| May 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Maybe I should be more on board with the Phillies' new pitching addition.
I keep hearing, "What have they got to lose?"
Even assistant general manager Scott Proefrock downplayed the risk involved in signing veteran starting...
| Mar 28, 2013
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano took a major loss this week on his 13-room house in River Forest, selling it for $675,000.
That's far below his most recent asking price of $829,000. It's also considerably less than the $1.2 million Zambrano,...
| Apr 11, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks right wing Martin Lapointe has listed his seven-bedroom mansion in Hinsdale for $3.5 million.
Lapointe, 39, played for the Blackhawks from 2005 to 2008. Afterward, he became a Blackhawks scout and is an executive for the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
[There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] When you hire outspoken manager Ozzie Guillen, you already kind of know what to expect. But few could've expected that Guillen would end up suspended for five...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Even though they tried to lower expectations heading into the season, it became clear the Cubs‘ new front office had no desire to tolerate their …...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The Giants gather in a tight circle at an end of the dugout before games, always with Hunter Pence somewhere in the middle. They scream, yell and throw things as they prepare for the game in a way that would upset the moms of most Little Leaguers.
| Jun 3, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Joe Blanton can't seem to be able to get it together. With the Phillies 5-1 loss to the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, Blanton has a 10.98 ERA in his last four starts. In those 19 2/3......
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Rick Hahn, executive of the year.
OK, maybe not yet, but the new Chicago White Sox general manager is off to a great start.
Signing Jake Peavy for only two years and a option at the going rate for a top-of-the-rotation pitcher is a great deal for...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:47 AM
When does Tom Ricketts say no?
When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players?
Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation.
But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain?
That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...