| 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...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:18 AM
It’s as if Ryan Dempster wants to get traded.
I realize that Dempster gave his OK for the Cubs to trade him, but it felt grudging. There’s no way Dempster wants to leave the Cubs, even as bad as they are. He loves the team, the stadium and...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:48 PM
No sport lends itself more to comparative statistical analysis than major league baseball.
Crunch the numbers in key areas, stack them up against the others in the league and simple conclusions can be made.
Doing this with the Orioles' first half of the...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:30 PM
If you followed Kelsey Grammer’s time in the Chicago area filming Season 2 of cable network Starz’s “Boss,” you likely know the five-time Emmy-winning actor had his wife’s name tattooed on his hip in April at Insight...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:30 AM
The Cubs have won 12 of their last 16 games.
Their starters have an ERA of 1.13 in their last five.
The staff itself averaged an earned run a game in the weekend sweep of Arizona.
They are playing the kind of baseball we haven’t seen all season...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:13 AM
There is a rumor the White Sox are interested in trading for Milwaukee starter Zach Greinke. I believe the rumor was started by Gavin Floyd’s right forearm, the one with tendinitis that likely will land him on the disabled list and scream for the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:52 PM
The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:34 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs are finishing up their busiest stretch of spring training, in which they play 10 games in six days.
On Tuesday, half their squad stayed in Mesa to play the Rangers and half went to Phoenix to meet the A’s, their...