| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:38 PM
CHICAGO — The Dodgers have said for weeks what utility man Nick Punto said Friday.
"This is a special team," Punto said.
This has become more than a belief. The Dodgers are now making history.
BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Cubs 2
With a 6-2...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 10:14 AM
It's been a bad year for Chicago baseball. The city's beloved ball clubs enter the All-Star break a combined 27 games under .500, and any hope created in 2012 on either side of town seems long dead. The 2013 season will be remembered by fans of either...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Dodgers appear to be making progress on a deal to acquire embattled reliever Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity because a trade hasn’t been finalized....
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:49 PM
DENVER -- Recently acquired reliever Carlos Marmol has accepted a minor-league assignment with the Dodgers.
The concession was the latest made by Marmol to join the Dodgers, who acquired him in a trade with the Chicago Cubs this week.
Marmol had to...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:04 PM
I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:16 PM
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer.
The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Officially, the Cubs designated Carlos Marmol for assignment. That’s baseball’s scenic route that eventually will land the shredded Marmol on the street.
The move appeared inevitable and is better for everyone, especially Cubs manager Dale...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:41 PM
The divorce of Dwight Howard and the Lakers might be the biggest story in town, and NBA legend Magic Johnson is an owner of the Dodgers. So the L.A. sports fan ought to appreciate that the best moves the Dodgers made last week included...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The trading season is here, and the Dodgers are open for business. The modus operandi is the same as last summer: a lot to offer in the way of money, not a lot to offer in the way of prospects.
The Dodgers might have even fewer top prospects available...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:20 PM
The Dodgers are working on a deal to acquire embattled reliever Carlos Marmol from the Chicago Cubs.
Marmol, 30, was an All-Star in 2008, but his best season was 2010, when he finished a National League-high 70 games and saved 38.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 9:09 PM
PHOENIX — Matt Kemp returned to the disabled list Monday, this time because of an irritated joint in his surgically repaired left shoulder. The Dodgers recalled Scott Van Slyke from triple-A Albuquerque to replace him on the active roster.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...