Wilken gets $$$ backing from Ricketts to boost Chicago Cubs scouting

  [picappgallerysingle id="8491196"]Tom Ricketts has had a tough rookie year as Cubs owner. Almost everything he’s touched or vouched for has turned to stone. He can’t even win unanimously for a noble venture like a eulogy for Ron Santo at […]

Rudy Jaramillo looking forward to reviving Carlos Pena with Chicago Cubs

[picappgallerysingle id="9577019"] Passing up several multi-year deals, Carlos Pena chose one year (and a cool $10 million) to sign with the Chicago Cubs — partially because old friend Rudy Jaramillo is around as hitting coach to help fix his swing. […]

Carlos Pena would be Adam Dunn-like for Chicago Cubs

  [picappgallerysingle id="9299643"]Carlos Pena or Adam LaRoche for the Chicago Cubs? These strongmen lefty-hitting first basemen seem the Cubs’ main options to fill the gaping hole at first base. The reports du jour claim the Cubs have targeted LaRoche, while […]

1 million words on the Chicago Cubs — and now some more

I’m like the old-time Chicago Cubs starting pitcher under Leo Durocher. You work ’till the game is won, or over. Since 1998 I’ve probably written more than 1 million words about the Cubs in most of the 10 books I’ve published, […]

Ron and Pat were a lot of things; boring they were not

When Ron Santo’s gutteral “Oh noooooo!,” at old County Stadium in Milwaukee — one of the most famous calls (or non-calls) in Chicago broadcast history –  is considered just the tip of the iceberg of the work of Santo and […]