| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Shortly after front-line pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel were traded to the Athletics two weeks ago, Cubs pitcher Carlos Villanueva spoke of the importance of veterans in mentoring young players being promoted from the...
| May 31, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves."
— David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:59 PM
White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham.
Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Baseball icon Don Zimmer died Wednesday night at age 83. If you're like me, despite all the memorable things he did in his career as a player, coach and manager, one thing leaps to mind: the time he picked a fight with Boston Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez....
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Controversial slugger Manny Ramirez will make his debut as player-coach with the Chicago Cubs' Triple-Iowa affiliate on Thursday at Colorado Springs.
Ramirez, 42, has spent most of the past three weeks working out at the Cubs' facility in Mesa, Ariz.,...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Cubs Hall of Fame outfielder Billy Williams informally shared stories about his playing days with members of the media before Thursday night's game in the Wrigley Field dugout.
Manager Rick Renteria was asked if his players appreciate and respect the...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:23 PM
After leaning over and biting an opponent on the shoulder during a World Cup game this week, Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez offered a simple explanation.
"These situations happen on the pitch," he said.
That statement failed to quell immediate...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:40 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Politicians roll into Iowa every four years to get a head start on their presidential campaigns.
Manny Ramirez, Iowa's newest resident, isn't running for anything. In fact he's seemingly running away from some things, trying...