| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day.
The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 10:34 PM
Freddie Freeman insists the NL East race is far from over.
The Atlanta Braves are 6 1/2 games out of the division lead with 16 games to play, but Freeman believes they still have a good chance to catch the Washington Nationals.
“I mean have they...
| Jul 14, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Reed Johnson gets the start in center field and Jeff Baker in right, as the Cubs use their right-handed lineup Saturday against Diamondbacks lefty Joe Saunders at Wrigley Field.
Manager Dale Sveum penciled in only two left-handed batters, Anthony Rizzo...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:28 AM
Maybe you blame Cubs team President Theo Epstein for failing to take every step required to execute the trade of Ryan Dempster to Atlanta.
Maybe you blame Dempster for failing to live up to his word that he would waive his no-trade rights for certain...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:04 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Good friends are gone, and the way Jeff Baker sees it, the Chicago Cubs have no one to blame but themselves.
Performances like this are what led to the shakeup.
Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:02 PM
DETROIT — Zach Britton's season has been a fight: A fight to stay healthy, a fight with his control and a fight to prove he belongs in the major leagues.
“Little bloodied?” said Britton, referring to a term Orioles manager Buck...
| 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...
| May 6, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment by the Cubs for a second time Sunday. The move makes room on the roster for Sunday's starting pitcher Travis Wood.
DeWitt, who was hitting .138, was also designated in the winter but re-signed with the Cubs...
| 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...
| May 26, 2012
| 8:59 PM
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 9:55 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Ian Stewart is the only left-handed batter in the Cubs' luneup Thursday against Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf.
Jeff Baker replaces Bryan LaHair at first base, Reed Johnson is in right field for David DeJesus and switch-hitting...