| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:38 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push.
In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters.
The next eight weeks...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 11:51 AM
COOPERSTOWN — Greg Maddux admitted during his Hall of Fame speech Sunday he left the Cubs to try and win.
“I picked Atlanta because I finally wanted to get a World Series ring and start a family,” he said.
After a brief pause, Maddux...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem:
Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Cubs decided to wait until Wednesday for Jorge Soler’s major league debut because of the long flight today from Seattle to Cincinnati.
Soler was playing for Triple-A Iowa Monday night in Tacoma when he got the news of his promotion, shortly...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:32 AM
The Cubs wanted expectations tempered for Javier Baez? Seriously?
That’s just Theo Epstein working his stand-up act, right?
I mean, Epstein wrecked the Cubs organization for these moments.
Epstein razed the minors and gutted rosters up and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Cubs season-ticket renewals went out this week. Yeah, baby, seize on that Manny Acta mania.
Or is it Rick Renteria fever?
No, wait, it’s Dave Martinez delirium.
The good news for season-ticket holders is the Cubs will not raise prices next...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Me, I’d have traded Matt Garza after the first inning in Pittsburgh when he survived a one-out walk and got a magnificent catch from Julio Borbon.
Or I might’ve cut the deal to send Garza to (your rotation here) after the second inning...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Ten years ago this month, fans came as close to seeing the Cubs in the World Series as they’d been in six decades. Then the eighth inning of Game 6 in the National League Championship Series happened, setting off a catastrophic...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:24 AM
| Oct 12, 2011
| 9:21 AM
This seems like the perfect hire.
The best thing ever.
The smartest move you could dream of.
But it’s the Cubs. So, it will turn into a disaster. That’s what the Cubs do.
Somehow, some way at some time, the hiring of Boston general manager...