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Ryan Dempster (Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

Dempster Helps Cubs Beat Brewers Split-Squad 6-1

Ryan Dempster pitched three scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat a Milwaukee Brewers split-squad 6-1 on Saturday afternoon.


Jake Peavy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Peavy Gives Up Three Runs For White Sox

Jake Peavy is more concerned with his health than results this spring training. A right shoulder injury cut short his 2010 season and delayed his start last year, but Peavy came into spring training feeling healthy. Finally.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Statement Regarding Ryan Braun’s Sample From Collector

Here is the statement from collector Dino Laurenzi Jr., who took Ryan Braun’s sample.

670 The Score–02/28/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Braun: ‘At the end of the day the truth prevailed’

Saying “my name has been dragged through the mud,” NL MVP Ryan Braun reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday and declared he had been vindicated, a day after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned by an arbitrator.

670 The Score–02/24/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: An Idiot Looks At 30

Tim Baffoe addresses turning 30, Ryan Braun, his haircut, adult rec sports leagues and how much it would cost to deliver a pizza to the Northwest suburbs in this week’s Ten Foot Mailbag.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Braun Wins Appeal, Will Not Be Suspended

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has won his appeal and will not receive a 50-game suspension for testing positives for an illegal substance.


Chris Johnson #23 of the Houston Astros makes a diving attempt on a hard hit ball. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Astros Keep Their Nickname, Avoid Baseball’s Name Game

Last week, Jim Crane, the new owner of Houston’s major league ballclub, threw Texas into a tizzy when he mentioned that his marketing division was investigating the possibility of changing the Astros’ nickname when they move to the American League West next season.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Prince Fielder

Prince Fielder’s Tigers Contract Includes Hotel Suite On Road

Prince Fielder will start making the big bucks right away with the Detroit Tigers.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Prince Fielder hits a three-run home run in the 2011 MLB All-Star Game. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Prince Fielder Signs With Tigers

Fielder has agreed to a nine-year, $214 million deal with Detroit, who weren’t considered one of the favorites to land the ex-Brewers slugger.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ryan Braun’s Appeal Is Heard

Ryan Braun’s appeal of his positive drug test began Thursday before baseball arbitrator Shyam Das.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Aramis Ramirez will move north and join the Brewers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Aramis Ramirez Lands With Rival Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to terms with free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez, his agent tells The Associated Press.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: MLB Should Strip Braun Of His MVP

Ryan Braun shouldn’t keep his MVP. Not if the test result showing that the Milwaukee Brewers’ star left fielder and 2011 NL MVP had elevated levels of synthetic testosterone in his system this past season is indeed upheld upon appeal.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brewers’ Ryan Braun Tests Positive For PEDs, Reports Allege

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, ESPN and CBS Sports are reporting.


Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brewers’ Braun Wins NL MVP Award

Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun won the NL Most Valuable Player Award on Tuesday after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Sveum Exactly What Cubs Need

Though he’s a tad older, Dale Sveum fit in perfectly with Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer at his introductory press conference Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Philadelphia Phillies v Milwaukee Brewers, Game 3

Provus: Cubs Can Expect Good Things From Sveum

With reports indicating the Cubs have offered their managerial position to Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum, former Brewers radio broadcaster Cory Provus joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss the potential hire.

670 The Score–11/17/2011

Kirk Gibson. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Gibson, Maddon Named Managers Of Year

Kirk Gibson and Joe Maddon won Manager of the Year awards Wednesday — one for overseeing a worst-to-first turnaround that lasted all season, the other after a frantic playoff push in the final month.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Dale Sveum argues with umpire Mark Wegner. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sveum As Quade’s Successor?

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman tweeted that current third base coach for the Brewers Dale Sveum could be a possible replacement for Quade.

670 The Score–11/01/2011

John Axford and his mustache are up for the"Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" award. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Axford, Mustache Take Center Stage

On Friday, Axford will travel to Chicago for the American Mustache Institute’s annual ‘Stache Bash at Joe’s Bar on Weed St.

670 The Score–10/27/2011

Ryan Theriot. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: Behold, The ‘Ex-Cubs Factor’ Is Alive And Well

With Casey McGehee, Jerry Hairston Jr. and (egads) LaTroy Hawkins – count ’em, three former Cubs – pockmarking their postseason roster, Milwaukee was tempting the fates this October.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011