| 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 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...
| 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 6, 2014
| 3:38 PM
So what are Cubs fans going to talk about now that they can't speculate when Jeff Samardzija is going to be dealt?
While you were drinking beer this weekend and either blowing up stuff or watching other people blow up stuff, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:34 AM
PITTSBURGH -- There was plenty of buzz Monday night at PNC Park before the promotion of outfield prospect Gregory Polanco to the Pittsburgh Pirates was made official.
The Pirates were so fond of Polanco before he was promoted from Triple-A...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:54 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — While Kris Bryant continues to turn heads in his climb through the Cubs' system, the wait for Jorge Soler goes on.
Signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal on June 30, 2012 and given a spot on 40-man roster, the Cuban outfielder...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:53 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — Only one year into his professional career, Cubs prospect Kris Bryant leads the Southern League in home runs, RBIs, batting average, hits, runs, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, extra-base hits and total bases....
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players. But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories. Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:17 PM
MIAMI -- After receiving his seventh no-decision in puzzling season, ace Jeff Samardzija insisted late Tuesday night that he was unaware of any suggestion that the Chicago Cubs were making a late push to sign him to an extension in the midst of...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
MIAMI — While ace Jeff Samardzija can control his future after the 2015 season, Jake Arrieta is making the Cubs feel better about their own.
Arrieta took another step toward becoming a more reliable part of the Cubs' future with his latest...
| 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,...