| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:33 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Now that Jeff Samardzija has his first win, the Chicago Cubs will try to provide more offense Sunday to try to get him more victories.
Catcher Welington Castillo and third baseman Mike Olt, whom each have struggled as this 10-game trip...
| 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 5, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Eli Whiteside will make his Chicago Cubs debut Thursday night as the Cubs try to complete their first three-games sweep this season against the New York Mets.
Whiteside, who earned World Series rings with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2012, was...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:38 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push.
In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters.
The next eight weeks...
| 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 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida.
Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| May 31, 2014
| 9:42 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Emilio Bonifacio will start at third base for the first time this season as the Chicago Cubs attempt to snap a three-game losing streak at Milwaukee.
Bonifacio has started 32 games in center field and 16 at second base this season. He...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:51 PM
The White Sox are out to prove they can beat the Cubs any old day of the week, home or away.
They whipped the Cubs for the third straight time in this four-game set Wednesday night with an 8-3 victory at U.S. Cellular Field before a crowd of 21,075, the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Show of hands: Do you love and hate Theo Epstein because of Edwin Jackson?
Do you love and hate Edwin Jackson because he’s Edwin Vexing Jackson?
I hate Jackson because he stinks and represents an egregious Epstein decision, his first big-...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The Chicago Cubs have traded utility player Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell and cash considerations to the Atlanta Braves for Class-A catcher Victor Caratini.
The deal was completed during the sixth inning of the Cubs' game...