| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs.
I have no idea what they were doing winning – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that.
And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence.
Even if that’s...
| 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 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch.
But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...