| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:07 PM
President Theo Epstein was seen Thursday night at the Bulls game checking his smartphone, hours after prioritizing starting pitching, relief pitching, outfield and bench help for the Cubs entering baseball's winter meetings next week.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:09 AM
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MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH
The 2013 season was much like the 2012 season, but without the 100-plus losses. In Year 2 of the rebuilding plan set forth by team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:22 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Newcomer Edwin Jackson has been named to start the Wrigley Field home opener April 8 against the Brewers. Jackson also will start the second game of the season behind Jeff Samardzija at Pittsburgh, with the third through fifth spots...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:41 PM
|HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ BASKETBALL|
Yankton (6-14) at Brookings (16-6), 7 p.m.
Sioux Falls Lincoln (11-11) at Watertown (11-11), 7 p.m.
Sturgis (8-14) at Huron (14-7), 6 p.m.
Aberdeen Central (6-15)...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Reports say the Tigers are looking to trade for a closer. Hang loose, Carlos Marmol.
I mean, didn’t the Cubs sign Kyuji Fujikawa precisely because they intended-slash-hoped-slash-tried to trade Marmol?
In fact, the Cubs cut a deal with the...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:45 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Baseball America listed four Cubs in its Top 100 prospects list, an indication the organization is showing progress in its rebuilding plan.
Shortstop Javier Baez is ranked No. 16 while outfielders Albert Almora and Jorge Soler are Nos....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- Talking baseball while wondering if Brandt Snedeker is the new Tom Watson:
1. Tony Campana isn’t really gone yet, but I’m already missing him. The Cubs made an unpopular decision Sunday, dropping Campana off the 40-man...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was working for White Sox scouting director Al Goldis in 1989 and was assigned to watch Auburn University in some early-season games.
He couldn't stop thinking about how much damage the first baseman could do.
| Apr 7, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more.
So on the cusp of Wrigley...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:17 PM
HOUSTON -- You could have written a worse ending for the Cubs' spring training, but not one that was uglier than Saturday, especially not from Darwin Barney's perspective.
While the Cubs were in the process of losing to a team of Astros' prospects 6-3,...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:54 PM
No. 22 Orioles: 9th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Mariners.
The Orioles aren't hopeless. But it's difficult to imagine how they're going to restore the luster to this once-great franchise until Peter G. Angelos takes the first...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’:
“I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...