| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Aramis Ramirez tested his aching lower back during batting practice Wednesday afternoon and pronounced himself fit to play against the Nationals.
Ramirez missed Tuesday's game with back spasms and manager Mike Quade delayed his final lineup until after...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Just some quick aggravation to vent about the Cubs:
Cubs interim general manager Jim Hendry traded Kosuke Fukudome to create more playing time for young outfielder Tyler Colvin, who might or might not be a dangerous left-handed power bat the Cubs...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:02 AM
I believe Carlos Zambrano.
When he told Comcast SportsNet that only about three teammates contacted him after he was placed on the We’re Sick Of You List, I believe him.
Everything else is a crock.
No, wait, I believe Zambrano when he says he...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:53 AM
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Tony Campana starts in center field and Tyler Colvin in right field against Braves' right-hander Derek Lowe, as Cubs manager Mike Quade tries to get left-handed bats into the lineup.
Carlos Pena starts at first base and bats cleanup for another lefty bat...
| Sep 18, 2011
Ryne Sandberg has done it again.
Cast aside by the Cubs a year ago, he has turned in another highly successful season as a minor league manager. Sandberg guided the Lehigh Valley IronPigsto the Governor's Cup championship series in the International...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:13 AM
Wilson Betemit will be available.
No kidding. Really. In case you were looking for a replacement for Aramis Ramirez at third base next year, Betemit will be right there for the Cubs. Yes, the very same Betemit who had three memorable RBIs for the White...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Where the next curse is
The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do.
And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Did somebody get to Dale Sveum? Specifically, did somebody in Cubs management tell the manager to stand down after his comments about threatening to bench Starlin Castro because of exasperating mental mistakes in San Francisco?
Reading comments out of...