| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:50 PM
The Chicago Cubs added veteran left-handed reliever Trever Miller to their eclectic pitching mix Monday, signing him to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Miller, 38, pitched for three teams last season, including Theo Epstein&...
| Feb 6, 2012
No. 12 Reds: 19th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Cardinals.
Poor Zack Cozart.
In the year of Barry Larkin, it falls to Cozart to do the near-impossible — replace him.
Cozart, a broad-shoulder product from Ole Miss who has...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Former Cubs’ reliever Sean Marshall admits “it’s different but I’m getting used” to being dressed in red instead of blue.
Marshall returned to Wrigley Field with the Reds Friday for the start of a three-game series, his...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:37 AM
I don’t know why Carlos Marmol is still a Cub.
I don’t know if Marmol knows why he’s still a Cub.
Only Theo Epstein knows, and he should know better.
Marmol is the European sports car of closers --- finely tuned and destined to cost a...
| 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...
| Apr 16, 2009
| 2:30 PM
It doesn't matter when or where because the Cubs and Cardinals are something very special to their legions of fans stretched between Chicago and St. Louis.
"It's special because it's almost like a playoff atmosphere," said Aaron Miles, the Cub...
| Aug 9, 2008
| 7:56 PM
After taking himself out with a lead after five innings in his previous start, Carlos Zambrano said he was "mentally prepared" to go only five or six innings that afternoon.
On Saturday, Zambrano said he was prepared to go six or seven innings against...
| Aug 16, 2008
| 10:23 PM
That Cubbie swagger Lou Piniella talked about back in spring training of 2007 has been more visible of late, befitting a team that began Saturday tied with the Los Angeles Angels for the best record in baseball.
"I had a good friend who called, who has...
| Aug 31, 2008
| 8:21 PM
The other side of the Cubs, the one Wrigley Field fans haven't seen much of this season, suddenly appeared at the end of August against a team they might face again in October.
Forced to use an emergency replacement in a tired rotation and failing to...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 10:43 PM
The Cubs' problems have gone from bad to worse as Carlos Zambrano's arm has gone from "tired" to iffy.
Zambrano left Tuesday night's 9-7, 11-inning loss to Houston after five innings and 86 pitches and "told pitching coach [Larry Rothschild] he wasn't...
| Sep 23, 2008
| 10:39 PM
The only question remaining for the Cubs over the final five regular-season games is how manager Lou Piniella will slot his starters for the first round of the postseason.
No matter which way Piniella goes, it's bound to generate some controversy.
| Oct 1, 2008
| 8:55 PM
The Cubs brought a heavy hitter to Wrigley Field on Wednesday afternoon, asking the Rev. James L. Greanias, a Greek Orthodox priest from St. Iakovos Church in Valparaiso, Ind., to spread holy water around the dugout to remove an alleged curse that has...