| 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...
| 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 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When Manny Ramirez shows up to join his Triple-A Iowa teammates, Ryan Sweeney believes the controversial slugger will provide the young hitters with plenty of help as a player-coach.
"He was telling me different stuff," said...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:54 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — While Kris Bryant continues to turn heads in his climb through the Cubs' system, the wait for Jorge Soler goes on.
Signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal on June 30, 2012 and given a spot on 40-man roster, the Cuban outfielder...
| 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 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 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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
BOSTON -- A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks about Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox before Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park.
| 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...
| 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 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...