| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:33 PM
No position player has been selected league most valuable player after appearing in fewer than 116 games in a nonstrike season. But by the time voters begin casting their ballots at the end of this season, the Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez may be worthy of...
| 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...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 4:07 PM
If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind.
I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Every team in Chicago has a plan.
Except the White Sox.
The Blackhawks certainly have a plan. They started with a core of young and talented players, surrounded them with depth, hired Hockey Yoda and promoted his son, and put it all in the hands of...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:02 AM
See, here's where they get you.
For the Cubs and Sox, it's pretty apparent the sale of the year is here.
Everyone must go, and for the Cubs, that means the old favorites like Matt Garza and Alfonso Soriano.
However, they're going on a teaser run...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:13 AM
It’s Thursday, July 18, and Matt Garza remains a Cub.
Fix this, Theo.
Change this, Jed.
Do the deal, guys.
If I were Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, I’d do the deal before Friday, when the Cubs resume their drive for next year’s...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:03 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — Less than 24 hours before Wednesday’s 1 p.m. PDT non-waiver trade deadline, rumors were flying about the Angels, who entered Tuesday 14 games game back in the American League West and in rare selling mode.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The magic of baseball is it brings out the kid in all of us. Given that, I'm channeling fond memories of "Sesame Street" in saying this perspective on the White Sox's 2013 season is brought to you by the letter "R."
The word that was once...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Some good news regarding the remaining baseball season: Gov. Quinn has announced the signing of the medical marijuana bill here in Illinois.
Unless I'm mistaken, that means your doctor can prescribe it for you as a way of coping with having to watch...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:46 AM
Alex Rios is still with the White Sox, so that’s not good for the Sox or Avisail Garcia.
Garcia should be up now. If the right-field headliner in the Jake Peavy trade is that prized, then he ought to be seeing as much major-league pitching as...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:32 AM
The Cubs played chicken with Matt Garza’s scheduled start in Arizona on Monday. The Rangers blinked when they heard AL West leader Oakland was trying to barge into the trade talks. Deal.
The White Sox can’t set a Thursday deadline in advance...