| 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...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Matt Garza made his final start Thursday before the Chicago Cubs announce who will be their opening-day starter against the Nationals.
Manager Dale Sveum said the suspense would end Friday, a “contest” generally believed to...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 10:03 AM
MESA, Ariz.—Ryan Dempster was named the Chicago Cubs opening day starter for the second straight season, with Matt Garza scheduled to pitch the second game against the Washington Nationals.
“Both are throwing the ball really, really well,&...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...