| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:19 AM
The issue of the Wrigley Field renovations came up at the Cubs Convention last weekend.
Or I should say, the lack of renovations came up.
“I think you know what the holdup is,’’ said Crane Kenney, the team wonk in charge of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:37 PM
Rightfielder Socrates Brito continued his hot streak with a 3-for-4 night at the plate as the South Bend Silver Hawks defeated the Kane County Cougars 6-1 on Thursday night at Coveleski Regional Stadium. Brito is now hitting .500 (13/26) over his last six...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:20 PM
First baseman Rudy Flores launched a two-run homer the opposite way in the bottom of the seventh inning from Kane County Cougars reliever Justin Amlung to give the South Bend Silver Hawks a come-from-behind 5-4 victory. Nearly 6,000 fans saw the victory...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:50 PM
Inside a playful Kane County Cougars clubhouse Wednesday, the clock near center fielder Albert Almora's locker remained moving forward — not counting down.
The calendar on the wall indeed said 2013 though everybody else around Almora keeps...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Remember the summer of 1986?
Gas cost 89 cents a gallon. The blockbuster "Top Gun'' made teenage boys want to be as cool as Tom Cruise. A Bears Super Bowl celebration that has lasted 27 years began in earnest.
Collectively, Chicago baseball seldom was...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:44 PM
NEW YORK — Little more than another flashy kid on a minor league back field 16 months ago, Arismendy Alcantara is quickly making a name for himself in the Cubs organization.
And what a lyrical name it is.
"For starters, you just have to love the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Kris Bryant wanted as much money as he could get. This being America, who is going to knock him for that?
But as was the case with Albert Almora a year ago, it was really, really hard — impossible, almost — to picture the Cubs' first-round...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Starlin Castro is 23. Ditto Anthony Rizzo. They're not exactly going to be old men when the Cubs' best-in-baseball wave of amateur talent starts rolling into Wrigley Field, although they might feel like it.
With University of San Diego slugger Kris...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Nothing in sports drags incessantly like the countdown to baseball's trade deadline, not even the NFL preseason or a Chris Berman home run call.
It seemingly begins shortly after opening day and lasts until July 31, when a brief respite from rumors...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:53 PM
Kris Bryant stopped over at Wrigley Field on Friday, on his way to Mesa, Ariz. From there he will travel on to beautiful Boise, Idaho, where he will be initiated into pro baseball.
His father, Mike, picked up some dirt from the 99-year-old ballpark...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
"What I want to avoid is the middle ground. It'd be nice to make the playoffs or get a protected draft pick. We're not hiding that. There's no glory in 78 wins instead of 73. Who cares?''
— Cubs President Theo Epstein to me in spring training...