| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:54 PM
James Shields remains the biggest free agent on the market as spring training approaches, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, for one, thinks the right-hander would be "a nice prize" to win.
Maddon told the MLB Network Radio show "Inside Pitch" on Friday...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week.
Spring training is...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 3:02 PM
America’s favorite pastime is taking way too much time, many people believe.
The average major-league game lasted 3 hours, 8 minutes in 2014. That is the longest of any year in MLB history, according to Baseball Prospectus, which has archived data...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:11 AM
The Cubs and White Sox took care of their own business last month that brought free agent left-hander Jon Lester and All-Star catcher Miguel Montero to Wrigley Field, and Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera to U.S. Cellular Field.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Perhaps it's in the nature of Cubs fans to cling to any omen -- good or ominous. So it's understandable that with the signing of free-agent ace Jon Lester, some foresee the kind of Hollywood ending that has been scripted many times over.
"Back to the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:21 PM
If adding prized left-hander Jon Lester and manager Joe Maddon didn’t raise enough optimism, first baseman Anthony Rizzo fueled more hype on the eve of Cubs Convention.
“We’re going to win the NL Central,” Rizzo said Thursday...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:34 AM
Jon Lester the free agent signing signaled optimism and a potential new era for the Cubs. Jon Lester the Chicagoan, however, is still adjusting to his new digs.
"It's going to take some exploring. It may take a month, it may take a year. But we're going...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:01 PM
With the additions of marquee left-hander Jon Lester and colorful manager Joe Maddon, this weekend's Cubs Convention will provide a more festive atmosphere for Cubs fans than last January, when restless supporters asked when the rebuilding program would...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Major League Baseball's average salary shot up to more than $3.8 million this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015.
The Major League Baseball Players Assn....
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:20 PM
As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004.
But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...