| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:11 PM
No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers.
Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman?
Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
| 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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Attention, Tom Ricketts: Your legacy is on the line. This is no time to be Baseball McCaskey.
It might seem early in the projected lengthy ownership of the Cubs by members of the Joe Ricketts Lucky Sperm Club, but this is it.
This is Ricketts’...
| 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...
| May 28, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Newly acquired veteran Rodrigo Lopez will start Monday for the Cubs against Houston and Matt Garza, who is on the disabled list, will throw on the side before Sunday's game to see if he is ready to go back in the rotation.
Lopez was acquired from the...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Fans in St. Louis have it easy. They're merely conflicted about who to blame for Albert Pujols' departure. The feelings of many Twins fans are much more awkward.
Everyone loves Joe Mauer, don't they? But business is business, and the hometown icon has...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 7:47 PM
"All the world's indeed a stage/ And we are merely players/ Performers and portrayers/" — Lyrics to Rush's 'Limelight' Gregg Zaun's at-bat music
[Editor's Note: This column originally ran on June 17, 2010 when Gregg Zaun was first contemplating...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Cubs fans claimed they would be patient and understanding with the idea of sitting through a rebuilding program.
Not that fans had any experience at it. The Cubs always acted like the Yankees with a learner’s permit. The Cubs were always about...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Luke Scott, the outspoken, energetic slugger who spent four seasons in Baltimore and was named the 2010 Most Valuable Oriole, has agreed to a one-year deal with the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays that includes a 2013 option, according to an industry...