle's league...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Dale Sveum diplomatically referred to his time as Cubs manager as "a great experience."
Now the hitting coach for the Royals, Sveum watched his pupils rap out six hits and five runs in the first inning alone Friday night in a 7-2 victory over the...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:41 AM
The Cubs will introduce Rick Renteria as their new manager today. Please hold your applause until you’re done yawning.
The Cubs already have lost that news conference, like it was a home game or something.
Theo Epstein has taken a while to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Rick Renteria, who served the last two seasons as bench coach for the San Diego Padres, will be named later today to succeed the fired Dale Sveum as Chicago Cubs manager, the Tribune confirmed.
Renteria, 51, agreed to a three-year contract. He will be...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:02 AM
It is just me, or does everybody get the feeling that Starlin Castro needs to leave?
I could be reading too much into this, but there’s more reading than actual baseball improvement with the guy.
There’s more money than actual baseball...