| 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
| 11:33 PM
When Josh Beckett explained over the weekend why Clayton Kershaw might be the best pitcher he has ever seen, he wasn't talking about the movement on Kershaw's fastball or break on his curveball.
Beckett marveled at what Kershaw showed Tuesday night in a...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.
I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:54 PM
In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense.
Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
| Dec 1, 2011
Does this sound familiar?: “I don’t see the Cubs addressing right field as a priority and they will likely see what Colvin is made of when given a full season to work with. Expect Colvin to get most of the work in right in 2012.” If...
| 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...