| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline.
But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs President Theo Epstein concocted...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:10 PM
Before we resume our annual obsession with all things Bears, Chicago must acknowledge how surprisingly sturdy the bridge was that connected the stretch of baseball between the end of the Blackhawks and the beginning of Bourbonnais.
Seldom have sports...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said.
The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:13 AM
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MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs CHICAGO -- If president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer can find takers for any of the team's few remaining veterans, the Chicago Cubs figure to be sellers before the non-waiver trade...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:15 PM
It's well-established how tough being a Cubs fan can be. You give and give, and they never deliver. But still you hope and hope, praying the next batch of newcomers turns it all around.
The Cubs have plenty of talent to excite the fan base, including...
| Jul 11, 2014
Now that gigantic signs have been approved for Wrigley Field — and the Cubs begin their inevitable march to World Series glory — there is but one question:
What words of wisdom should be plastered all over those humongous signs that will...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:19 PM
We're so much better than this, Chicago.
Sitting around like the jilted lover, waiting for the phone to ring. Please call, Carmelo!
Well, he won't. And let me just say: To all you spurned girlfriends, mistresses and side dishes, let me apologize. I...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — After learning late Friday that Jeff Samardzija had been traded to the Athletics, Cubs reliever James Russell had a final moment with his longtime teammate.
"We shared a beer and a cigarette and sent him on his way," Russell said a...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics.
"This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch.
But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 2:02 PM
DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell.
Baez's standing as the top...