| 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...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:09 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Blake DeWitt returned to the lineup over the weekend, Darwin Barney made a start against the Mariners on Monday and Ian Stewart is scheduled to return Tuesday, so the Cubs’ injury list is starting to dwindle.
Barney has missed time...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Matt Garza made his final start Thursday before the Chicago Cubs announce who will be their opening-day starter against the Nationals.
Manager Dale Sveum said the suspense would end Friday, a “contest” generally believed to...
| 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...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:52 PM
On Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals copied the formula that gave them two victories to start this season — except for the important part. Their offense stalled. Their pitching, in this case seven stellar innings from Jordan Zimmermann,...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 5:14 AM
Carlos Zambrano's temper has gotten him in trouble again. He ripped his teammates after Sunday's loss, calling their play “embarrassing.”
He's not wrong. In fact, he's never been more right. But he's way out of line. Zambrano's mouth is...
| 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...