| Apr 17, 2008
| 8:57 PM
The theory that the Cubs are in dire straits if their two left-handed starters can't turn their seasons around is one few in the organization will speak of openly.
Ted Lilly and Rich Hill combined for 26 victories last year but have struggled to...
| Apr 18, 2008
| 1:55 PM
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We've moved past mountain lions to earthquakes in Chicago. What's next, an avalanche? Coastal seiche?
The whole town's talking about the earthquake, the earthquake (sorry Webb Boys). It's all I've heard...
| Apr 18, 2008
| 8:24 PM
One problem solved, maybe. The second is still a work in progress.
Rich Hill became the first Cubs left-hander to win a game this season, a day after Ted Lilly failed for the fourth time, but he needed a bullpen boost to get there.
"That's a start in...
| Apr 23, 2008
| 10:48 PM
Most of the first 9,999 victories in Cubs history were fairly easy compared to Wednesday night's 10,000th at Coors Field.
In fitting fashion for a team with as much wacky history as the Cubs, they mounted a ninth-inning comeback against Colorado on...
| May 2, 2008
| 9:58 PM
Cubs manager Lou Piniella was left without answers on Friday when trying to explain the puzzling pitching of Rich Hill and the clueless defensive play of Alfonso Soriano.
While Soriano was able to make up for his defensive lapses with a game-tying, two-...
| May 4, 2008
| 10:03 PM
Sunday night's game in Busch Stadium began as a carbon copy of Rich Hill's first-inning implosion on Friday, only this time it was Jason Marquis playing the role of struggling starter with control issues.
Like Friday night, it ended with the Cubs...
| May 7, 2008
| 7:33 PM
The seven home runs off three Cubs pitchers in Wednesday's 9-0 loss to Cincinnati traveled more than a half-mile and threatened to increase the hole in the ozone layer.
Reds rookie first baseman Joey Votto smacked three home runs himself as Cincinnati...
| May 27, 2008
| 11:54 AM
This week's edition of Ask Paul explores Bob Brenly's critique of Alfonso Soriano's defense, the Jim Edmonds' conundrum, whether Carlos Marmol should be moved into the rotation, and how Paul picks the questions he answers:
How strange is it that the...
| Jun 3, 2008
| 9:59 PM
Seldom has a Cubs team been linked to so many of its predecessors as the 2008 edition has been during the first two months of the season.
Every day seems to bring about a new history lesson.
Consider that the Cubs on Tuesday night were off to their best...
| Jun 25, 2008
| 10:44 PM
The loss of Carlos Zambrano for two weeks with a shoulder injury has given the Cubs a rare opportunity to see what life would be like without their ace.
And although it's still too early to make any judgments, a Big Z-free rotation appears to be a little...
| Jul 21, 2009
| 4:30 PM
Sergio Mitre, a former Cub and Marlin, makes his first start tonight for the Yanks, looking to continue a trend of excellent starting pitching for the Bombers after the break. His best season came in 2007 with the Florida Marlins,......
| May 25, 2010
| 9:08 PM
Before I get to your questions, I'd like to dedicate this week's Ask the White Sox writer segment to David Beck, a loyal White Sox fan who unfortunately passed away on May 17. I worked with David about 20 years ago but didn't know he was a Sox fan until I...