| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place.
But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him.
"You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:14 PM
While the Dodgers were adding one of those new-age, rock-star executives to their front office last week, naming Rays general manager Andrew Friedman their new president of baseball operations, the archrival Giants were busy winning their third pennant in...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:15 PM
BALTIMORE — When Andy MacPhail departed Chicago in 2006 after two postseason appearances in 12 years running the Cubs, he left with one of the more memorable exit lines in franchise history.
"It's time," he said. "The clock on the MacPhail-o-meter...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:46 PM
PHOENIX -- John Mallee is delighted to be returning to Chicago, and his homecoming can be even sweeter if he can connect with a group of young, strikeout-prone Cubs hitters.
Thursday, the Cubs announced the hiring of the Chicago native as part of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:40 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Bill Mueller has resigned as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach, one week after assistant hitting coach Mike Brumley was informed he wasn't returning.
Mueller said his split was "very amicable, but there was one aspect I felt strongly...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Angels will be making their seventh appearance in the American League Division Series, and it will be the first time they won't be playing either Boston or New York. A look at their previous six ALDS matchups:
Angels 3, New York Yankees 1...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching.
"Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Former slugger Manny Ramirez received rave reviews from many of the Cubs' top prospects as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa and President Theo Epstein said Ramirez has expressed an interest in staying with the organization.
"We'll see," Epstein told...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:51 AM
The Tribune's Mark Gonzales answers readers' questions about Manny Ramirez's role and Starlin Castro's base-running skills.
It seems like Manny Ramirez has been a very positive influence with the younger players in Iowa. Is it possible that he will come...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:59 AM
ST. LOUIS — Jorge Soler is out of the lineup Sunday in the series finale against St. Louis as part of the team’s plan to give him days off because of hamstring issues.
Soler understands the reasoning, but would rather be playing every day....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:24 PM
ST. LOUIS — One of the main reasons the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after last season with a year left on his contract was the perception Sveum's tough love approach toward Starlin Castro wasn't working.
So it should come as no surprise the Cubs...