| May 7, 2015
| 4:04 PM
ST. LOUIS -- After two nondescript starts following an impressive April, Jake Arrieta recognizes it’s back to basics.
Although Arrieta wasn’t hit hard Thursday, he acknowledges the results weren’t acceptable after being charged with...
| May 4, 2015
| 9:24 AM
Former Marlins World Series hero Craig Counsell was hired Monday to manage the Milwaukee Brewers, about 12 hours after the team fired Ron Roenicke.
A major league-worst 7-18, the Brewers lost 40 of their final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid...
| May 3, 2015
| 10:02 PM
Aramis Ramirez says the Cubs are no longer a "Cinderella" in the National League Central, meaning no one should be surprised at their early success.
Like the Astros in the American League, the Cubs qualify for the "C-la" tag after five straight fifth-...
| May 3, 2015
| 8:25 PM
The Milwaukee Brewers made Ron Roenicke the first manager to be fired this season.
The Brewers, with the worst record in the major leagues, dismissed Roenicke on Sunday night and said they would announce his replacement Monday morning. The Brewers...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 9:26 PM
General manager Jed Hoyer is aware of baseball’s pendulum, so he’s not about to jump to conclusions and immediately declare the Cubs are aggressively pursuing upgrades.
“We feel it’s pretty early now,” Hoyer said before the...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 2:52 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals say injured ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season because of a torn left Achilles.
General manager John Mozeliak made the announcement Monday at Busch Stadium. Wainwright will have surgery later this week.
| Apr 26, 2015
| 8:53 AM
CINCINNATI -- Jason Motte personally has witnessed gloomy forecasts for the rival St. Louis Cardinals after severe injuries to him and his former teammates.
That's one reason why Motte, now a reliever with the Chicago Cubs, isn't counting the...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 10:25 AM
CINCINNATI -- One of the biggest no-shows Saturday of the Cincinnati Reds' celebration of the 25th anniversary of their World Series title team was manager Lou Piniella.
Piniella, who also managed the Chicago Cubs from 2007 to 2010 and won two...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 11:42 AM
PITTSBURGH -- There isn't any urge to move Starlin Castro back to the cleanup spot even after his recent surge.
Castro will remain in the sixth spot Monday night when the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
Castro is 4-for-10 in...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 8:06 PM
DENVER — The Cubs' first small step toward legitimizing themselves as playoff contenders started to crystallize Sunday as Dexter Fowler's drive landed in the right-field seats at Coors Field.
More hurdles await the Cubs, but they took great...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 5:12 PM
After two games, the Cubs are starting to figure out how to handle each other during difficult situations.
For Starlin Castro, it's a pat on the back from pitcher Jake Arrieta.
For Arrieta, it's some tough love from catcher Miguel Montero.