KYLE FARNSWORTH IS PLAYING FOOTBALL

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

  Some of us take a bit longer than others to find our true calling in life. Perhaps Kyle Farnsworth fits that bill. Farnsworth, who spent 16 years in the Major Leagues pitching for 11 teams -- 10 if you count his two separate stints with the Braves as one team, but ...

Kris Bryant off to strong start in first week

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Last Friday, Kris Bryant made the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball since pitcher Stephen Strasburg was called up by the Nationals in 2010. (Must be something about playing your college ball in San Diego). From an offensive standpoint, Bryant's first game was a flop -- he went 0-for-4 with ...

Here’s some rain for the Kris Bryant call-up celebration parade

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Much-ballyhooed prospect Kris Bryant is receiving his big-league call-up from the Cubs on Friday. Bryant is so ballyhooed, in fact, that he is making people remember that ballyhooed is a word. The arrival of arguably the most hyped prospect since Bryce Harper is a cause for celebration on the North Side. ...

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night? UPDATE: Yeah…

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn't take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you're dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season -- it may well be a few games under .500 or a ...

Three Cubs prospects go back-to-back-to-back in spring training

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

There is a reason people are excited about the future of the Chicago Cubs, and it was on full display in a spring training game against the Indians on Tuesday. Top prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant all went deep -- and if you watch the video, which you'd ...

MLB Rumors: Cubs offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Let me start this off by saying I like Jon Lester and think he's an excellent pitcher, but if this latest report is true, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have officially lost their minds. A report on Tuesday claims the Cubs have offered the free agent left-hander a six-year ...

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs to pursue Cole Hamels

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

It's no secret that Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs are fans of Philadelphia Phillies lefty Cole Hamels. During the 2014 season they claimed Hamels off revocable waivers but couldn't work out a trade with the Phillies. Now reports have surfaced indicating that the Cubs plan to pursue a trade for ...

Alfonso Soriano retires from baseball

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Alfonso Soriano, one of the most productive players of his era, retired from baseball on Tuesday night. During a radio interview in his native Dominican Republic, the 38-year-old claimed he no longer felt the desire to continue his career. Soriano said, "I lost the love and passion to play the game. ...