| 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 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.
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...