| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Perhaps Anthony Rizzo’s best moment as a Cub wasn’t seen by fans at the ballpark or watching on TV.
Amazingly, he didn’t even have a bat in his hand at the time.
That moment of truth occurred in the Cubs’ clubhouse in Phoenix...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:54 PM
After a promising rookie season, Darwin Barney really established himself as an everyday second baseman in 2012, tying the major league single season record for consecutive errorless games at his position and putting himself in consideration for a...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Wait, aren’t Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol supposed to be the proven guys in the Cubs bullpen?
The Cubs seem as capable of running themselves out of games as pitching themselves out of them. I thought this was a new season.
It might’ve only...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 3:43 PM
The rain held off enough to start Friday's home opener on time, and a game-time temperature of 41 degrees was warm enough for most Cubs fans to deal with.
But many in the crowd of 41,358 left by the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and the...
| May 7, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds.
Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 8:42 PM
The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player.
A crowd of players...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 10:03 AM
Cubs’ manager Mike Quade didn’t back off his postgame comments from Wednesday, stressing that shortstop Starlin Castro and second baseman Darwin Barney need to communicate better.
“I’ll bet these two have it worked out next time...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 8:00 PM
A patient and a promise. A little boy fighting for his life when all he wants to do is play. And a baseball player who says every time he's at work, he promises to think about his new little friend. The surgery, the treatment and the care helped Drew...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order.
The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....