| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The Reds stomped the Cubs 7-2 Thursday as they took two out of three games in the series at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds took advantage of starter Jake Arrieta (7-5, 2.88), who walked four batters in four innings and watched four...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The Cubs are winning and I don't know why.
I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting.
One day Jake Arrieta...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time.
Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Two springs ago, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was desperately trying to prove he could pitch in the major leagues. Last year at this time, he was attempting to show he was healthy and wasn’t a fluke.
And this March?
Well, Tillman is now...