CINCINNATI -- The problem wasn't the conversation or the decision, and maybe not even the pitch that Joey Votto hit halfway to Kentucky.
It's... Read more
So much for all that energy and improved infield defense the kid shortstop was supposed to inject into the sagging Cubs.
Three days after his... Read more
The time for ego management and extra consideration for veteran hitters is over. Or maybe it should be.
Thirty-four games into the same daily... Read more
Even in victory, the clouds and fog remained heavy over these Cubs, their bats cool on a 45-degree Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
They scored just... Read more
Carlos Zambrano was smiling before Friday's game and said he was ''fine,'' in a much better mood than the one he left Wrigley Field with on... Read more
During his visit home to Chicago, American Idol finalist, Lee DeWyze, threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game at... Read more
Sports Illustrated recently ran a story about new Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, which is to say it ran a story about hope.
But any story about... Read more
Lou Piniella had seen enough. Five consecutive losses to the Pittsburgh Pirates can fire up a manager.
He went on a spirited rant about the... Read more
For all those people who want to talk about firing Lou Piniella, Marlon Byrd's got your answer right here.
''Lou's going to keep his job, bottom... Read more
If you thought sending Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen was a tricky move, try figuring out how to put him back into the rotation.
That's where... Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Some teams heat up with the weather.
The Cubs, strangely, seem to be heating up with the quality of their schedule.
After... Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- Cubs insiders expect veteran reliever Bob Howry to join the team in Texas today to add a stabilizing influence to the bullpen -- in... Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- You can take the National League out of the Cubs, but you apparently can't take the Cubs out of the, uh, Cubs.
Put them in... Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The beard is back. And apparently it's not going away any time soon.
''I haven't had the energy to shave,'' Cubs manager Lou... Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The No. 2 spot in the batting order might look like rookie Starlin Castro's new address. But it's more like returning home for... Read more
The Carlos Zambrano dilemma didn't get any easier during or after a sloppy loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in which the lights went out for 18... Read more
Too many starters and no logical one to put in the bullpen.
Now, too many outfielders to fit in three places -- especially with one who's doing... Read more
Touted pitching prospect Andrew Cashner will join the Cubs' bullpen this week, adding a new element to the team's unsettled pitching... Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Maybe it's time for a real shake-up in the Cubs' lineup.
Not the kind of tweaking and shuffling manager Lou Piniella has done with... Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Ready or not, here he comes.
It's the first day of the rest of Carlos Zambrano's career as a starting pitcher, and the Cubs aren't... Read more
HOUSTON -- After one start back from a six-week bullpen stretch, the only thing the Cubs know about Carlos Zambrano II is that it's still anybody's... Read more
HOUSTON -- The Tyler Colvin Era started with a bang -- actually a lot of bangs.
Manager Lou Piniella no sooner inserted the hard-hitting rookie... Read more
HOUSTON -- As the Cubs got stranded on base again Sunday, the map to their elusive next World Series was getting another workover in a Mesa, Ariz.,... Read more
PITTSBURGH -- What Carlos Silva is accomplishing for the Cubs these days is just sick.
No, really. Sick.
''My stomach was sick, and I spent... Read more
As badly as things have gone with their pitching staff this season, the Milwaukee Brewers cannot afford to lose games in which No. 1 starter Yovani... Read more
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