| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:12 PM
James Russell left the bullpen in the middle of the sixth inning Thursday to use the restroom and thought he was staying with the Cubs after teammate Travis Wood mentioned the 3 p.m. deadline had arrived.
Shortly after, trainer P.J. Manville told him to...
| 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 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem:
Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It's no secret the Cubs don't plan to bring up Kris Bryant this season, preferring to let their top-hitting prospect progress at Triple-A Iowa while Luis Valbuena and Mike Olt man third base in the majors.
They haven't veered from their plan for any...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Why not David Price?
I’m asking the Cubs. Why not David Price?
If the Cubs aren’t going to totally tank this season the way they have every year of Theo Epstein’s reign, then go get one of the best pitchers in the game -- one who...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:12 PM
As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market.
With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
| 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 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 7, 2014
| 7:36 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A few hours before Monday's game at Regions Field, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler engaged in an intense game of Ping-Pong in the visitor's clubhouse.
The game was broken up before they could finish, but the two Cubs prospects...
| 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 11, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project.
The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including...