| 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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 1:26 AM
The Chicago Cubs weren't gloating about a 2-0 victory that hurt the playoff hopes of the San Francisco Giants.
That's because President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer insisted they wanted to play all nine innings. A brief but convincing rain...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:32 AM
The Cubs wanted expectations tempered for Javier Baez? Seriously?
That’s just Theo Epstein working his stand-up act, right?
I mean, Epstein wrecked the Cubs organization for these moments.
Epstein razed the minors and gutted rosters up and...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The Cubs' waiver claim for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels didn't result in a trade on Friday, and the Phillies pulled Hamels back from waivers.
A major league source said that Cubs took a longshot chance in making the claim for Hamels, feeling they...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The Cubs may have Javy Baez on board and are expected to bring Cuban slugger Jorge Soler up from Triple-A Iowa soon.
But they're adamant about getting third baseman Kris Bryant a full season in the minors.
Bryant is hitting .323 with 15 home runs...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnist David Haugh.
For openers ...
As Paul George landed Friday night against the basket stanchion in Las Vegas, his right leg below the knee snapped to a nearly 90-degree angle, a...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:26 PM
DENVER — Amid the hoopla surrounding Javier Baez, the Cubs' megaprospect wasn't about to change a style that produced impressive numbers but left him vulnerable at times.
"I always swing big, hard," Baez said.
And after going hitless with...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
| 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...
| 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 31, 2014
| 6:27 AM
Show of hands: Do you love and hate Theo Epstein because of Edwin Jackson?
Do you love and hate Edwin Jackson because he’s Edwin Vexing Jackson?
I hate Jackson because he stinks and represents an egregious Epstein decision, his first big-...