| 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 6, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:16 PM
CINCINNATI — If and when the Cubs elbow themselves into contention in upcoming seasons, they might want to concentrate on at least breaking even with the National League Central-rival Reds.
The Reds have beaten the Cubs 11 of 16 games this...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Just throwing, um, stuff against the wall:
We’re up to four days now since Derrick Rose’s first game, and he still hasn’t practiced or played. And then he’s going to play, what, three games in five days in a tournament nobody...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Do you see any free agent outfielders that the Cubs might sign in the next two years since the current outfielders are all journeymen and average at best? Where do you think the Cubs payroll will be if they get rid of Darwin Barney ($ 2.3 million), Nate...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:57 PM
After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery.
Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The Cubs tossed autographed baseballs to selected fans before finishing with a 41-40 record at Wrigley Field, their first home winning record since 2009.
Jake Arrieta led the way with seven innings of two-hit ball in which he struck out 10...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:32 PM
It didn't happen immediately, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen slowly is emerging as the pitcher who excelled for the club in its surprising 2012 playoff run.
That could be a huge development for a team that sits alone, at least for now, atop the...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 12:22 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — The path any heralded pitching prospect takes to the major leagues has obstacles. With the burden of huge expectations on their shoulders, few young talented pitchers break into the major leagues without taking their share of lumps....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
NEW YORK -- Manager Rick Renteria doused a potential debate by emphasizing that Chicago Cubs staff ace Jake Arrieta will continue to pitch this season.
“There’s no plan of shutting Jake down," Renteria said Monday morning, "We monitor...