| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:45 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Top prospects Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon are in the same boat on opposite sides of the valley.
One of the biggest questions facing the Cubs in Mesa this spring is whether Bryant will get a chance to start the season at third...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:09 PM
There's probably no other slogan in sports that represents spring, a new year and a new beginning better than "pitchers and catchers report." And for Cubs fans excited about another season of baseball and bleacher-based fun, no words could sound sweeter....
| 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,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
During spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter brought his coaches together and offered them a meticulous list of hypothetical situations, asking for solutions for overcoming possible losses of some of the team's most important players....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hadn't called many team meetings over the course of this past season, but before the postseason, he gathered his squad and spoke from the heart.
Showalter usually downplays his importance as a manager. “The game is...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:19 PM
You could make the case Bruce Bochy is a better manager than Joe Maddon after Bochy’s Giants just won their third World Series in five years. That’s the object of the exercise. That’s a Hall-of-Fame accomplishment. Checkmate.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The podium never will look so attractive to Cubs fans as it will when Joe Maddon is introduced Monday as the Cubs' manager at the Cubby Bear, where many supporters have drowned their sorrows after numerous disappointments of past decades.
But for all...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors.
His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Joe Maddon will be surrounded by a media gathering he likely hasn’t seen since he guided the Rays to the World Series in 2008.
Difference is, when the new Cubs manager meets this throng at the Cubby Bear on Monday afternoon, it won’t be a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Joe Maddon had options he never knew existed.
It was up to his agent, Alan Nero, to inform Maddon that he had an opt-out clause in his contract with the Rays when Rays GM Andrew Friedman left to become the Dodgers' president of baseball operations....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:06 PM
As baseball romantic Joe Maddon returned to the Rays dugout after changing pitchers during his first experience at historic Wrigley Field last August, he stared into the distance without realizing how close the Cubs really were on the horizon.