| Oct 29, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has exercised his contract option for next season and will pitch for $14 million while also seeking an extension.
It came as no surprise that Dempster, who was 10-14 with a 4.80 earned-run average, would exercise the last...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 8:20 PM
You can understand why Jay DeMerit didn’t initially jump at the opportunity to make a documentary about his life.
Sure, the UIC alum knew his story was worthy of the big-screen treatment — it’s not every day that someone who went...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:12 AM
The Bears’ Devin Hester estimates he plays video games just about every day. He said it’s due in part to the free time he has and the fact that he feels he can’t go out in public much. His wife doesn’t mind — after all, it...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 5:39 AM
Jennifer Hudson is well aware of the rumors that she and fiancÚ David Otunga had broken up and was quick to address them Sunday during an interview with “Access Hollywood” on the American Music Awards red carpet.
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
I talked to a major league scout Friday whose territory is strictly the American League East and whose opinion I really respect.
He’s always been pretty spot on with his assessments, so I was curious as to what he thought about what has happened...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Yes, two bar blogs in two days.
It’s Christmastime, I’m feeling the holiday spirit (or holiday spirits, as it were).
I wrote a piece last week talking to a scout who briefly broke down the Orioles and the AL East for me.
At the time, R....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:33 PM
I know that the Sox are committed to Adam Dunn's home run production. However, I can't for the life of me, why he is put third in the batting order. Alex Rios or A.J. Pierzynski would be a much better fit. Dunn is on his way to setting the single-season...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Matt Garza will not start again until after Tuesday’s trade deadline, although he will not go on the disabled list for what is called triceps cramping.
Garza was given an MRI, which manager Dale Sveum said “came back very clean except for...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Maybe you blame Cubs team President Theo Epstein for failing to take every step required to execute the trade of Ryan Dempster to Atlanta.
Maybe you blame Dempster for failing to live up to his word that he would waive his no-trade rights for certain...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Dodgers plugged holes
Los Angeles Times
While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night?
The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...