| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:24 PM
ST. LOUIS — One of the main reasons the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after last season with a year left on his contract was the perception Sveum's tough love approach toward Starlin Castro wasn't working.
So it should come as no surprise the Cubs...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:22 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — It was only 15 months ago that then-Cubs manager Dale Sveum threatened to send struggling young stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to the minors.
"No one wants to go down to the minor leagues," Rizzo said that day. "Whatever...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:10 AM
The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Cubs manager Rick Renteria didn't know much about the plans for Jacob Turner, the right-handed acquired from the Marlins after being claimed on waivers.
Is the plan to start Turner or put him in the bullpen?
"I don't know what that plan is yet,"...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:45 PM
PITTSBURGH — With two weeks left in the season the Cubs remain on pace to lose 90-plus games for the fourth straight year, a feat unmatched in the 138-year history of the franchise.
Even after a 6-4 victory over the Pirates Saturday that snapped a...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:26 PM
It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985.
Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...