| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:59 PM
White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham.
Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| 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...