| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:53 PM
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap.
On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into.
The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2012
Is that all there is?
Jake Peavy, the guy who was going to play the role of Jose Contreras on the next great White Sox team, may have pitched his last game at U.S. Cellular Field in a home uniform.
It was a big game, maybe the biggest of the season,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:00 PM
A man from Burr Ridge is accused of sending threatening emails to the president and owner of the Chicago Blackhawks and the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs, accusing them of “stealing his ideas” to win championships, police said....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Welcome to the NHL Yuk-Yuk Lounge, and remember, there’s a two-drink minimum for customers --- a six-pack minimum for referees.
We’ve got a great show planned, but there are always some surprises. You just never know how many Brendan...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Edwin Jackson gambled, and he won. The question for the Cubs is whether he and Carlos Villanueva will win too much next season?
I wouldn't worry about it if I was President Theo Epstein or general manager Jed Hoyer. They still should be sitting pretty...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 7:20 AM
Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’'
Nothing? Is he tone deaf?
Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 9:48 AM
I don’t know why it came up now, maybe because we’re less than a week away from interleague play, but there talk of baseball realignment.
Trib baseball colleague Phil Rogers details a lot of it here, but the general idea is to create two 15-...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Nothing new here as far as news goes, but the Ryne Sandberg-back-to-Chicago talk is increasing now that the Cubs have reached a deal with Theo Epstein to become their new general manager. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the compensation issue for...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 9:24 PM
As the Ryne Sandberg watch continues in Chicago (and potentially elsewhere), another Phillies minor league manager is reportedly drawing attention for a major league job. A report in the Chicago Tribune says the White Sox have received permission from the...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:22 PM
“Change we can believe in” will return for a 2012 campaign, but it won’t be President Barack Obama’s. The phrase will undoubtedly be resurrected by Cubs Nation once Theo Epstein is officially calling the shots. It will be hard...