| Jul 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
After Carlos Marmol blew his seventh save on Thursday night, (and almost blew the game this afternoon) it's time for the Cubs to start looking for suitors for Marmol and other players. With each game passing, it becomes more evident that the 2011 Chicago...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 4:22 PM
If you watch “Chicago Tribune Live” as much as I do, you would know that host David Kaplan is adamant about “the kids” getting a respectable amount of playing time for the Chicago Cubs. I adamantly agree with him. Bryan LaHair is...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment by the Cubs for a second time Sunday. The move makes room on the roster for Sunday's starting pitcher Travis Wood.
DeWitt, who was hitting .138, was also designated in the winter but re-signed with the Cubs...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:55 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Ian Stewart is the only left-handed batter in the Cubs' luneup Thursday against Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf.
Jeff Baker replaces Bryan LaHair at first base, Reed Johnson is in right field for David DeJesus and switch-hitting...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 11:36 PM
PHOENIX -- It's was hard to determine which took longer Saturday night at Chase Field -- Paul Maholm's trot around the bases on his two-run homer in the fourth inning, or the Diamondback's 6-run rally off Maholm in the bottom of the inning.
| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:48 AM
The Cubs will have an entirely new outfield for their finale Sunday against the Astros at Wrigley Field.
Reed Johnson will play center and bat leadoff, while Jeff Baker plays right field and bats cleanup and Joe Mather plays left in place of Alfonso...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Jeff Baker is batting fourth and playing first base for the Cubs as they face Houston left-hander Wandy Rodriguez Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Reed Johnson is the leadoff man, with Randy Wells pitching.
Wrigley Field is in good shape after heavy rains but...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:10 PM
Don't be surprised if the Mariners surface as an option for Hall of Famer Pat Gillick, who is under consideration for a club president's job with the Cubs. The Mariners' collapse has cut into general manager Jack Zduriencik's standing at a point when...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Aramis Ramirez tested his aching lower back during batting practice Wednesday afternoon and pronounced himself fit to play against the Nationals.
Ramirez missed Tuesday's game with back spasms and manager Mike Quade delayed his final lineup until after...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:21 PM
MILWAUKEE -- The Cubs have an all-right-handed lineup in place for Friday night's game against Brewers lefty Randy Wolf.
That means Reed Johnson replaces Tyler Colvin in right field and Jeff Baker plays first base for Carlos Pena and bats cleanup for...