| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Baseball has stats for everything. Has anybody figured out the Cubs' team ERA in the eighth inning? It's gotta be in the teens. Ken, Portland, Ore.
Not quite. The Cubs had a 5.42 ERA in eighth innings as of July 10, with an .818 OPS. Not good. But ERA-...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The winter weather forced schools to close early and athletic events to be postponed Friday.
Here are the rescheduled events that were provided from schools:
The Conemaugh Township girls home game against Central...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:13 PM
More than anything else, a lack of starting pitching led to the Cubs' 101-loss season.
That's why President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer continue working to build some depth.
After a near-miss on Anibal Sanchez last week, they hope to...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 2:23 PM
The Cubs made news last week, signing free agent pitchers Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva.
Along with two other starting pitchers signed in November, Scott Baker and Scott Feldman, these guys will earn $73.5 million over eight seasons. That's...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:31 AM
The Cubs' stealth pursuit of free agent starter Anibal Sanchez appeared to be going smoothly late Thursday afternoon.
There were no rumors linking the two, and no real reason to believe the Cubs suddenly would start splurging after spending a...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Edwin Jackson gambled, and he won. The question for the Cubs is whether he and Carlos Villanueva will win too much next season?
I wouldn't worry about it if I was President Theo Epstein or general manager Jed Hoyer. They still should be sitting pretty...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Talking baseball while praising Kirk Hinrich’s grit:
1. There are lots of good deals on Chicago condos. A forward-thinking baseball organization might buy, not merely rent hotel space, this summer.
Scouts will be camping out on both sides of...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:51 AM
If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Presentation at Concordia-Moorhead, 2:30 p.m. doubleheader
Major League Baseball—Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, Noon (ESPN); Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates, 12:30 p.m. (WGN); San...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step.
Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 9:22 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Newcomer Edwin Jackson has been named to start the Wrigley Field home opener April 8 against the Brewers. Jackson also will start the second game of the season behind Jeff Samardzija at Pittsburgh, with the third through fifth spots...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:18 PM
You know Paul, it's not that difficult to figure out the Cubs' problems, despite Sveum's comments on the stats. At key moments in the game -- the key pitch, the key hit, the key play in the field -- the Cubs fail. Their players are simply not quite good...