| Jul 3, 2011
CC Sabathia, who joins Justin Verlander on the list of pitchers ruled out of the All-Star Game because they are set to work next Sunday, says he would rather go to the Bahamas on vacation than Phoenix. The bet is he'll be there anyway. … Sabathia...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:24 PM
CHICAGO – Nolan Reimold admitted his uneasyness in stepping into the leadoff spot in the Orioles batting order – unsure how he’d be able to adapt in an unfamiliar role -- but over the past few games, he certainly seems more than...
| Dec 13, 2007
The end of the era in Baltimore is also expected to mark the beginning of Andy MacPhail's Orioles rebuilding project
Two years after demanding a trade from the organization, Tejada was sent yesterday to the Houston Astros for five players - outfielder...
| Jul 17, 2013
When it comes to sports team jerseys, experienced fans agree: choose player names carefully, launder with care and be even more careful where you fly those colors.
Chicago visitor Alex Russell, interviewed while sporting a Blackhawks shirt he acquired...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
One of the downsides of the MLB offseason is that you have to rely on rumors and speculations until something actually materializes. At this point, the Cubs are in the middle of various potential moves (or so we think): The Cubs are supposedly...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:28 PM
In its first formal move outside North America, The Second City is joining with Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest TV producers, talent managers and entertainment companies, in a new joint venture that aims to introduce the improv-based...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:04 AM
It's not so much what Tom Ricketts said, but what he didn't.
He said he got rid of general manager Jim Hendry (almost a month ago, actually, but more on that later). Great. Excellent. Good move.
But then the Cubs' Fanboy Owner said he will pursue...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 4:25 PM
The International League relies on the media for one-third of the selection process for its mid-summer all-star team that meets the Pacific Coast League. Ballots need to be submitted by June 25, but since I will be away all next week and the IronPigs don'...