| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Anthony Rizzo will not soon forget the process of the fans voting him onto the National League All-Star team in the MLB.com Final Vote.
"I thanked all of the front office and the people who were working behind the scenes to pump it up and promote it,"...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Kris Bryant remains 340 miles from Wrigley Field, but his instant production with Triple-A Iowa has given Cubs fans a sense that their highly touted third base prospect is around the corner.
Bryant has hit four home runs in his first five games,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Welington Castillo has first-hand experience that being selected to the All-Star Futures Game will be a worthwhile moment for Cubs top prospects Kris Bryant and Javier Baez.
"It's a good experience for young guys," said Castillo, who played for the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:35 PM
BOSTON — Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been traded twice to contending teams, so he understands what Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija is experiencing with the July 31 trade deadline looming.
"It's a crazy time in your life," said Peavy, who spoke with...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Sweeney has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the Chicago Cubs' lineup Friday night at Philadelphia.
Sweeney, who has been on the DL since May 3 because of a right hamstring strain, took the roster spot of...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When Manny Ramirez shows up to join his Triple-A Iowa teammates, Ryan Sweeney believes the controversial slugger will provide the young hitters with plenty of help as a player-coach.
"He was telling me different stuff," said...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:34 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- It's Junior Lake's turn to bat leadoff Saturday as the Cubs attempt to win their second consecutive game at Philadelphia.
Lake will bat in the top spot as the Cubs try to find production since Emilio Bonifacio suffered a right ribcage...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:21 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon could return as soon as Sunday after throwing an 11-pitch bullpen session Saturday without feeling any discomfort in his right elbow.
"It felt very good," said Rondon, who last pitched in a game on...