| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Now that the Blackhawks season is over, it's time for baseball season in Chicago to officially start.
So here's a quick recap of the 2013 season. The Cubs and White Sox have played some games. The Cubs and White Sox have lost most games. A man named...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Yesterday was a busy day in Birdland, and despite the Orioles’ 5-2 loss to the White Sox here in Chicago, Baltimore fans had to be happy with the progress made Tuesday.
Acquiring veteran right-hander Scott Feldman from the Cubs – along...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:02 AM
See, here's where they get you.
For the Cubs and Sox, it's pretty apparent the sale of the year is here.
Everyone must go, and for the Cubs, that means the old favorites like Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano.
However, they're going on a teaser run...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
It’s Thursday, July 18, and Matt Garza remains a Cub.
Fix this, Theo.
Change this, Jed.
Do the deal, guys.
If I were Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, I’d do the deal before Friday, when the Cubs resume their drive for next year’s...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal.
The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Texas Rangers acquired pitcher Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for rookie right-hander Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards.
“He's an extremely talented pitcher that's had success in the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:56 PM
With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push.
"We're going to...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:03 AM
The Angels have agreed to terms with Raul Ibanez on a one-year contract to be their designated hitter.
The contract would be worth $2.75 million, with incentive bonuses that could increase the value to $5 million. There would be no option year in the...
| Jul 28, 2013
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Apr 10, 2013
Even if the Phillies are losing, get ready to see Jonathan Papelbon take the mound. The closer hasn’t pitched since April 4, the last game in Atlanta. He wasn’t complaining and understands that getting into a game can be tricky......