1. Joe Maddon's Cocky, Loose Persona Was Perfect for Young Cubs Stars

    Joe Maddon entered a den full of untested Cubbies. Now, after his first season at the helm, they're all grown up. No, Chicago didn't bust its legendary World Series drought...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 3 months ago 4,787 reads 21 comments

  2. Joe Maddon Wins NL Manager of the Year: Voting Results, Comments and Reaction

    After winning Manager of the Year two times with the Tampa Bay Rays , Joe Maddon brought his magic to the Chicago Cubs and was named 2015 National League Manager of the Year...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 months ago 8,795 reads 88 comments

  3. NLCS Game 4: Twitter Chatter Ahead of Cubs vs. Mets

    Wrigley Field was a haunted house for the Chicago Cubs in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets again played the ghoul...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 4 months ago 6,000 reads 10 comments

  4. NLCS Schedule 2015: Start Time, Odds, World Series Predictions Before Game 2

    Matt Harvey had made one start in the postseason in his short career in the majors, and that was earlier this season. Jon Lester had started 13 games and carried a 2.66 postseason ERA over his long tenure with the Red Sox , Athletics and Cubs...

    Daniel Rogers Written by Daniel Rogers about 4 months ago 5,039 reads 1 comments

  5. Cubs vs. Pirates NL Wild Card Game: Live Score and Instant Reaction

    FINAL SCORE: Cubs 4-0 Pirates The Cubs are moving on. In a game that had pitcher's duel written all over it, Jake Arrieta answered the call and helped lead the Chicago Cubs ...

    John Lund Written by John Lund about 4 months ago 100,672 reads 411 comments

  6. MLB Playoffs: Managers Who Will Be Feeling Pressure in October

    Having a great manager doesn't guarantee postseason success. Games are still won on the field, but managers are tasked with putting players in the best position to succeed...

    Chris  Hauler Written by Chris Hauler about 4 months ago 2,230 reads 2 comments

  7. Joe Maddon's 'Vigilante' Comments Bring Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry to New Level

    Just think of the possibilities. This is the foundation books are written on. It is what makes one city hate another regardless of how closely its citizens follow sports...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 5 months ago 55,392 reads 187 comments

  8. Joe Maddon Likens Cardinals to Tony Soprano After Anthony Rizzo Hit by Pitch

    Things are getting heated in the National League Central, and it's not just in the standings, either. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon went off on the St. Louis Cardinals , comparing their actions to those of fictional mobster Tony Soprano...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 5 months ago 38,919 reads 176 comments

  9. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Marlins' Revolving Managerial Door a Sorry, Old Story

    1. A Manager Is Just Another Chew Toy for Pit Bull Loria Everyone knows managers are hired to be fired. But in Miami, they're not just fired; they're sliced, diced, pureed, pulsed, chopped, whipped, crushed, frappe'd and blended too...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 9 months ago 33,740 reads 17 comments

  10. Chicago Cubs: After Early Struggles, Jon Lester Starting to Earn Paycheck

    This past offseason was a busy one for the Chicago Cubs . They signed ace pitcher Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract, and they lured manager Joe Maddon to the North Side with a five-year, $25 million offer...

    Heath Clary Written by Heath Clary about 9 months ago 1,125 reads 0 comments

  11. National League: Why Baseball Without the Designated Hitter Is Better

    A hotly contested topic among the baseball world in the past week (and for quite some time now) has been whether or not the National League should change its rules to institute the use of the designated hitter...

    Heath Clary Written by Heath Clary about 9 months ago 3,303 reads 4 comments

  12. Are the Cubs or Padres the Bigger Threat to 2015 NL Hierarchy?

    It's not a stretch to say that each of the three divisions in the National League had a fairly clear presumptive favorite on paper entering the 2015 season. In the East, it's the rotation-rich Washington Nationals, even despite their slow start...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 10 months ago 8,309 reads 151 comments

  13. It's No Joke: The New-Look Cubs Are Ready to Win and Win Big in 2015

    MESA, Arizona — These are the New Cubs : A funky, brilliant manager concerned between spring drills with the "dining experience" at his new restaurant...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 11 months ago 115,567 reads 270 comments