| Jun 20, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series:
Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll!
Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:47 AM
What we learned from City Series, Part One:
A.J. Pierzynski is good on triples until 2013.
Pierzynski is good on (bleeping) off teammates until then, too.
Starlin Castro is money.
Mark Buehrle remains an Interleague Hall-of-Famer.
Brent Morel knows...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Blake DeWitt starts in left field in place of Alfonso Soriano and Koyie Hill catches Carlos Zambrano in the finale of the Cubs-Giants series Thursday at Wrigley Field.
This is the final game before the second round of the Cubs-White Sox series this...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 9:55 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. New York Times White House reporter Jackie Calmes explains to Greg Jarrett why she believes whatever the outcome of the debt talks, it’ll end-up being a lost opportunity.
6:21 a.m. Paul Merrion, the...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
It wasn’t that Carlos Marmol threw a wild pitch to lose Monday’s game inWashington. It wasn’t that Marmol had no idea there was a runner on base and did nothing to stop Jayson Werth from stealing third to set up the aggravating ending....
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:46 AM
Who’s dumber, the Cubs or Carlos Zambrano?
No easy questions here. This is a tough mid-term exam. The Cubs can make a strong case over the last century, but if this is only Year Two of the Ricketts disaster, then Zambrano would seem to have a...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Carpenter to AAA Iowa on Saturday, using his spot to activate Carlos Zambrano from the disabled list.
Carpenter appeared in 10 games as a reliever and posted a 2.79 ERA while striking out eight in 9 2/3 innings. His...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:55 AM
Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor:
1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 10:01 AM
I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
| 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...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are working on a second round of the managerial interviews, which they claim is not really a second round, but what else do you call a second interview with, say, Dale Sveum?
Truth is, it doesn’t matter. Theo and the kids...