| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Sweeney has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the Chicago Cubs' lineup Friday night at Philadelphia.
Sweeney, who has been on the DL since May 3 because of a right hamstring strain, took the roster spot of...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When Manny Ramirez shows up to join his Triple-A Iowa teammates, Ryan Sweeney believes the controversial slugger will provide the young hitters with plenty of help as a player-coach.
"He was telling me different stuff," said...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:54 AM
I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Ex-Cub and current Tampa Bay Ray David DeJesus will host his karaoke fundaiser, “Strike a Chord,” Jan. 16 at American Junkie along with the David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities. The benefit will raise money for ALS research and...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Strangest baseball injuries 2012 It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, and then it's even funnier. Presenting our occasionally annual roundup of the year's weirdest, stupidest or most unfortunate injuries that befell MLB players (and one...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:42 AM
I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.
I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases in his first road game of the spring Tuesday.
Roberts, who was limited to 115 games the past three seasons because of injuries, is returning from hip and...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 3:51 PM
First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings.
Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Three days ago, the Angels' batters, as former Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda once said in a famous rant, couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat. While getting swept in a four-game series by the Boston Red Sox,......
| May 25, 2011
| 9:34 PM
Vernon Wells, on the disabled list since May 10 because of a right groin strain, began light agility drills and some light jogging on Wednesday, and he hopes to graduate to more aggressive drills and some running by the weekend.......