| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
His pitching line looked good. It was how the thumb felt that was the problem.
Right-hander Josh Beckett returned to the mound Friday, throwing three sharp, scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, walked two and struck out one.
The one problem: He...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The Cubs open a homestand Friday against the Cardinals and the lineup looked the same as it has in recent weeks, with David DeJesus leading off, Anthony Rizzo batting third and Luis Valbuena batting eighth.
Travis Wood goes to the mound for the Cubs on...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The Chicago Cubs have invited 16 non-roster players to spring training major league camp in Mesa, Ariz., including former White Sox infielder Brent Lillibridge.
The Cubs also announced Thursday that third baseman Luis Valbuena avoided salary...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...