| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Since the season ended, I’ve been asked several times whether the Orioles are going to get an ace this offseason.
My answer is no. I don’t even hesitate. The reasoning is simple. There are no true aces on the market (Matt Garza? Japan’...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The Cubs are not a better team today without Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto.
They would be even worse without Matt Garza, and that still might happen by the Aug. 30 waiver deadline.
Either way, though, the Cubs organization is...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:16 PM
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer.
The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The trading season is here, and the Dodgers are open for business. The modus operandi is the same as last summer: a lot to offer in the way of money, not a lot to offer in the way of prospects.
The Dodgers might have even fewer top prospects available...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:28 PM
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......
| 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 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...