| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros.
A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs.
"OK, they didn't get...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence.
Even if that’s...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:53 AM
Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs.
I have no idea what they were doing winning – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that.
And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
| Jun 21, 2014
With all of the attention surrounding the emerging hitters in the Cubs minor league system, a couple of young pillars of the current big league roster continue to impress this season.
Starlin Castro belted a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo hit a...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:07 PM
PITTSBURGH — In the eyes of Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith, catcher Kyle Schwarber checked off every box with an exclamation mark.
"After (Cubs President) Theo Epstein interviewed him this spring in Arizona, he told me it was one of the best...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:57 PM
BOSTON -- With the exception of Theo Epstein, it was quite the reunion Monday for Chicago Cubs executives Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Kyle Evans.
The front office threesome returned to Fenway Park in what Hoyer described as “a little bit of a...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:49 AM
I love the way the Cubs stories are about the fifth starter’s job, like this one about James McDonald’s injury or this one about Chris Rusin’s four good innings.
Here’s the question: Aren’t all Cubs pitchers No. 5...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:50 PM
With the Cubs hoping to win city approval of the latest revisions to their Wrigley Field renovation plan, business operations President Crane Kenney revealed he has signed a five-year extension through 2019.
Kenney's announcement Saturday during an...