| 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...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 7:41 AM
After switching his lineup almost on a daily basis in the first half, Cubs manager Mike Quade goes with the same lineup Friday that produced a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning against the Marlins the night before.
Kosuke Fukudome leads off, with All-Star...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 9:40 AM
Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Randy Wells will pitch the three games in Milwaukee starting Tuesday. The rotation was set Sunday by manager Mike Quade, who previously had been undecided because of Monday's off-day.
That means Matt Garza, who...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 5:48 AM
Pop star Ke$ha received a deep tissue massage at the Dana Hotel & Spa Tuesday. The "Tik Tok" singer will perform at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island Wednesday.
Laurence Fishburne dined alone at Le Colonial Tuesday. Fishburne is part of the...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 12:07 PM
It is back to putting left-handers back in the Cubs lineup Saturday, as Carlos Pena returns to his cleanup role and Tyler Colvin bats fifth against the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo.
The rest of the Cubs lineup remains the same as it has been lately,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Reed Johnson will start in right field for the Cubs as they face Pirates' left-hander Brian Burres in the first game of a weekend series Friday at Wrigley Field.
But manager Mike Quade only used part of his usual lineup against southpaws, keeping...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:20 AM
The New York Yankees' Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano dined at Chicago Cut Steakhouse after Monday's game against the White Sox. Jeter and Posada and teammates CC Sabathia, Curtis Granderson and Eric Chavez dined at Roots Handmade Pizza in...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Kim Kardashian’s last public appearance in the Chicago area — a highly anticipated promotional appearance at the Michael Hill Jeweller store in Water Tower Place mall in 2010 — started two hours late and lasted only 20 minutes.