| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Not long after his team finished a three-game sweep Sunday night of the league-best Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie received a text message from one of his former teammates.
Orioles reliever Brian Matusz congratulated...
| Sep 29, 2014
MILWAUKEE — After capping a rebound season Sunday with his 32nd home run, Anthony Rizzo quickly responded when asked about the Cubs' expectations for 2015.
"To be the National League Central champs," Rizzo said after the Cubs wrapped up a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and O’Malley each started games for the Cubs in...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:37 PM
More than six months after it began with a splash in Australia, baseball's 2014 regular-season grind comes to a close Sunday.
Barring a spectacular October, it wasn't a particularly memorable year by any stretch of the imagination.
| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:03 PM
After missing nine weeks with a right hamstring tear and getting traded despite his distinction as the Athletics' top prospect, Addison Russell believes he's ready for anything the Cubs may throw at him.
"This year threw me a curveball," Russell said...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:22 PM
After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals.
But Arrieta, known...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:03 PM
WASHINGTON — The Cubs put on their own blockbuster fireworks display Friday night by trading ace Jeff Samardzija and eight-game winner Jason Hammel to the Athletics for four prospects.
The trade will be announced Saturday — the same day...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:32 PM
BOSTON — Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of the trade that brought pitcher Jake Arrieta and reliever Pedro Strop to the Cubs from the Orioles for pitcher Scott Feldman, with the Cubs being accused of "jumping the market."
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:09 AM
The big trade deadline shoe dropped early Thursday morning, and it landed in an unexpected place for an unexpected value.
The Boston Red Sox dealt their ace and pending free agent left-hander Jon Lester as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and some cash to...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:29 AM
If (Theo) Epstein continues trading every starting pitcher with value, who will pitch in 2015? Does he expect Edwin Jackson to pitch every day? At this rate, the Cubs won't enjoy sustained success in this century. --Jaime G., Universal City, Texas...