| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:01 AM
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts.
That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent.
Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:55 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the majors’ best stories only a month ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates are collapsing to the point they might not even be able to avoid shedding a dubious distinction they’ve carried for almost two decades.
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Statistics through Sunday (last week's ranking)
1. Rangers (1): There have many issues, including a lack of production since early in the season from Michael Young and the highly regarded lineup, but a soft schedule has kept those issues from showing...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:18 PM
The crosstown blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs:
The Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the disabled list because of tightness in his right trade value.
I assume that Dempster’s injury and Monday’s night’s outing...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:19 PM
Not one team in the American League Central has a winning record at home this season.
If the first-place White Sox can take care of business at U.S. Cellular Field, the division title could be attainable. The Sox are 16-19 at the Cell and 19-13 on the...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:00 AM
I don’t know what Theo Epstein is waiting for.
Trade, Theo, trade. Trade Matt Garza. Now.
I thought Garza would’ve been traded before the end of last night’s seventh inning vivisection of the White Sox, especially because it took...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:25 PM
The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order.
The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....
| Jun 21, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
11:35 a.m. We all know our city is corrupt...but the suburbs too!?! Mike McConnell wades through the Chicago style politics.
12 - 12:45 p.m. John Williams
12:10 p.m. John...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 4:14 PM
1. Rangers (1): Clinging to top spot a week ago, the Rangers added Roy Oswalt and played well in going 5-1 against the lowly Padres and Rockies. Could Yu Darvish share the All-Star clubhouse with Chicago car dealer C.J. Wilson?
2. Yankees (2): Boone...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 7:48 AM
This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub.
See? Told you it was too easy.
But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:53 PM
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap.
On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into.
The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...