| Sep 2, 2008
Boston short on pitching
By Dan Connolly
Tradition and fan support don't win league pennants.
And, the way things look, the Red Sox do not have the pitching to guarantee a spot in the World Series, especially if Josh Beckett isn't...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:15 PM
In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this:
The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field.
So far, only one is succeeding.
The Cardinals recently built their own...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Baseball is a game of failure, or at least trying to handle it.
Those players who can maintain a strong level of confidence throughout an arduous season are a step ahead of the competition.
Rookie Jorge Soler has provided a small but impressive sample...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 6:02 PM
The Cubs were doomed the day Scott Boras arrived on Greg Maddux's doorstep in Las Vegas to try to convince the high school pitcher to let him become his agent.
"He was in his underwear," Boras recalled. "I said to him, 'Do you always answer the door...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:36 PM
When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints.
You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:56 AM
My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday.
Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Bears coach Marc Trestman broke a lot of Chicago hearts Sunday. By leaving in a clearly injured Jay Cutler at quarterback instead of opting for clearly capable backup Josh McCown, he may have cost the Bears the game and, due to tiebreakers and other...
| 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 29, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that.
That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Carlos Zambrano will remain with the IronPigs for his next start, Phillies minor league director Joe Jordan said. Zambrano's next two scheduled starts would be on the upcoming road trip, Tuesday at Toledo and then next Sunday at Columbus. "This is where...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Mike Adams had hopes of pitching on Sunday. It certainly doesn’t sound now like that’s going to happen. Adams’ MRI today showed that he has what general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. called a “very mild, mid-back strain.” He had...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Remember that home-grown starting staff everyone was so excited about when the ironPigs season began ... ? B.J. Rosenberg became the third starter promoted to the Phillies when he was summoned Friday to replace Raul Valdes, who was optioned back to the...