| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:45 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Baseball America listed four Cubs in its Top 100 prospects list, an indication the organization is showing progress in its rebuilding plan.
Shortstop Javier Baez is ranked No. 16 while outfielders Albert Almora and Jorge Soler are Nos....
| 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 8, 2013
| 8:37 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- After a judge in the Dominican Republic sent the domestic abuse case against Carlos Marmol to a higher court Friday, Cubs president Theo Epstein said he believes his closer will be exonerated.
"We take any accusation of this nature...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:01 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Dale Sveum is either an optimist or a guy with big bills to pay. He not only showed up for his second season as the Cubs' manager but somehow seems confident it will be better than his first.
It better be, right?
Sveum has no plans...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:49 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- Talking baseball while wondering if Brandt Snedeker is the new Tom Watson:
1. Tony Campana isn’t really gone yet, but I’m already missing him. The Cubs made an unpopular decision Sunday, dropping Campana off the 40-man...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Go ahead. Get the tar and feathers.
Or I'll stack the wood and bring the matches.
Not being a Chicagoan by birth, I know I should just stay away from your sentimentality. If you think ketchup on a hot dog is an act of subversion, so be it. I'm not...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 9:51 PM
A friend of Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens now living in Las Vegas called last week to see if the buzz about his buddy the White Sox fan offering to help build a new home for the Cubs was true.
"He was like, 'What are you doing? You're a Sox guy,' ''...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
MESA, Ariz. — On the eve of their first workout of the spring, the Cubs suffered a setback.
Carlos Marmol arrived.
Another blow is sure to follow in a few days. Alfonso Soriano will walk in the door.
Cubs President Theo Epstein and general...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Talking baseball while wishing we could fast forward to first-round games in the NCAA basketball tournament:
1. No matter what Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney were suggesting before Michael Bourn’s deal with Cleveland was finalized Monday, the Cubs...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship.
While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 5:20 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- One day after manager Dale Sveum cited the need for power, Cuban prospect Jorge Soler put on a long ball display in his first day of spring training with the major league team.
Soler said he hopes to be with the Cubs by next season, though...