Tag: Carlos Zambrano

Two big weeks for the Cubs in May

The two weeks that follow the Dodgers series could be the most important of the season.   This Friday, the Cubs start a nine-game homestand when the Reds, Cardinals and Giants come to town.  To stay in contention, the Northsiders need to make an impact against St. Louis and Cincinnati.  While the defending World Series... Read more »

Rev. Watkins likes the Cubs this year

When I worked at The Score (WSCR) years ago, a man named Reverend Watkins regularly called about the Cubs. He would say: “The Cubs don’t need to be better; everybody else needs to be worse.” Truth is that the Cubs are better … and the rest of the division is worse.   Johnny Cueto and... Read more »


Carlos Zambrano is trying to repair his image.  In the process, he may have to refine how he pitches.   The past few seasons Zambrano’s strikeout totals have declined, while hits have steadily climbed.  At age 29, the Big Z is not throwing with the same velocity he did when he helped lead the Cubs... Read more »


Carlos Zambrano’s exile will come to an end on Friday. Zambrano, who’s been on the restricted list since a dugout blowup in late June on the South Side, will finally have a chance to apologize to the team — in person — when the Cubs open a three-game series in Denver. “We’re looking forward to... Read more »