| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:51 AM
What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island
There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:08 PM
MIAMI — Put this Marlins loss on Juan Pierre, he's willing to take it.
The Marlins had embattled Cubs closer Carlos Marmol on the ropes Thursday, working men onto first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the ninth.
Down 4-3, thanks to...
| 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...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
You think Dale Sveum and the Cubs have problems?
Based on the level of angst mixed with the clubhouse oxygen, as well as the urgency to wring out every possible victory while improving with both the lineup and the starting rotation, the situation...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:18 AM
Red Sox fans gathered early outside Wrigley Field Friday, perhaps hoping to invade the park much like Tigers fans did the day before.
Cubs' officials were still watering the outfield grass Friday morning, hoping to re-grow grass that was browned from...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:22 PM
Luis Valbuena is the only left-handed hitter in the Cubs lineup Saturday against Boston southpaw Jon Lester.
The rest of the lineup bats from the right side, including Reed Johnson in right field, Jeff Baker at first base, Joe Mather in center field and...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Cubs start Sunday 3-14 against left-handed starting pitchers and they see another one in the Red Sox's Franklin Morales.
Cubs' manager Dale Sveum used his right-handed lineup, like he did in Friday's loss to Jon Lester. The only lefty swinger is Luis...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:28 PM
Can a playoff team vote an opponent a playoff share?
Can it tip the schedule maker?
We might find out this season if the White Sox edge the Indians for the American League Central title or finish just ahead of the Orioles for one of the two wild-card...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:18 PM
The crosstown blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs:
The Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the disabled list because of tightness in his right trade value.
I assume that Dempster’s injury and Monday’s night’s outing...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum penciled four lefty-swinging batters against Houston southpawJ.A. Happ on Saturday
David DeJesus will lead off, Anthony Rizzo will bat third, Bryan LaHair fifth and Luis Valbuena eighth as the Cubs try to improve on a 4-17...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Theo Epstein didn't dismantle the Red Sox. Why is he destroying the Cubs? Why is Tom Ricketts letting him do it? The Yankees, a team that actually has "sustained success," have never been dismantled. Perhaps Tom Ricketts should take George Steinbrenner as...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Reed Johnson gets the start in center field and Jeff Baker in right, as the Cubs use their right-handed lineup Saturday against Diamondbacks lefty Joe Saunders at Wrigley Field.
Manager Dale Sveum penciled in only two left-handed batters, Anthony Rizzo...