| Apr 24, 2011
| 10:46 AM
Sunday began with Starlin Castro as the second leading batter in the National League with a .393 average. Not bad for the league's youngest player.
Does the shortstop's continued success surprise Cubs manager Mike Quade?
"I would like to say no, just...
| May 7, 2011
| 9:20 AM
Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds.
Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will...
| May 14, 2011
| 2:21 PM
With Aramis Ramirez still missing by the time Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade filled out his lineup card for Saturday night's game against the Giants, so Blake DeWitt got the call.
Ramirez was delayed in Florida on his way back to Chicago from the...
| May 18, 2011
| 7:10 AM
Consider Mike Quade “Cubbed.’’
After his team choked away a four-run lead in Cincinnati on Monday, the Cubs manager called a closed-door meeting, which is hysterical for a team that can’t close the door.
Anyway, Quade watched...
| May 27, 2011
| 9:05 AM
Tony Campana will start again in center field Friday as the Cubs began a weekend series against the Pirates at still-chilly Wrigley Field.
"He's just fun to watch and he's playing well," manager Mike Quade said.
Campana batted seventh with most of the...
| May 28, 2011
| 8:33 AM
In an effort to ignite the lineup, manager Mike Quade batted Tony Campana in the leadoff spot as the Cubs faced the Pirates Saturday.
Campana had appeared in eight games and started his first game Thursday against the Mets, when he went 3-for-4.
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:27 AM
Mike Quade must hate this. The guy from a Chicago suburb who worked his way up the Cubs’ chain finally gets a shot at his dream job, and his best starter is an idiot.
A modified version of The Full Zambrano was on display in the retch-inducing 7-...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 6:31 AM
Carlos Zambrano apologized for telling the truth. Carlos Marmol said everything's fine.
Yes. Well. Except for the obvious fact that the Cubs still play like a Triple-A team and still are embarrassing. So Cub.
Zambrano went off on the Cubs on Sunday...
| Jun 17, 2011
Rodriguez in bad spot
Down goes Bob Geren! Who will follow him out the door?
It's possible that there will be no other midseason firings, as an overall period of stability should follow the rash of changes in 2010. But...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Jake Peavy can dominate opposing hitters as well as he can dominate the disabled list.
For 90 pitches or so, anyway.
Peavy said his start against the Cubs on Wednesday night was a struggle, and not just with catcher A.J. Pierzynski, whatever that was....