| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:31 AM
First off, some very good news.
As of today, there are about 35 days until football preseason games get started.
35 days! That's a walk in the park! Heck, CEOs go on vacation for 35 days!
Together, you and I can do this.
Because the bad news is...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:34 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Whether he earns an invitation or not, Francisco Liriano at least is pitching like an All-Star.
The arm problems and struggles that weighed him down in recent seasons appear to be behind him. Now, all he's doing is breezing...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Talking baseball while congratulating Louisville for getting its men's and women’s teams to the NCAA basketball finals.
1. With the Brewers as the Cubs’ opponent for the home opener, Rob Deer will see some old friends. But will he have time...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Talking baseball while hoping Alshon Jeffery learns to use his size:
1. Yes, the Cubs came close to landing a big fish last week. But now that Anibal Sanchez has re-enlisted with the Tigers, thanks to Mike Ilitch finding a spare $32 million during the...
| Mar 7, 2013
MESA, Ariz. — Shawn Camp walked into Cubs camp late last March. It was only 10 days before opening day and he knew four people in the room.
Luckily for Camp, one of those four was manager Dale Sveum. And perhaps even better for Camp, there were...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- In his first big league camp, 20-year-old Javier Baez is making things look easy.
Baez homered for the second time and went 2-for-3 Saturday in a 9-2 loss to the Indians, increasing his spring average to .360 and his slugging percentage to...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:43 PM
MESA, Ariz. — A persistent father leaned into the Cubs dugout Tuesday at Hohokam Stadium to get Theo Epstein's attention.
For several minutes in excruciating detail, the man asked Epstein's advice in dealing with a son struggling to make his...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Starlin Castro's return to the Cubs lineup will be delayed a little longer to let inflammation in his left hamstring subside.
Manager Dale Sveum said Castro would return to the field in three or four days after an MRI revealed "minor" inflammation....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 7:03 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — And so it begins.
On a cool, sunny Saturday alongside scenic Interstate 10, the Cubs played their first game with real promise since August 2009, when the worm turned for Lou Piniella. It didn't matter, of course, but it did suggest...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 1:52 PM
For 17 seasons, Derek Jeter has been the best reason to keep believing in baseball.
His throwback approach has yielded daily excellence in the middle of the Yankees infield. He has kept life simple off the field, and that never seems to be a bad idea....