| Jul 21, 2009
PHILADELPHIA -- They aren't far apart mile-wise, but Washington's and Philadelphia's baseball teams might as well be separated by a million miles.
After sweeping the Nationals in four games, the Cubs traveled to Philadelphia, where it's an entirely...
| Jul 25, 2009
The countdown to the July 31 trade deadline is on, and the Cubs remain in a wait-and-see mode.
They are 1 1/2 games behind first-place St. Louis after Friday's 8-5 victory over Cincinnati.
The Cubs have won 8 of their last 11, a streak that roughly...
| Jul 29, 2009
Ted Lilly joked before Tuesday night's game that Ryan Dempster never should have tried to imitate him when he jumped over the dugout fence three weeks ago and broke his big right toe.
"I tried to warn Ryan," Lilly said. "That was something [ Jason]...
| Jul 30, 2009
Randy Wells could be the Cubs' second straight Rookie of the Year.
Wells may have put himself into serious contention Wednesday with eight shutout innings in a 12-0 romp over Houston.
It was not only Wells' seventh victory in his last eight starts,...
| Aug 5, 2009
CINCINNATI -- Few of Jim Hendry's off-season moves have worked out the way he wanted, as evidenced by the Cubs' first-half malaise.
But the deadline deal that brought left-handers Tom Gorzelanny and John Grabow from Pittsburgh has paid early dividends....
| Aug 15, 2009
What a difference a couple of innings and some bad pitching makes.
Before Friday's game, Cubs' manager Lou Piniella was denying this season was "doom and gloom" while admitting it had been "a long, grinding, tiring season."
But after two innings, his...
| Aug 20, 2009
SAN DIEGO -- After Rich Harden threw seven scoreless innings Wednesday night to lead the Cubs to a 7-1 victory over the Padres, the team headed up Interstate 5 to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in a rematch of last year's playoff series.
| Sep 10, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- If they both end up retired in a few years, Carlos Zambrano and Lou Piniella could team up and take their comedy act on the road across America.
Their act is so polished by now that it seems as though they have been rehearsing it for years....
| Sep 12, 2009
Is Rich Harden "walking" his way out of Wrigley Field and into free agency?
As daily evaluations -- mostly with the pitching staff -- help constitute the makeup of next year's team, Harden is making it hard to justify keeping him, especially if he...
| Sep 17, 2009
Some Cubs fans were startled to see Ryan Dempster walking down Addison Street in warm-up gear about 1 1/2 hours before Wednesday night's game against the Brewers.
Batting practice had ended, so Dempster went on a Starbucks run and was seen carrying a...
| Sep 18, 2009
In 10 years covering the Cubs, I've seen my share of bizarre clubhouse scenes.
But few could top the crazy atmosphere Thursday after a 7-4 loss to the Brewers.
The Cubs may be out of the pennant race, but they still lead the league in chaos, confusion...