| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:31 PM
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Report: Maddon, Cubs close to deal
The Chicago Cubs are set to hire Joe Maddon as their manager, CBSSports.com reported Wednesday.
Maddon and the Cubs are close to reaching a deal that should be wrapped up within days, according to...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:19 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — The Cubs might be the odds-on favorite to reel in free-agent manager Joe Maddon, but his agent said Saturday that they have yet to contact him.
"It's obvious to everyone there might be a match with the Cubs, but someone has to tell...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Joe Maddon might be “dripping in analytics,” but Chicago Cubs fans are drenched with anticipation for the upcoming season. The era of the lovable loser is waning, and the Cubs finally have found the right man to shepherd the flock to the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— As bad as things got for the Oakland Athletics in August and early September, and they were historically bad for a while, the A's are still in a decent position for a team on the verge of one of baseball's greatest collapses.
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:45 PM
When Paul Konerko was acquired from the Reds for Mike Cameron 16 years ago, the Tribune called it a swap of "potential All-Stars."
As it turned out, Konerko became the face of the White Sox for 16 years, while Cameron enjoyed a productive, 17-year...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Dear Stupid (and you Cubs fans know who you are):
Shut up already about Len Kasper supposedly jinxing Jake Arrieta’s no-hit bid Tuesday night. You sound like idiots, Cubs fans.
Bigger idiots, I mean.
Stop blaming Kasper for Arrieta’s...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The death of the classic manager-umpire argument, a staple of baseball since its inception, scarcely has been noticed in the first half of the first year of expanded instant replay.
Managers still get ejected, of course, but usually it's from the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Cubs fans who have grown restless with Rick Renteria's incessant pitching changes can feel somewhat relieved to hear the Cubs' manager has considered preserving some of his relievers by putting them in the outfield for one or two batters before bringing...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The big winner besides Jackie Robinson West and Mo'ne Davis at this year's Little League World Series is ESPN.
The kids provided the network with the best bargain in TV sports this year.
ESPN hit the jackpot with incredible storylines that...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:07 PM
SEATTLE — When the White Sox optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte in early May, he didn't question the move.
"It was the first time I got sent down and I said, 'It actually makes sense this time,'" Danks said. "I was getting into...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Deadspin, which thrives on pointing out the blunders of others, found itself on the other side over the weekend.
Sean Newell originally did a post on an interview that Lou Piniella apparently gave to a Portland radio station. He writes: