| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:50 PM
ANGELS 15, CUBS 3
AT THE PLATE: The Angels batted around twice in the first four innings. Mike Trout hit a grand slam, singled, and drove in five runs. "Mike's got such a short swing," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "You wouldn't think it would take him...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:40 PM
BOSTON — It seemed like a long time ago that general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged the Cubs offense was "frustrating" and in need of improvement in several areas.
That actually occurred early Wednesday night, well before the Cubs unleashed a 19-...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The Cubs are winning and I don't know why.
I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting.
One day Jake Arrieta...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON — It took more than one-third of the regular season, but Darwin Barney is making the most of regular playing time.
That was made possible mostly by an injury to Emilio Bonifacio and the struggles of Mike Olt, but Barney recently has...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:45 AM
I constantly hear reporters citing the contract with Sam Zell and the Tribune that the Ricketts family was "forced" to accept in purchasing the Cubs as the reason that it is impossible to increase payroll and sign free agents. What am I missing? Are the...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:50 PM
Cubs manager Rick Renteria cautioned there would be hiccups along the way, and sure enough, the Cubs experienced one Sunday.
The Marlins scored twice in the eighth inning off Pedro Strop to escape with a 4-3 victory and snap the last-place Cubs' season-...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva took the place of injured Jake Arrieta in April, and now Villanueva will take the spot of the traded Jeff Samardzija when the Chicago Cubs play the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
This also could serve as an audition...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- It used to be a curious situation when Darwin Barney would start, primarily in games started by Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija.
But Samardzija is off to the Oakland Athletics, and the suddenly productive Barney is in the Cubs' revamped...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Arismendy Alcantara appears to be as agreeable as he is versatile in his first several games in the big leagues.
The rookie second baseman was deployed in center field Saturday. He handled himself confidently defensively and collected a pair of hits,...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem:
Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Ah, summer. Who doesn't love a good summer romance? As a kid, my summer social existence revolved around the golf course pool. If a girl was lucky and the guy of her dreams happened to hang out at the pool while she was lifeguarding, there was a chance...