Skip to content

Chicago Cubs

  1. Dale Sveum on job status: “They’re the bosses and they make those decisions and evaluate”

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    I wrote yesterday about how Cubs president Theo Epstein refuses to say that manager Dale Sveum will definitely be back next season despite being under contract. So what does Sveum think of his uncertain job status? When asked about Epstein’s various quotes leaving things up in the air, Sveum told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago…

  2. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  3. Justin Morneau’s first RBI as a Pirate proves to be the difference in win over the Cubs

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    It took 14 games and 50 trips to the plate, but first baseman Justin Morneau finally got his first RBI as a member of the Pirates this afternoon. His one-out, eighth-inning single to left drove in Andrew McCutchen to put the Buccos up 3-2. Morneau has yet to homer with his new club, and he…

  4. Pirates hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, including an inside-the-park homer, against Cubs

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    The Pirates pulled another trick out of the bag tonight, hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs to erase a 3-0 deficit against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. After Andrew McCutchen and Justin Morneau made two quick outs to start off the bottom of the fourth, Pedro Alvarez hit an inside-the-park home run to right-center. Russell Martin then cranked…

  5. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Red Sox 2, Rays 0: Welcome back Clay Buchholz. It’s like you never left. Or at least the early-season version of you never left. Five shutout innings with six strikeouts before making way for a bullpen that was just as stingy. The Red Sox lead in the East is 8.5 games. Padres 8, Phillies 2:…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1: Three bombs for Juan Uribe and four driven in. What a season for the guy who, in his first two years in Dodger blue, looked lost and, frankly, over. This year he’s hitting .279/.334/.476, is playing excellent defense at third and who has been, by all accounts, a great guy in…

  7. Eric Hosmer is quietly having a really good year at age 23

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had a very nice rookie season as a 21-year-old in 2011, but then dropped off significantly last year and continued to struggle early on this season. There were even jokes made when Team USA chose the former No. 3 overall pick to replace Mark Teixeira in the World Baseball Classic…

  8. Scott Baker tosses five shutout innings in first start since 2011

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Baker

    Cubs right-hander Scott Baker was terrible while rehabbing from Tommy John elbow surgery in the minors, posting a 5.46 ERA in eight starts along with reports of mid-80s velocity, yet yesterday in his first MLB start since 2011 he tossed five shutout innings against the Brewers. Baker obviously hasn’t provided the type of return the…

  9. Scott Baker will make his Cubs debut as a starter Sunday

    Sep 6, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    scott baker getty

    After initially saying they planned to use him as a reliever the Cubs have switched course and will give Scott Baker a start Sunday against the Brewers. It’ll be Baker’s first game action in the majors since 2011, as he missed all of last season and nearly all of this season following Tommy John elbow…

  10. Cubs have no plans to use Scott Baker in the rotation

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Scott Baker Getty

    When the Cubs signed Scott Baker to a one-year, $5.5 million contract they were hoping he’d return from Tommy John elbow surgery at some point during the first half and resume being a solid mid-rotation starter like he was for years with the Twins. Instead he experienced multiple setbacks in his recovery and is just…

  11. Zack Greinke becomes first pitcher with two stolen bases in a season since 2007

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…

  12. With a triple into the Wrigley Field ivy, Chase Utley turned one ball into two

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Here’s something you don’t see every day. The Phillies trailed the Cubs 5-1 in the top of the sixth inning, but were threatening with runners on first and second and Chase Utley at the dish against starter Jeff Samardzija. Utley laced a line drive into right-center, scoring both runners on a triple. That wasn’t the…

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2013, 7:09 AM EDT

    1995 World Series

    Braves 2, Indians 0: Tom Glavine with eight shutout innings and David Justice with a big homer. Wait, sorry. Having flashbacks. The real amazing thing here is that if you would have told me before the season that the Braves would have a game in late August where Elliot Johnson got a start and tripled…

  14. Nationals trade just-acquired David DeJesus to Rays

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    David DeJesus Getty

    All that speculation about how the Nationals didn’t necessarily even want David DeJesus when they claimed him off waivers and then acquired him from the Cubs last week? Looks pretty spot, as they’ve now traded him to the Rays. That means DeJesus’ stint with Washington lasted all of three games and four plate appearances, which…

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:55 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles 4, Rays 2: Chris Davis homers again. Number 46 on the year. He’s four short of the all-time Orioles record. He tied Rafael Palmiero for the most home homers in Orioles history with 25. Tommy Hunter got the save, as it does appear that Buck Showalter is gonna go with the hot hand now.…

  16. Nationals castoff Roger Bernadina signs with Phillies

    Aug 21, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Roger Bernadina

    This would have been a lot more fun before the Nationals-Phillies rivalry involved a pair of sub-.500 teams, but Roger Bernadina has signed with Philadelphia after being released by Washington. Bernadina lost his spot on the Nationals’ bench following the trade for David DeJesus, but before struggling this season he’s generally been a decent fourth…

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Marlins 6, Dodgers 2: Jose Fernandez vs. Yasiel Puig in a potential Rookie of the Year matchup. Advantage: Fernandez, who allowed one earned run (two total) in six innings of work with eight strikeouts. He’s 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA and 156 Ks. The Dodgers dropped their second straight. Which hasn’t happened very often lately.…

  18. Nationals place newly acquired outfielder David DeJesus on waivers

    Aug 19, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    David DeJesus Getty

    Well, this is strange. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Nationals “almost immediately” placed outfielder David DeJesus on revocable waivers after they acquired him from the Cubs this afternoon. Some have speculated that the waiver claim was a mistake, but that seems highly unlikely since a trade was agreed upon and DeJesus wasn’t simply…

  19. Angels place Erick Aybar and Jason Vargas on waivers

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    aybar getty

    We saw one waiver trade earlier today, with the Cubs sending outfielder David DeJesus to the Nationals for a player to be named later, but there could be more wheeling and dealing in the days ahead. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Angels have placed shortstop Erick Aybar and left-hander Jason Vargas on revocable…

  20. Nationals acquire David DeJesus from Cubs, release Roger Bernadina

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Chicago Cubs

    Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that the Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs for a player to be named later. Washington is 60-63 and 9.5 games out of a playoff spot, so the pickup obviously isn’t for this season. DeJesus’ contract includes a $6.5 million team option (or $1.5 million buyout) for…

  21. Starlin Castro back in Cubs’ lineup Sunday after Saturday benching for botched sac fly

    Aug 18, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    starlin castro getty

    Cubs manager Dale Sveum pulled Starlin Castro from Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the rival Cardinals after the shortstop took a lackadaisical approach to a fifth-inning infield fly, allowing a run to score. But Castro is back in action for Sunday’s series finale and Sveum is ready to put the incident behind him. “The way I…

  22. Starlin Castro pulled after his mental error allows a run to score

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Starlin Castro

    Cubs manager Dale Sveum decided to remove shortstop Starlin Castro from the game after he forgot the number of outs in the top of the fifth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Matt Carpenter hit a lazy fly ball to shallow left field where Castro ran it down. As he casually slowed down,…

  23. Rosenthal: Dan Haren, Erik Bedard, Brendan Ryan and Matt Lindstrom have cleared waivers

    Aug 14, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    dan haren getty

    Loads of baseball players are passed through waivers every August and we only wind up with a handful of acutal waiver trades, but here’s the word anyway from FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal: Cleared waivers, can be traded to any team: #Nationals’ Haren, #Astros’ Bedard, #WhiteSox’s Lindstrom, #Cubs’ Guerrier, #Mariners’ Ryan. 1/2 — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

  24. Matt Guerrier facing 6-8 month recovery for elbow injury

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs

    Matt Guerrier is seeking a second opinion after being diagnosed with a torn flexor muscle in his right forearm, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. Guerrier briefly pitched well for the Cubs after coming over from the Dodgers in the Carlos Marmol contract dump, but was shut down with elbow problems and placed on…

  25. A time to be young

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    I didn’t realize it at the time, but the late 1970s was an amazing time for young baseball players. I’m arbitrarily choosing 23-and-younger as “young” — but with that age in mind, the late 1970s gave us Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Andre Dawson, Paul Molitor, Gary Carter, Robin Yount, Ozzie Smith and some pretty…

Featured video

Three legends off to Cooperstown
Top 10 MLB Player Searches