| 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
| 7:04 AM
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer seem to have a problem. A big problem. The Cubs’ top two baseball wonks appear to have developed a hole where their credibility and integrity used to be.
Understand, credibility and integrity rank pretty high in a...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 6:56 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Buck Showalter said he had been looking for a night off for shortstop J.J. Hardy, and Monday made sense, especially considering Hardy is 2-for-27 against Texas right-hander Ryan Dempster in his career.
“It’s just a good...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — After the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, center fielder Adam Jones said he walked into the visiting clubhouse and sensed the right vibe, one that's been prevalent throughout this surprising season....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:01 AM
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts.
That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent.
Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Red Sox fans gathered early outside Wrigley Field Friday, perhaps hoping to invade the park much like Tigers fans did the day before.
Cubs' officials were still watering the outfield grass Friday morning, hoping to re-grow grass that was browned from...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I don’t know what Theo Epstein is waiting for.
Trade, Theo, trade. Trade Matt Garza. Now.
I thought Garza would’ve been traded before the end of last night’s seventh inning vivisection of the White Sox, especially because it took...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Orioles have had two consistent starters this season: Jason HammelandWei-Yin Chen.
The other three spots have been anything but reliable. At times, Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter have been good. Other times, they’ve been way...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch?
Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while.
And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times.
Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Kerry Wood has officially been retired for over a month, but he hasn’t exactly felt retired. That’s because the ex-Cub has been so busy promoting his “All You Can Be” children’s book and preparing for his seventh annual...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Ryan Dempster hopes to throw off a mound soon but won’t return to the Cubs rotation until right after the All-Star break, at the earliest. The "second half" begins for the Cubs July 13.
“I feel great, completely pain free,” Dempster...