| May 2, 2009
You'd like to say the Cubs' victory Friday was as easy as 1-2-3 but, these being the 2009 Cubs, "easy" is not part of their vocabulary.
One would be the number of grand slams Ryan Theriot has in his career and the number of victories David Patton has...
| Jun 19, 2009
What happened Thursday at Wrigley Field was one of the most dramatic games in Cubs- White Sox history, and certainly one of the most improbable given the recent ineptitude of the Cubs' offense.
And it came from two implausible heroes who changed...
| Jun 25, 2009
DETROIT -- Some people count sheep when they have trouble getting to sleep.
But after watching the Cubs' sleepwalking offense the last two months, Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella are counting the days until Aramis Ramirez returns from his shoulder injury....
| Jun 26, 2009
DETROIT -- Ted Lilly may be the best bet to represent the Cubs in the All-Star Game next month, but the veteran left-hander turned in one of his worst outings of the year Thursday in a 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Handed a quick 3-0 lead on Jake Fox's...
| Jul 1, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Aramis Ramirez has an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2010 season, giving him an opportunity to test free agency if his $14.6 million salary is below fair-market value.
But after learning how valuable he is to the Cubs during his...
| Jul 9, 2009
Lou Piniella was in no mood to regurgitate his pregame comments about the lack of offense after Wednesday's 4-1 loss to Atlanta pushed the Cubs back to .500 at 41-41.
"There's no sense talking about it anymore," the Cubs manager said.
The Cubs wound...
| Jul 30, 2009
Randy Wells could be the Cubs' second straight Rookie of the Year.
Wells may have put himself into serious contention Wednesday with eight shutout innings in a 12-0 romp over Houston.
It was not only Wells' seventh victory in his last eight starts,...
| Aug 15, 2009
What a difference a couple of innings and some bad pitching makes.
Before Friday's game, Cubs' manager Lou Piniella was denying this season was "doom and gloom" while admitting it had been "a long, grinding, tiring season."
But after two innings, his...
| Sep 17, 2009
Some Cubs fans were startled to see Ryan Dempster walking down Addison Street in warm-up gear about 1 1/2 hours before Wednesday night's game against the Brewers.
Batting practice had ended, so Dempster went on a Starbucks run and was seen carrying a...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...
| Apr 12, 2009
A passenger injured in the car crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends was taken off the critical list Saturday.
Jon Wilhite was upgraded from critical to serious condition but remained in intensive care at UC Irvine...