| Jul 25, 2009
The countdown to the July 31 trade deadline is on, and the Cubs remain in a wait-and-see mode.
They are 1 1/2 games behind first-place St. Louis after Friday's 8-5 victory over Cincinnati.
The Cubs have won 8 of their last 11, a streak that roughly...
| Jul 18, 2008
| 9:47 PM
The Cubs are looking for a summer rerun of 2007, when they started off the second half with seven victories in their first eight games en route to a National League Central title.
Starter Ted Lilly did enough to get the Cubs off on the right foot...
| Jul 20, 2008
| 7:16 PM
When the Cubs return to Minute Maid Park in September, Lou Piniella insists the players won't have to take batting practice.
The left-field wall is so inviting, Piniella argued, that some players try to "knock the pumpkins off the train" that runs on a...
| Jul 21, 2008
El abridor de los Cachorros, Ryan Dempster, ponchó siete bateadores en ocho entradas sin permitir anotación para ganar su primer juego fuera del Wrigley Field en dos años y evitar además que el equipo saliera barrido al derrotar 9-0 a los Astros de...
| Jul 22, 2008
| 10:30 PM
With two on and two outs in the third inning on Tuesday night, Aramis Ramirez dug in to face Arizona right-hander Yusmeiro Petit. He didn't look especially comfortable.
He hasn't for almost a month now.
But Ramirez got hold of a 2-1 fastball, sending...
| Jul 30, 2008
| 10:42 PM
After undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2003 and sitting out most of the 2004 season, Ryan Dempster's career has gone through countless changes.
When Dempster asked last fall to give up his closer's job and go back to his original role as a starter, he...
| Mar 31, 2008
| 3:53 PM
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Here we go again. When last we left our North Side heroes they were putting on quite the hitting display in the NLDS and then were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
In case you haven't heard, the...
| Sep 24, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Welcome to tonight's live blog, covering every moment of the second game between the Mets and Cubs. Just so you know, we'll keep our eyes on the other important scores of the night. Hey, how huge was Johan Santana's start......
| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:32 PM
(Tribune photo / Paul Sullivan) By Dave van Dyck It was an unusual afternoon for Ryan Theriot. First, he welcomed to the world his very unusual bobblehead doll, then he actually drew a ninth-inning walk to load the bases before Kosuke Fukudome's game-wi.....
| Apr 3, 2009
| 4:34 PM
NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS (97-64, 1st)
MANAGER: Lou Piniella (3rd season)
PAYROLL: $145 million
X-FACTOR: Isn't combustible Milton Bradley, now on his sixth team, the only choice for this category everywhere he goes?
BEST CASE: A deep...
| Feb 10, 2009
A-Roid has admitted he used the juice and now the questions are who hasn't and who cares?
Bonds, Palmeiro, McGwire, Clemens, Sosa (soon enough) and now A-Rod. The men that splashed the headlines for years now are an after thought and a punch line. These...
| Oct 7, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in two decades, the Dodgers popped champagne corks in October.
With a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of their National League division series Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers completed a three-...