| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:21 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday they had reached a four-year Player Development Contract extension with Double-A Tennessee.
The extension assures that the Cubs' Double-A affiliate will remain in Kodiak through the 2018 season,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Firing Dale Sveum is Theo Epstein admitting he made a mistake, but not firing Sveum when the future was dying would’ve been a bigger error.
Epstein recently offered a checklist by which Sveum would be evaluated -- stuff such as developing young...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Athletes turned out in force to support former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood and wife, Sarah, at the second annual Woody's Winter Warm-Up fundraiser at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier on Jan. 18. More than 400 patrons attended the event that benefits the Wood...
| 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...