| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 7:58 AM
The Braves knocked Carlos Zambrano’s jock off. So, Zambrano did the only thing a professional could do:
He took his jock and went home.
Took everything out of his locker, actually, and went somewhere. AWOL. Crying for mommy. Whatever, at least...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Carlos Zambrano is pitching well enough to get traded.
But apparently he has acted badly enough in an embarrassing past and has pitched inconsistently enough this embarrassing year to remain a Cub.
How badly has he acted and how inconsistently has he...
| May 12, 2011
| 4:21 PM
If baseball superstar Albert Pujols wants to play for the Cubs next season, photos of his much publicized hug with general manager Jim Hendry this week could be a sign of things to come, body language experts say.
Pujols and Hendry shared an embrace...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’
After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door.
Anyway, Quade watched...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:27 AM
Mike Quade must hate this. The guy from a Chicago suburb who worked his way up the Cubs’ chain finally gets a shot at his dream job, and his best starter is an idiot.
A modified version of The Full Zambrano was on display in the retch-inducing 7-...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 9:04 AM
The Oakland A's fired their manager. The Florida Marlins fired their hitting coach. Can you imagine? Whoever heard of such a thing -- firing somebody for failing?
First thought: Jim Hendry had better hide the papers and the Interwebs from Fanboy Owner...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 12:22 PM
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Dale Sveum sounded so grounded, so non-plussed, so honest even before he was introduced as the new Cubs manager.
And now this.
Reading what Sveum was saying at the winter meetings makes you wonder if he already has gotten Cubbed.
Or maybe someone...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:48 AM
I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment.
Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:06 AM
It has gotten to the point where you hope that Tom Ricketts is just getting some bad advice in delivering his message.
Because after Ricketts’ comments Wednesday evening about his team that is competing to own the worst record in baseball and about...