| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:38 PM
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke suffered a strained right calf only three pitches into his exhibition season, according to the Dodgers.]
Greinke was escorted off the field in the first inning Thursday by Stan Conte, the Dodgers director of medical services....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:50 PM
As it turns out, we all got the question wrong.
How would the Dodgers split playing time among four outfielders? By the time the Dodgers finally got their four headline outfielders healthy at the same time, they had decided to split time among five...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Two of the biggest stories in Cubs camp Monday involved Tony Campana and Alfonso Soriano. The former is leaving, while the latter would do so only grudgingly, and both represent object lessons for Cubs fans and management.
Actually, Campana and...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:17 PM
In a perfect world, Brett Jackson would be the Cubs’ starting center fielder for 2013 and years to come.
That was certainly the idea when Jackson was brought up from Triple-A Iowa in early August, but the former first-round draft pick fizzled in...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:44 PM
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter.
If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 5:05 PM
What is all the hand-wringing about Theo Epstein lately? Wasn't this expected? The Cubs needed a complete overhaul and Epstein is in the demolition phase. He seems to be ahead of schedule. We now know that Bryan LaHair can hit, Jeff Samardzija looks...
| May 19, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Cubs manager Dale Sveum helped out the White Sox, and John Danks did the rest on Saturday night.
The White Sox’s left-handed starter has had more trouble with left-handed hitters than righties this season. His confidence in throwing his changeup to...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:34 PM
No. 13 Giants: 18th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Reds.
When it comes to winning games, Bruce Bochy does more with less. He wouldn't mind a little more relaxation.
With the dominant pitching staff built around Tim Lincecum, Matt...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs. Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs. THE GOOD Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average. Back in July...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Injuries aside, it has become increasingly evident that Mike Quade simply does not know how to manage a professional baseball team in crucial situations. He has had multiple chances to make the right move, but instead he has made the wrong move or he has...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 9:22 PM
The MLB All-Star Break is upon us and it's time to assess how the 2011 Chicago Cubs have fared at the halfway point. The Good Carlos Pena - He took a while to warm up, but he has 19 HR's and 49 RBI's with a .225 batting average. His batting average...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The 2011 Chicago Cubs bandwagon is now accepting any and all individuals willing to partake in multiple turns toward false hope followed by an end destination of ultimate disappointment. Seriously though, a six game winning streak!? A six game winning...