| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:59 PM
The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price.
As with every season,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Rookie Arismendy Alcantara will make his seventh start and his second in center field Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Alcantara, who stole two bases and scored a...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:08 PM
CINCINNATI --Starlin Castro remembers watching and hearing about the hoopla 13 years ago when Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. played his final All-Star Game in Seattle after a storied 21-year career.
And Castro takes great delight in playing in...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 5:59 PM
ST. LOUIS — The Cubs and Cardinals have been hating on each other for 122 years and running, so Sunday afternoon's tete-a-tete between John Lackey and Starlin Castro was nothing new.
Just Google "Dusty Baker-Tony La Russa-shouting match" for a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away.
It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:17 PM
Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion.
Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark.
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:44 PM
CINCINNATI — Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler.
But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense.
At the plate
Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Javier Baez showed no fear when he made his major league debut on Aug. 5 and backed it up with a game-winning home run in the 12th inning at Coors Field.
But for the first time since joining the Chicago Cubs, Baez expressed some nervousness in taking...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:07 PM
After all the trades, slumps and injuries he has witnessed in his rookie season, manager Rick Renteria didn't hide his satisfaction with the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Giants in the completion of a suspended game Thursday.
"I'd be lying to you if I didn't...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The "Cubs Way" often espoused by President Theo Epstein and his faithful lieutenants has yet to produce the measurable evidence impatient fans want to see.
And what exactly is the Cubs Way?
"When you see the guys coming up (from the minors) …...