| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. insists he’s not yet determined if his team is going to be buyers or sellers. This homestand stands to be the difference maker. “It could be. It could be,” the general manager admitted. “I hope we’re adding......
| May 22, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Me, I’d have traded Matt Garza after the first inning in Pittsburgh when he survived a one-out walk and got a magnificent catch from Julio Borbon.
Or I might’ve cut the deal to send Garza to (your rotation here) after the second inning...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Kirk Hinrich gets well soon:
1. At some point every July, I make this point: The odds are always with the teams selling talent at the trade deadline, not the ones giving up prospects to try to meet short-term opportunities....
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:16 PM
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer.
The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
| 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...
| May 20, 2012
| 2:54 PM
During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Looks like Charlie Manuel wants to see what some of his left-handed hitters can do against a left-handed pitcher. Manuel has five left-handed hitters starting against Braves pitcher Paul Maholm. Jermaine Mitchell is playing center field and leading off;...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 8:10 AM
The Cubs were built to lose 100 games, so what was with the obsession to avoid it?
The actual issue is losing 100 games and still not getting the top pick in the draft. So Cub.
I can understand players not wanting to be a part of 100 losses. I...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Tony Campana bats second again as the Chicago Cubs begin a weekend series against the Dodgers Friday at Wrigley Field.
The rest of the lineup behind Paul Maholm is the same as it has been. The fog has settled in at Wrigley Field but the Cubs are going...