| 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...
| 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 23, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games:
1. WASHINGTON: Masters of the big finish, with five walkoff wins in six games. (6)
2. BALTIMORE: On pace for its biggest AL East margin since 1971, when Orioles...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:03 AM
The Dodgers have had many great teams in their long history, but which was the best? On the heels of Times readers' picking the all-time best Dodgers at each position, we now ask you decide the best overall team in Dodgers history.
The best 16 Dodgers...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 9:29 PM
The pipeline of Cubs prospects continues to flow.
Slugger Jorge Soler will join Javier Baez on the Cubs in Cincinnati beginning Wednesday, a major league source said late Monday night.
The Cuban outfielder was pulled from Iowa's game in Tacoma on...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The Cubs decided to wait until Wednesday for Jorge Soler’s major league debut because of the long flight today from Seattle to Cincinnati.
Soler was playing for Triple-A Iowa Monday night in Tacoma when he got the news of his promotion, shortly...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
When the Cubs signed Jorge Soler out of Cuba two years ago, making an unprecedented nine-year commitment to keep him under control through 2020, Jose Abreu was still an anonymous first baseman playing for Cienfuegos in the Cuban baseball league.
| May 25, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Old Dodgers never die … they just come back as triple-A player-coaches?
Manny Ramirez -- the one and only – has been hired by the Cubs and sent to Des Moines, Iowa. Say this for the 41-year-old Ramirez: He’s determined to stay in...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, a pair of 300-game winners renowned for a decade of excellence atop the Atlanta Braves’ starting rotation, and Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday by the Baseball...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:09 PM
The number that matters most is not 500.
The number that matters most is 0.
That is the number of major league players that have hit more home runs this season than Albert Pujols.
He got a mighty sweet serenade in the visiting clubhouse in...