| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:26 PM
PITTSBURGH-- No Rizzo, no Castro, no Soler.
The Cubs couldn't overcome the loss of their top three offensive threats Friday, losing 7-3 to the Pirates for their season-high seventh straight defeat.
For the kids in the Cubs' clubhouse,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 7:24 PM
ST. LOUIS — One of the main reasons the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after last season with a year left on his contract was the perception Sveum's tough love approach toward Starlin Castro wasn't working.
So it should come as no surprise the Cubs...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:22 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — It was only 15 months ago that then-Cubs manager Dale Sveum threatened to send struggling young stars Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro to the minors.
"No one wants to go down to the minor leagues," Rizzo said that day. "Whatever...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida.
Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 9:40 PM
BOSTON — It seemed like a long time ago that general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged the Cubs offense was "frustrating" and in need of improvement in several areas.
That actually occurred early Wednesday night, well before the Cubs unleashed a 19-...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Alexei Ramirez's hugging skills were on full display Tuesday night during his All-Star Game debut.
The White Sox shortstop and Sox left-hander Chris Sale both entered Tuesday night's game in the top of the fourth inning when American...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Louis Reinhart -- the 100-year-old Cubs fan who thought he had missed his chance to participate in the team's centennial year celebration – has died, less than three weeks after he stepped onto Wrigley Field for the first time.
His funeral was...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:38 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push.
In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters.
The next eight weeks...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The Cubs are winning and I don't know why.
I mean, I know why they’re winning games, such as the sweep in Fenway Park this week: terrific pitching and enough hitting, and sometimes great pitching and unbelievable hitting.
One day Jake Arrieta...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game.
The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Backup catcher John Baker couldn't resist taking a photograph of the Wrigley Field scoreboard Wednesday that still posted his jersey number 12, indicating he was the last pitcher in the Cubs' 16-inning, 4-3 victory over the Rockies that took a franchise...