| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:52 AM
That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.
Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:09 PM
The offseason free-agent period begins Thursday, and the Cubs appear on the verge of finalizing the first of what they hope are several impact acquisitions.
The hiring of two-time American League manager of the year Joe Maddon seems imminent,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
In baseball, the season of giving is upon us yet again.
This is the season of free agency, the time of year when teams bestow riches upon the finest players in all the land.
This used to be the season of the Angels and Dodgers. To Albert Pujols,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:05 AM
It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:50 PM
The task of finalizing a coaching staff while accelerating the pursuit of free agents is in full force for the Cubs.
Major changes on the staff don't seem likely under new manager Joe Maddon because of its current structure. Under Chris Bosio, the...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Add and subtract.
That's how the Cubs and White Sox, respectively, could improve when they accelerate talks with agents and officials from other teams starting Monday at baseball's general managers' meetings in Phoenix.
Although GM Jed Hoyer has...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:32 PM
One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015.
Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon.
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:55 AM
KANSAS CITY, MO. --- So let's catch everybody up on Jeremy Guthrie's poor wardrobe choice for his ALCS Game 3 postgame news conference.
After holding his former team to one run over five innings in Game 3 at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals...
| 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...