Cubs brass wants to add a veteran leader, and Hunter is a free agent with plenty left in the tank.
“We have a really nice relationship with Manny,” Theo Epstein says.
“We have a chance to win this division and win it on a consistent basis,” Epstein says.
It pays to be really bad instead of middle-of-the-pack bad.
The Chicago Cubs lead the major leagues in strikeouts, and Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta took full advantage of their free-swinging ways.
Chris Coghlan hit a leadoff homer, and Javier Baez had his second career three-hit game.
Eric Jokisch opposes Jimmy Nelson tonight at Miller Park.
John Lackey opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.
As many as seven advertising signs may go up, but they’ll be erected on a per-sale basis.
Travis Wood needs to regain his command to lock up a spot in the 2015 rotation.
Shelby Miller opposes Kyle Hendricks tonight at Wrigley Field.
Adam Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw as the majors’ only 20-game winners, pitching three-hit ball over seven innings.
Major league baseball will take a hard look during the off-season at time of game and eliminating needless delays by both the pitcher and hitter, Bruce Levine writes.
Addison Russell says the Cubs haven’t discussed a position change with him.
Careful how you celebrate, as Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch found out.
Adam Wainwright opposes Travis Wood tonight at Wrigley Field.
After another embarrassing start on Friday, any other starting assignments this season or moving forward would appear questionable, Bruce Levine writes.
Clayton Kershaw (20-3) pitched five shaky innings in his shortest start in 3 1/2 months, but the NL West-leading Dodgers roughed up Edwin Jackson on their way to a 13-hit attack that included four homers.
It’s the second affiliate move in as many days for the Cubs.
Only the bleachers will get rehabbed this offseason.