Patrick Mooney joined Comcast SportsNet Chicago/CSNChicago.com as a baseball reporter in January 2010. Prior to joining the CSNChicago.com staff, Mooney previously worked as a staff writer and columnist for Sun-Times Media, reporting primarily for its suburban daily newspapers as well as YourSeason.com. There his work was recognized by Illinois Associated Press, Associated Press Sports Editors and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Mooney also has been a frequent contributor to MLB.com since 2005, serving as a correspondent in Detroit and Chicago. A New Jersey native, Mooney graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and received his master's from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
Patrick Mooney Insights
While sell-off talk builds, Soriano still believes in Cubs
Alfonso Soriano knows the real future of the Cubs may be a few years away, but that hasn't changed his stance on wanting to win games and believing in this year's group.
Garza will force Cubs to make tough decision
Matt Garza's return to the big leagues will leave the Cubs with some tough decisions to make as manager Dale Sveum searches for a way to make room for him again.
Cubs searching for their Strasburg/Gonzalez building blocks
As the Cubs continue to build their way toward some franchise-altering moments, the team searches for their own versions of Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez.
Cubs, Samardzija don't measure up to Nationals
The Cubs' rough go of it in the nation's capital continued Friday, as they fell 7-3 to the Nationals. The Cubs have lost five straight in Washington, D.C. and eight of the last nine games.
Cubs hope Jackson won't feel weight of big contract
Edwin Jackson dazzled on the mound and provided some scoring punch with his bat, too, in the Cubs' 8-2 win over the Nationals. The win was Jackson's first in a Cubs uniform.
Cubs GM Hoyer lays out the Nationals blueprint
Jed Hoyer still thinks the Cubs can make things interesting in 2013, but also realizes a franchise turnaround doesn't happen overnight and the Cubs will follow the Nationals' blueprint.
Haren winds up in better place after Cubs deal fell apart
Six months ago, the Cubs nearly traded Carlos Marmol for Dan Haren, but the deal fell through and Haren is now on a team with World Series aspirations in the Washington Nationals.
Championship DNA: What Cubs take away from the contenders
If the Cubs ever want to turn things around, they should take notes from the playoff caliber teams they've been facing lately.
Cubs have lost patience with Ian Stewart
On Wednesday, the Cubs announced that Ian Stewart cleared waivers and was removed from the team's 40-man roster. The Cubs are responsible for his $2 million salary while he plays for Triple-A Iowa.
Villanueva feels for Happ wondering: What's stopping next line drive?
After seeing images of J.A. Happ after he got hit by a line drive Tuesday night, Cubs starter Carlos Villanueva is left wondering: "What's stopping it from happening to one of us."