| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day.
The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 3:13 PM
Cubs starter Ryan Dempster has exercised his contract option for next season and will pitch for $14 million while also seeking an extension.
It came as no surprise that Dempster, who was 10-14 with a 4.80 earned-run average, would exercise the last...
| May 28, 2011
BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing.
Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:01 AM
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts.
That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent.
Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 6:30 AM
The Cubs have won 12 of their last 16 games.
Their starters have an ERA of 1.13 in their last five.
The staff itself averaged an earned run a game in the weekend sweep of Arizona.
They are playing the kind of baseball we haven’t seen all season...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 7:13 AM
There is a rumor the White Sox are interested in trading for Milwaukee starter Zach Greinke. I believe the rumor was started by Gavin Floyd’s right forearm, the one with tendinitis that likely will land him on the disabled list and scream for the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 5:19 AM
LOS ANGELES -- As was promised by their new owners, this appears to be a new era for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers made one of the most significant and stunning trades in the history of their franchise late Tuesday, acquiring three-time All-Star Hanley...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:33 PM
I know that the Sox are committed to Adam Dunn's home run production. However, I can't for the life of me, why he is put third in the batting order. Alex Rios or A.J. Pierzynski would be a much better fit. Dunn is on his way to setting the single-season...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Matt Garza will not start again until after Tuesday’s trade deadline, although he will not go on the disabled list for what is called triceps cramping.
Garza was given an MRI, which manager Dale Sveum said “came back very clean except for...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Maybe you blame Cubs team President Theo Epstein for failing to take every step required to execute the trade of Ryan Dempster to Atlanta.
Maybe you blame Dempster for failing to live up to his word that he would waive his no-trade rights for certain...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night?
The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...