Joe Maddon


The Cubs already had a reliever on their wish list for the July 31 trade deadline. The mystery surrounding Neil Ramirez could add to that sense of urgency.


The Cubs don’t have the same win-now window as the Kansas City Royals, or the high-end pitching prospect the Oakland A’s wanted for essentially two months of Ben Zobrist, an ideal fill-in-the-blan


More than three-and-a-half hours before first pitch, Starlin Castro held a bat in his right hand, swinging with one arm at the balls Cubs hitting coach John Mallee threw underhand.   


In the midst of a blowout loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday afternoon, Cubs manager Joe Maddon wanted to do something to lighten the mood in the clubhouse.


Cubs manager Joe Maddon has made it a habit of being on the wrong side of MLB history.