| 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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured.
Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:20 PM
General manager Jed Hoyer was hopeful the Cubs could trade second baseman Darwin Barney to a playoff contender despite his .230 batting average and diminished playing time.
“He’s a Gold Glove defender,” Hoyer said Tuesday after Barney,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The Chicago Cubs wasted little time adding speed to the top of their batting order Tuesday night by placing Emilio Bonifacio at the leadoff spot against San Diego.
Bonifacio, who has missed five weeks because of a right oblique strain, batted .261...