| 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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Rick Renteria's exit as Cubs' manager Friday wasn't as loud or memorable as that of many of his predecessors.
His firing was announced in a wordy news release from the Cubs in which President Theo Epstein said "he deserved better and we wish him nothing...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
By the time Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer boarded a plane for Southern California the morning of Oct. 24, the team had reached the point of no return pursuing Joe Maddon.
With nothing guaranteed, Hoyer headed west that Friday to meet Rick Renteria so...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 7:16 PM
In order to corral highly coveted manager Joe Maddon, Cubs President Theo Epstein sat in a recreation vehicle — owned by Maddon — for the first time on Oct. 27 in Navarre Beach, Fla.
"I underestimated them," Epstein said Monday at a news...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:27 PM
We've already established that Joe Maddon is crazy, one of the prerequisites to taking the Cubs job in the first place.
But we also found out Monday that Maddon wants his players to be just as crazy as him.
"You have to have a little bit of crazy to...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
New Cubs manager Joe Maddon figures to be as entertaining as Ozzie Guillen but without the profanity-laced tirades. The 60-year-old mix of old school and new school, as Cubs president Theo Epstein put it, will have to work some real magic if he's going to...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Clearing nearly $41 million from last season’s player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs.
And owner Tom Ricketts stated that available money will be...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:34 PM
PHOENIX -- Major League Baseball will investigate whether the Cubs tampered with new manager Joe Maddon while he was still under contract with the Rays, and Cubs president Theo Epstein says bring it on.
"We welcome the MLB investigation," Epstein said...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:59 PM
PHOENIX — After demolishing the Wrigley Field bleachers, upgrading from coach to first class in the manager's office and declaring themselves postseason-ready in 2015, the Cubs have already made more offseason news than the last three winters...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 10:28 AM
PHOENIX— The San Francisco Giants won the World Series this year with a rotation that ranked 16th in the majors, beating a Kansas City Royals team whose rotation finished 11th overall.
So why spend over $100 million on a free-agent starter when an...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:32 PM
PHOENIX — Theo Epstein's moment of truth in Chicago finally has arrived, four years after he blew away the baseball world in Boston with the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez and signing of Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million deal.