| Apr 1, 2013
| 4:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — Damn you, Dan Haren. You and your mysterious MRIs.
That's what Cubs President Theo Epstein had to be thinking when Carlos Marmol started to fall apart in the ninth inning on Monday, threatening to turn opening day from a delightful...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:29 PM
PITTSBURGH — The Cubs have a new tactic, and so far it's working. They have decided to try leading every inning because that's a lot more fun than being behind every inning, as it seemed they were a year ago.
One game down, only 161 to go.
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Does this sound familiar?: “I don’t see the Cubs addressing right field as a priority and they will likely see what Colvin is made of when given a full season to work with. Expect Colvin to get most of the work in right in 2012.” If...
| Jan 20, 2012
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well.
Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 5:30 PM
It's all about Luke Gregerson. Says a lot, doesn't it?
Over the last two seasons, the best thing about the Padres has been their bullpen. It carried Bud Black's team to the threshold of the playoffs in 2010 and was the backbone of a bad team last year as...
| 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 …...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Forget the Mets' financing troubles attached to the Fred Wilpon/Bernie Madoff connection. Look past the Red Sox's franchise-reshaping, where these days only the uniforms seem unchanged, and the slow-moving sale of the Dodgers.
The chaos at the Padres'...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day.
The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...
| Apr 7, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
6:09 a.m. Jill Cataldo aka the Coupon Queen gives you and Johnny B a scoop on post Easter deals.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. One solution to Chicago’s violence problem is building strong...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:37 AM
The Marlins weren’t the only team that considered giving Adam Greenberg an opportunity to complete his remarkable comeback.
Matt Liston, the documentary filmmaker and organizer of the One At Bat campaign, told me after Tuesday’s unforgettable...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
The Cubs couldn’t find a way to replace Aramis Ramirez at third base this year, and have to go back to the drawing board in 2013.
They tried Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena and Josh Vitters for the most part, with Joe Mather filling in occasionally, and...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:17 PM
In a perfect world, Brett Jackson would be the Cubs’ starting center fielder for 2013 and years to come.
That was certainly the idea when Jackson was brought up from Triple-A Iowa in early August, but the former first-round draft pick fizzled in...