| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:27 PM
The Chicago Cubs cut ties with reliever Jose Veras by designating him for assignment Tuesday.
Veras had an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances. The Cubs owe Veras $3.85 million this season and a $150,000 buyout for 2015.
The Cubs also placed catcher Welington...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option):
Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them?
At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:17 PM
| Mar 30, 2014
| 11:31 AM
I'd love to have the luxury of comparing the Cubs to a show like "The Walking Dead," or any popular scripted drama for that matter. Alas, in terms of quality, drama and critical acclaim, the Cubs are more like a sitcom. A sitcom on its way up, no doubt,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:18 AM
Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood.
And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Re-signing or replacing third baseman Juan Uribe figures to be at or near the top of the Dodgers’ to-do list at baseball’s winter meetings, which start Monday in Florida.
General Manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers have already made...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter.
"Congratulations to the Tigers,...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:24 PM
HOUSTON — The Angels broke out the hard hats, fired up the backhoe and dug their season-opening hole a little deeper Wednesday night.
They got a quality start from Joe Blanton but grounded into four double plays and went hitless in five at-bats...
| Jan 18, 2012
No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres.
While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...