| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Former Cub pitching coach Larry Rothschild admitted that "after nine years of coming in the other door, it’s obviously different" in his role with the Yankees.
Rothschild met with the media before Friday’s Yankees-Cubs game in the cramped...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
The White Sox are five games out of first place in the AL Central and just lost five of seven at home against divisional opponents. Paul Konerko says his Sox don’t look like a division-winning team right now. Rank honesty about a team playing pretty...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 AM
Mike Quade came to the conclusion that the Cubs are no longer contending. Quite the epiphany when you’ve hovering around 20 games under .500 for months, huh?
Quade claimed the Cubs were in position to get back in the race if they had a good run...