| 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....
| May 18, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Everth Cabrera singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth against Jordan Zimmermann, and Yonder Alonso homered and helped turn a heads-up double-play as the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Saturday night.
Zimmermann (7-2) was trying...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Nearly a quarter of the way into the season, the Washington Nationals are hovering just two games above .500.
It’s not exactly where the Nationals or their fans thought they’d be after winning the NL East last year at 98-64, the best record...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Talking baseball while congratulating the Boston Bruins on one of the great playoff finishes of all time:
1. In less than two years with the Cubs’ organization, Anthony Rizzo has earned himself a $41 million guarantee, which he says guarantees...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Forget the Mets' financing troubles attached to the Fred Wilpon/Bernie Madoff connection. Look past the Red Sox's franchise-reshaping, where these days only the uniforms seem unchanged, and the slow-moving sale of the Dodgers.
The chaos at the Padres'...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Perhaps Anthony Rizzo’s best moment as a Cub wasn’t seen by fans at the ballpark or watching on TV.
Amazingly, he didn’t even have a bat in his hand at the time.
That moment of truth occurred in the Cubs’ clubhouse in Phoenix...
| May 15, 2012
| 8:29 PM
Stepping back into the batter's box after an 8-minute rain delay to face Stephen Strasburg with a 3-2 count, two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the first inning, San Diego's John Baker guessed what was coming.
Baker smacked the...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 10:04 PM
Tennis--U.S. Open, 10 a.m. (CBS)
College Football--Alabama State vs. Bethune-Cookman, 11 a.m. (ESPN); Kentucky at Louisville, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN); Southern Methodist at Baylor, 5:30 p.m. (FXSP)
Auto Racing--Indy Racing League, Indy...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order.
The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:48 AM
This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub.
See? Told you it was too easy.
But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:53 PM
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap.
On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into.
The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...