| May 27, 2013
| 9:37 PM
Where have you gone, Carlos Zambrano?
You too, Milton Bradley?
On a night when the city was glued to a hockey game in Detroit, the 17th edition of the City Series began with thousands of empty seats at U.S. Cellular Field, each reflecting Chicago's...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:03 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins.
On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...
| May 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition.
I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?"
Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
| Feb 1, 2012
No. 16 Nationals: 15th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Blue Jays
Bryce Harper hasn't played a day in the big leagues, and unfortunately for him there is only one way to go. It is opposite of up.
But if you want to bet on Harper as...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Ron Santo will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday for his accomplishments on the field.
But the Ron Santo we knew and loved in Chicago was more than a legendary third baseman. He also was a broadcaster, humanitarian, Cubs...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The Giants gather in a tight circle at an end of the dugout before games, always with Hunter Pence somewhere in the middle. They scream, yell and throw things as they prepare for the game in a way that would upset the moms of most Little Leaguers.
| Mar 2, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Running off at the typewriter. …
In honor of the late, great Dr. Seuss' birthday on Friday, a Seussian look at the Dwight Howard trade saga:
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish,
Make a wish, break a dish, somebody call the Commish.
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:52 PM
The Kansas City Royals have gone through some lean years since winning the World Series in 1985. A big reason for those struggles was a series of personnel decisions that sent Royal favorites on to future stardom. Here's a look at the Top 10 "Royals...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Few baseball men are wiser than Joe Maddon. He proved it with this conclusion about the postseason viability of the White Sox after arriving in Chicago on Thursday.
"You just never know, man,'' the Rays manager said.
No, you don't. But you do know this:...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 6:12 AM
I'm not sure if Logan Morrison will stay healthy or productive enough to be part of the Miami Marlins' future, but it's clear he's already distinguished himself with good deeds off the field.
Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of...