Mark Grace released from Tent City jail after four months

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Former Chicago Cub and Arizona Diamondback Mark Grace has been released from jail after serving four months for a second DUI arrest in a 15-month span. Grace was on work-release for all of his term, but he spent his nights in Maricopa County's famous outdoor Tent City. During the length of ...

Cubs bring back Kevin Gregg

Monday, April 15th, 2013

It's like that nightmare where you show up to school in nothing but your underwear actually happening in real life. Less than a week after I took time to crunch the numbers and determine that Kevin Gregg was the worst closer in Cubs history, the team signed the goggle-wearing blown save ...

Cubs prospect Jorge Soler attacks opposing dugout with bat

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler was ejected from a minor league game on Wednesday night after he was involved in a bench-clearing incident. Initial reports claim Soler attacked the opposing dugout with a bat. Yikes. Details are still a little vague, but Soler's Daytona Cubs were facing the Clearwater Threshers in a ...

Carlos Marmol is bad, but not Cubs worst closer ever

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Carlos Marmol sucks. This is not new information to Cubs fans, who have watched the once-electric closer lose his job less than a week into the 2013 season. Marmol's been awful, going 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA with a 4.80 WHIP and .600 opponent batting average in three appearances before manager ...

Chicago Cubs: City, Wrigleyville, and ownership close to renovation deal

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

I've been to Wrigley Field. While it's nice that it hasn't changed much since it was first built a zillion years ago, the place is actually kind of a dump. I guess it was easier to impress people in 1914.  The Chicago Cubs really need to renovate it, which is ...

Chicago Cubs: Carlos Marmol to lose closer job already?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Carlos Marmol has been shaky throughout his seven years with the Chicago Cubs, but this would be a new depth to the craziness surrounding his career. On Opening Day on Monday, Marmol came on in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 3-0 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and ...

Boston Red Sox, Ryan Dempster agree to $26.5 million deal

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox added to their starting rotation on Thursday by agreeing to a two-year, $26.5 million deal with Ryan Dempster. Dempster, who will turn 36 in May, spent most of the last nine years with the Chicago Cubs, before finishing the 2012 season with the Texas Rangers. Dempster wasn't bad ...