| Apr 1, 2015
| 11:21 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- It appears Matt Szczur, Jonathan Herrera and Ryan Sweeney will compete for the final two spots on the Chicago Cubs' roster.
That became likely Wednesday after relievers Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter and outfielder Junior Lake were...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 1:07 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Arismendy Alcantara has received plenty of notoriety for his versatility, but Jonathan Herrera also is making a strong push to make the Chicago Cubs' opening night roster.
Herrera, 30, survived the last round of cuts as a non-roster...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:59 PM
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Chris Denorfia hasn't played since March 17, and he might not appear in another game until the end of spring training because of a left hamstring injury.
Denorfia's status could cause the Chicago Cubs to wait until the morning of...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:32 PM
One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015.
Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Paul Provas, who was instrumental in the Chicago White Sox's signing of Joe Crede and the acquisition of John Danks, died Thursday in Dallas after a bout with brain cancer.
Provas, 63, was elected to the Texas and Midwest Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:52 AM
Eight players made at least one start in right field for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, and there are no guarantees that Jorge Soler will stabilize the spot next season.
The Cubs have played a greater emphasis in the past 12 months on versatility, and they...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Despite the well-deserved attention given to Javier Baez and Kris Bryant last spring, it was infielder Arismendy Alcantara who received the first major league promotion on the basis of his impressive first half at Triple-A Iowa, as well as his ability...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:37 AM
President Theo Epstein said Chris Coghlan would get an opportunity to play a "meaningful" role in 2015.
That role could become more important if the late struggles of Arismendy Alcantara continue.
After spending the first month at Triple-A Iowa,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Justin Grimm returning to the rotation, Kris Bryant’s exclusion from the 40-man roster, and Welington Castillo’s future:
Q: Justin Grimm originally...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:41 PM
By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"?
Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers? Pitchers frequently peak later than position players. Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:10 AM
The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...