| 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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night?
The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:04 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Good friends are gone, and the way Jeff Baker sees it, the Chicago Cubs have no one to blame but themselves.
Performances like this are what led to the shakeup.
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:40 AM
The more I read Theo Epstein’s alleged defense of Ryan Dempster’s killing the aborted Atlanta deal, the more I think the Cubs president comes back to blaming Dempster for the aborted Atlanta deal.
Epstein, in fact, should've blamed Dempster....
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
| Aug 21, 2012
1. Nationals (1): Look for the lineup to start clicking soon with Ian Desmond back in the lineup and Bryce Harper heating up. Jayson Werth has been a major contributor since he came off the disabled list.
2. Reds (2): Doubleheader on Saturday caused...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 6:40 AM
Blake DeWitt starts in left field and Joe Mather in center field Saturday for the Cubs as they try to break a six-game losing streak against the Reds at Wrigley Field.
The lineup also features Steve Clevenger at catcher with Paul Maholm pitching.
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the other day he was hoping the trip to Philadelphia would help his team with the long ball since Citizens Bank Park is a notorious bandbox.
But, as luck would have it, a stuff wind was blowing in from left field, making it...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Edwin Jackson gambled, and he won. The question for the Cubs is whether he and Carlos Villanueva will win too much next season?
I wouldn't worry about it if I was President Theo Epstein or general manager Jed Hoyer. They still should be sitting pretty...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:55 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Talking baseball while wondering whose stock has climbed faster, Apple or Northern Illinois’ football program:
1. John Kruk feels the pain of Cub fans. But he is a huge believer in the path set by Theo Epstein, who continues to...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:44 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A friend was at Wrigley Field recently, picking out a location for his 2013 season tickets. He was struck by the abundance of choices.
"Man, they have a ton of unclaimed seats this year,'' he said. "Attendance will be a big...