| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:10 PM
After agreeing on a one-year deal to return to the Chicago Cubs, outfielder Reed Johnson spent an hour on the phone with new manager Dale Sveum.
"We strayed off and started talking about baseball situations," Johnson said. "The little things you need...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:17 PM
In a perfect world, Brett Jackson would be the Cubs’ starting center fielder for 2013 and years to come.
That was certainly the idea when Jackson was brought up from Triple-A Iowa in early August, but the former first-round draft pick fizzled in...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 9:04 PM
Some actors choose to ignore the critics. And then some, like John Cusack, choose to take the critics on.
The Evanston native and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star went on the defensive Friday after his new film, “The Raven,”...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:47 AM
When does Tom Ricketts say no?
When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players?
Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
| May 5, 2012
| 7:11 AM
After hitting the Cubs' first pinch-hit homer of the season Friday, Joe Mather gets the start in center field Saturday against the Dodgers.
Manager Dale Sveum also has used Tony Campana and Reed Johnson in center since the trade of Marlon Byrd to the Red...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Chris Davis hadn't thrown a pitch in nearly six years, dating to his days as a draft hopeful playing at a small junior college in Corsicana, Texas.
But more than five hours — and 15 innings — into the Orioles' series finale with the Red Sox...
| May 6, 2012
| 7:12 PM
J.J. Hardy has done plenty to help the Orioles this season with his glove, but it wasn't until Sunday when he felt his bat was catching up.
In the Orioles' 17-inning 9-6 win over the Red Sox, Hardy had a career-high five hits, including two solo homers...
| May 14, 2012
Jason Vargas picked a bad night to roll out his first shaky start of the season Monday, when the Mariners' offense provided almost no help in a 6-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Boston southpaw Jon Lester held Seattle scoreless until Kyle Seager'...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:41 PM
There was a time – really, name any year in the last half dozen seasons or so -- when the Orioles would travel to Fenway Parkand, if they didn’t get swept, it could be considered a small victory.
If anything has changed about these Orioles...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The Washington Nationals have quite a one-two punch in their starting rotation.
Gio Gonzalez followed Stephen Strasburg’s strong effort a night earlier by pitching 6 1-3 effective innings to carry the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red...