| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:20 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Designated hitter Adam Dunn's heart was beating hard, and his adrenaline was flowing when he stepped to the plate as an Oakland Athletic for the first time Monday in the bottom of the first inning with two outs and a runner on second...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:47 AM
If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
| 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...
| May 31, 2014
| 9:42 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Emilio Bonifacio will start at third base for the first time this season as the Chicago Cubs attempt to snap a three-game losing streak at Milwaukee.
Bonifacio has started 32 games in center field and 16 at second base this season. He...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Miguel Gonzalez gets the start tonight in Pittsburgh – his first since May 10, when he had a quality start in a no-decision against Houston. His last outing was in relief of Kevin Gausman on Wednesday.
Earlier this week in Kansas City, I asked...