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
LOS ANGELES -- That was quick.
Coming off a three-game sweep in the desert, the Cubs' longest winning streak since May disappeared into the... Read more
LOS ANGELES -- As the Cubs likely look to move veteran players and big contracts in the next month or so with an eye toward a leaner, meaner -- and... Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Ted Lilly didn't do much for his trade value Friday night, and a rare seven-run output by the lineup couldn't do enough to help... Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Church's two-run homer put Pittsburgh ahead in the sixth inning, Andy LaRoche added a solo shot and the Pirates bounced back... 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
Don't be surprised if former Florida Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez winds up a leading candidate to replace Lou Piniella within the next few... Read more
''Opening night'' for Mike Quade on Monday happened to be the day the Cubs had planned to honor their latest Hall of Famer, Andre Dawson.
The... 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
PITTSBURGH -- Maybe this is who these Cubs are this year.
Granted, it's only 28 games into a long season. But this was supposed to be the... 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
Here's one of the biggest problems for the Cubs -- Carlos Zambrano is huge.
That's right, if the suspended pitcher were a troubled,... Read more
PITTSBURGH -- Who's the punch line in the National League Central now?
After two nights of poor hitting against the worst pitching staff in the... 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
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts says it's up to general manager Jim Hendry to identify the right guy to replace Lou Piniella as manager.
But no... Read more
His teammates haven't spoken to Carlos Zambrano since the Friday dugout tirade that put in motion what could be a career-changing series of events... 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
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
CINCINNATI -- Four games in, and the Cubs' season is already starting to look like an exercise in waste management.
Emphasis on waste.
Three... Read more
CINCINNATI -- And we thought the bullpen was the problem.
Actually, it's still not looking so hot.
But what's really not hot for the Cubs as... Read more
Carlos Silva already has been more successful than he or the Cubs could have imagined. But the veteran finds himself like many of the young... Read more
Year 1 for the Ricketts family ownership of the Cubs is ending with a host of key decisions facing the franchise, from spring-training headquarters... Read more
The list of candidates to be the next Cubs manager shrank Saturday after television analyst Bob Brenly decided to take himself out of... Read more
The pain in Gordon Beckham's hand is telling him -- at times screaming at him -- to go ahead and shut it down for the rest of the year.
The... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Leave it to Carlos Zambrano to start pitching better than he has in more than four years -- and then announce his... Read more