| Sep 22, 2014
| 11:03 PM
After missing nine weeks with a right hamstring tear and getting traded despite his distinction as the Athletics' top prospect, Addison Russell believes he's ready for anything the Cubs may throw at him.
"This year threw me a curveball," Russell said...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:29 PM
There might be a small window for Edwin Jackson to resurrect his thus-far disastrous stint with the Cubs.
Jackson's next appearance will occur as a reliever, although he hasn't had any extensive experience in that role since 2006.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 7:33 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Now that Jeff Samardzija has his first win, the Chicago Cubs will try to provide more offense Sunday to try to get him more victories.
Catcher Welington Castillo and third baseman Mike Olt, whom each have struggled as this 10-game trip...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:45 AM
I constantly hear reporters citing the contract with Sam Zell and the Tribune that the Ricketts family was "forced" to accept in purchasing the Cubs as the reason that it is impossible to increase payroll and sign free agents. What am I missing? Are the...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound.
The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
| 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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs.
I have no idea what they were doing winning – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that.
And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:27 PM
WASHINGTON -- Shortstop Starlin Castro will get to be a teammate of Jeff Samardzija for at least one more time.
Castro, 24, was rewarded for his rebound season Sunday by being voted by the players to the National League All-Star team. In a weird twist...