| Jul 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Cubs manager Mike Quade said that while Carlos Marmol remains the closer, “we’ve got to get the guy fixed and back to who he is.”
Marmol said Friday, one day after blowing his seventh save that “we have to figure it out” and...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:18 AM
The Cubs optioned pitcher Chris Carpenter to AAA Iowa on Saturday, using his spot to activate Carlos Zambrano from the disabled list.
Carpenter appeared in 10 games as a reliever and posted a 2.79 ERA while striking out eight in 9 2/3 innings. His...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 11:45 AM
Cubs manager Mike Quade said the “timetable is open-ended” for the return of closer Carlos Marmol, who threw a short session in the bullpen before Saturday’s game.
Marmol is spending time working on mechanics with pitching coach Mark...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 2:21 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mike McConnell
12:30 - 3 p.m. John Williams
1:05 p.m. New Cubs coach Mike Quade lives by Wrigley Field and will walk to every game. John Williams will talk about with Red Eye Columnist Mark Bazer....
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:09 AM
The Blackhawks had all kinds of airplane trouble trying to get back to Chicago on Sunday after Game 5 in Arizona.
They had won the night before to extend their first-round series against the Phoenix Coyotes. They couldn’t wait to get home to extend...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Now that the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated from 2012 and 2013 postseason contention, how bare do you see Theo Epstein stripping the Cubs? Is he going to trade everything of value (Matt Garza, Geovany Soto), pay large chunks of salary (Alfonso...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 9:20 AM
There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable.
But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:39 AM
Drawing conclusions on the first day can be dangerous, but hey, it’s what we do.
And so, the conclusion from the introductory news conference for the Cubs’ new general manager and new scouting and player development honcho Tuesday is that...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done.
A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Did somebody get to Dale Sveum? Specifically, did somebody in Cubs management tell the manager to stand down after his comments about threatening to bench Starlin Castro because of exasperating mental mistakes in San Francisco?
Reading comments out of...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Raising Cain's Appetite
As he attempts to rescue his reputation, political future, and front-running presidential candidacy, embattled Republican Herman Cain is dealing with allegations of sexual harassment by strapping on the feedbag. But rather than...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager.
Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...