| May 16, 2012
| 9:52 AM
Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters,
If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field.
If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Sorry, Cubs fans. My condolences.
Your team is worse than I thought -- whoops, wait a minute, I think another Cub just struck out -- and so is your future.
It’s not here yet and won’t be for a long time. Heck, it looks like it’ll be...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
You think Dale Sveum and the Cubs have problems?
Based on the level of angst mixed with the clubhouse oxygen, as well as the urgency to wring out every possible victory while improving with both the lineup and the starting rotation, the situation...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood wants home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor to know there’s an inside corner.
But the shoelaces were a strike?
Showing great savvy in adjusting to Bucknor’s sometimes incomprehensible strike zone...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:30 AM
The Cubs have won 12 of their last 16 games.
Their starters have an ERA of 1.13 in their last five.
The staff itself averaged an earned run a game in the weekend sweep of Arizona.
They are playing the kind of baseball we haven’t seen all season...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:20 AM
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year.
Nope. Sorry. Not buying it.
Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub.
I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub.
Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better.
Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Unless Carlos Marmol gets involved, the Cubs still hope to close a deal with the city to renovate Wrigley Field by Monday's home opener.
Assuming the agreement can overcome a late-inning scare, planned improvements at the venerable 99-year-old...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Bud Selig would love to see a series between the World Series and Japan Series champions. But among the realities is that as problematic as that idea seems now, it might become even less viable in the future.
Major League Baseball is lowering the talent...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Talking baseball while the Blackhawks keep rolling:
1. Rumors will continue but here’s the reality about both Carlos Marmol and Alfonso Soriano: As with Matt Garza, the best time to trade them will be in the middle of the season, not now.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Talking baseball while wondering if the Chicago Bears can win without Brian Urlacher:
1. Maybe the Angels knew what they were doing when they tried to get Carlos Marmol. Maybe another good offer will come along for him before too long.