| 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...
| Dec 6, 2011
If Dan Duquette accomplishes his goal this week during baseball's annual winter meetings, he will leave here with an improved pitching staff that is fortified by trades.
He wants to bolster the bullpen and rotation, yet still hold on to three of his most...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:30 AM
It’s tricky making predictions about what’s going to happen at the winter meetings.
It’s tricky because teams are continually meeting with teams and agents and you really don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors. Even...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:58 PM
Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if.
The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
The White Sox are five games out of first place in the AL Central and just lost five of seven at home against divisional opponents. Paul Konerko says his Sox don’t look like a division-winning team right now. Rank honesty about a team playing pretty...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Rain canceled Cubs batting practice Friday and Saturday -- and the Cubs won both games. Sunday's also was rained out, as the blue tarp protected against light rain.
The Cubs hoped to play this game, because Matt Garza was to face winless Astros'...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Randy Wells will pitch the three games in Milwaukee starting Tuesday. The rotation was set Sunday by manager Mike Quade, who previously had been undecided because of Monday's off-day.
That means Matt Garza, who...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 3:18 PM
The list of pitchers who have dominated the Orioles is long and mostly distinguished.
It includes top-of-the-rotation studs like Jon Lester and CC Sabathia, who give everybody fits, but are a combined 30-2 in 39 career starts against the Orioles, and...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:41 AM
"The Playboy Club" actress Jenna Dewan hit Paris Club Friday with friends, including co-star David Krumholtz. Dewan and co-star Laura Benanti had dinner, separately, at Sunda Saturday.
"Entourage" star Jeremy Piven hit Paris Club and Sunda Thursday....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Jeff Baker joins a long list of starting right fielders for the Cubs Friday as they host the Astros and lefty starter Wandy Rordiguez.
Seven players have started in right for the Cubs, including Bryan LaHair, Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana since the...
| 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...