| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:52 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Before Luis Valbuena was traded and Kris Bryant moved closer to reaching the majors, Mike Olt attempted to conquer his biggest battle this offseason: his frame of mind.
"You've got to take it all as a learning experience," said Olt,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Cubs left room for Jon Lester in case the marquee free-agent left-hander signs with them even as they added pitching prospect C.J. Edwards to their 40-man roster before Thursday night's deadline.
The addition of Edwards, 23, who has struck out 294...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:03 PM
The players all dressed in crazy costumes for the postgame plane ride, some imitating superheroes and a couple even pretending to be team executives.
It was a blatant attempt to lighten the atmosphere in the clubhouse, and everyone got in on the act,...
| 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 15, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Evan Longoria was in the major leagues for less than a week when Andrew Friedman signed him to a contract guaranteed for $17.5 million. In addition to saving the Tampa Bay Rays millions of dollars in the arbitration process, Friedman's foresight has...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The pain of losing the likes of Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Scott Feldman is subsiding quickly.
That’s the feeling of pitching coach Chris Bosio, who understands the process the Cubs have experienced the past three seasons and how he saw it...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The Chicago Cubs won't be facing former teammate Matt Garza on Friday night when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers.
Garza, who pitched for the Cubs from 2011-13, was scratched because of right shoulder stiffness. He finishes his first season with the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:58 PM
MILWAUKEE — Adding Jon Lester or Cole Hamels would give the Cubs more than just a bona fide left-handed All-Star ace.
It would take the pressure off members of a rotation that hope to attain the 200-inning mark as well as alleviate the workload of...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:06 PM
PITTSBURGH — Baseball's awards races are winding down, and the Baseball Writers Association of America has some difficult choices to make in the four voting categories for each league.
Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Abreu appear to be shoo-...