| Jul 6, 2014
| 7:35 PM
The trades of Scott Feldman and Matt Garza last July created opportunities for the Cubs' Chris Rusin and Jake Arrieta.
This season, it appears at least three pitchers will get chances to prove their value to the Cubs in the wake of the trade that sent...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros.
A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs.
"OK, they didn't get...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Jake Arrieta pitched admirably Sunday as he moved to the forefront of the Cubs’ staff in the wake of the departures of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.
But like Samardjiza and Hammel, he knows the Cubs’ offensive...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:45 AM
I’ve been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches.
Everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Now is a tell-tale point of the season when general managers try to assume their most stoic poker faces.
With the trade deadline less than two weeks away, they have to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, with regard to going all out for a long-...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:13 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — With the Orioles currently atop the American League East, it might be tempting for the team to orchestrate a deal as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches.
But manager Buck Showalter said the club must tread carefully through...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
All games on WSCR-AM 670.
Season series: Astros 2-1.
Friday: 7:10 p.m., WCIU-26.
RH Scott Feldman (4-6, 4.33) vs. LH Jose Quintana (5-7, 3.24).
Saturday: 6:10 p.m., CSN.
LH Dallas Keuchel (9-5, 3.20) vs. RH Hector Noesi (3-6, 4.56).
| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The Cubs have eaten Alfonso Soriano's contract, is there a chance they'd do the same in getting rid of Edwin Jackson? And let's see what a stable lineup looks like for a couple of months, and then we know what the team really needs in the offseason -...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The Orioles lost their primary starting-rotation insurance Friday afternoon when veteran left-hander Johan Santana tore his left Achilles tendon in Sarasota, Fla., ending his 2014 season.
At 35, Santana's playing future also may be in jeopardy
| May 9, 2014
| 8:32 PM
It didn't happen immediately, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen slowly is emerging as the pitcher who excelled for the club in its surprising 2012 playoff run.
That could be a huge development for a team that sits alone, at least for now, atop the...