| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:43 PM
MESA, Ariz. — A persistent father leaned into the Cubs dugout Tuesday at Hohokam Stadium to get Theo Epstein's attention.
For several minutes in excruciating detail, the man asked Epstein's advice in dealing with a son struggling to make his...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:45 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Baseball America listed four Cubs in its Top 100 prospects list, an indication the organization is showing progress in its rebuilding plan.
Shortstop Javier Baez is ranked No. 16 while outfielders Albert Almora and Jorge Soler are Nos....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:03 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins.
On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:16 PM
There is one benefit to losing 100-plus games. The Cubs will experience it Thursday night, and hopefully for a decade or more.
They need to be like the Tigers, Rays and Nationals, who built perennial contenders on the backs of franchise players they...
| May 26, 2013
| 8:12 PM
With the White Sox back to .500, maybe they can salvage our summer. The spring has been a bust, and never has there been a City Series matchup generating so little enthusiasm in Chicago.
But there is some good news for the baseball wise. That's this:...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Talking baseball while hoping the Bulls can avoid leaking talent in the off-season.
The White Sox have a new rallying cry, and it’s silly. Hey, we’re 17-21, look at us now!
That was the talk coming out of the clubhouse and the broadcast...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:20 PM
PITTSBURGH — No, you couldn't have gone ice fishing Wednesday in Pittsburgh. That season has come and gone.
It's time for baseball, even if it didn't seem like it at PNC Park, along the banks of the Allegheny River. After a pitch shattered his...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 7:41 PM
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Go ahead, Theo Epstein.
Make that splash your fans have been waiting for since you were hired. Trade Starlin Castro for Justin Upton.
Javier Baez has your back.
At 22, Castro is far from a polished product. But he's also...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:57 PM
A year ago, some team might have made an offer that rocked Alex Young's world. The Pirates, Nationals or Red Sox, maybe even the Cubs, might have dug deep for the left-hander from Carmel High School.
They still could, of course, but 2012 is definitely...
| Jun 6, 2012
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
8:05 a.m. Natalie West, best known as Crystal from “Roseanne”, joins...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:10 PM
Lots of people out there are just waiting to see Theo Epstein fail.
They think he gets too much attention, that his deal with Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts is too sweet. They think he should have received more criticism for a run of failed free-agent...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
New rules, new attitudes. That may be what's needed to understand the changes to the baseball draft.
Always the quirkiest distribution system for talent in pro sports, Major League Baseball has added layers of complications with spending limits and...