| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Talking baseball while congratulating Louisville for getting its men's and women’s teams to the NCAA basketball finals.
1. With the Brewers as the Cubs’ opponent for the home opener, Rob Deer will see some old friends. But will he have time...
| Mar 7, 2013
MESA, Ariz. — Shawn Camp walked into Cubs camp late last March. It was only 10 days before opening day and he knew four people in the room.
Luckily for Camp, one of those four was manager Dale Sveum. And perhaps even better for Camp, there were...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- In his first big league camp, 20-year-old Javier Baez is making things look easy.
Baez homered for the second time and went 2-for-3 Saturday in a 9-2 loss to the Indians, increasing his spring average to .360 and his slugging percentage to...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:22 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Newcomer Edwin Jackson has been named to start the Wrigley Field home opener April 8 against the Brewers. Jackson also will start the second game of the season behind Jeff Samardzija at Pittsburgh, with the third through fifth spots...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 6:18 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- He's only 20, but even Javier Baez said what he has done the last two days is "amazing."
The Cubs' future shortstop hit a home run Saturday on the first pitch he saw, giving him three homers on three pitches in three straight at-bats.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:37 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Whenever new Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro would go home questioning whether he still belonged in the big leagues during his struggles the last three seasons, his wife, Sherley, liked to remind him of his baseball claim to fame.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Starlin Castro's return to the Cubs lineup will be delayed a little longer to let inflammation in his left hamstring subside.
Manager Dale Sveum said Castro would return to the field in three or four days after an MRI revealed "minor" inflammation....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 8:00 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein managed to beat general manager Jed Hoyer in the bunting tournament bunt-off on Saturday, though he was knocked out in the second-round by 25-year-old director of Baseball Operations Scott Harris....
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:45 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Baseball America listed four Cubs in its Top 100 prospects list, an indication the organization is showing progress in its rebuilding plan.
Shortstop Javier Baez is ranked No. 16 while outfielders Albert Almora and Jorge Soler are Nos....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:03 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins.
On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...