| 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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:00 PM
BOSTON — Ryan Dempster spent nine seasons riding the Chicago Cubs' roller coaster, experiencing just about everything one could imagine in a baseball life.
During his time in a Cubs uniform, Dempster played for four managers, from Dusty Baker to...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Hybrid icing, which was used on an experimental basis in exhibition games, will be adopted for the upcoming season after it was approved on Monday by the NHL Players’ Assn.
Hybrid icing eliminates potentially dangerous races to the end boards when...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Taking a quick break from the Stanley Cup Final to vent about the Cubs and White Sox:
The Sox are a joke, but rookie General Manager Rick Hahn is doing nothing to stop the losing.
In fact, he’s doing nothing, period.
I think he got the idea...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:17 AM
He earns a living on one of baseball's most sacred diamonds, but it didn't always feel like Logan Watkins' destiny.
"I wasn't really a huge baseball fan growing up," said Watkins, a second baseman for the Cubs. "Obviously I like playing baseball but...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Anthony Rizzo was moved back to the third spot in the Cubs’ lineup against the Dodgers on Monday night. He went 1-for-4 and grounded into a double play. Inspiring, no?
But thank goodness his ego has been properly massaged.
In the five games...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:01 AM
Two games in Milwaukee, two Cubs starting pitchers get into it with the manager and a coach.
One pitcher is overpaid, the other wants to be. Fun. The postgame explanations, of course, were that everybody has a competitive streak and nobody likes losing,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Everybody clinches something at Wrigley Field.
In the last week, the Braves and Pirates clinched a division title and a playoff spot, respectively, while the Cubs clinched the most home losses in team history and the worst attendance since Sammy Sosa...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:44 PM
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter.
If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step.
Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...