Riding the Wind: How Ryan Dempster Got Lucky

Kerry Wood’s performance wasn’t the only problem with Thursday’s 2-1 loss to the Washington Nationals. No, another problem lurked below the surface, one that you wouldn’t necessarily notice because of the results. That cryptic explanation points to Ryan Dempster’s performance.

Cubs Get Deal with Paul Maholm Despite Wrigley Record

After the Chicago Cubs dealt Andrew Cashner to the San Diego Padres, it left the team in a precarious position. The team would have had five established starters going into spring training with no reasonable option existing to be number six. The front office took care of that problem Monday by signing Paul Maholm to […]

Aramis Ramirez Earned His Cubs’ Contract

Aramis Ramirez had worn out his welcome in Chicago. Injury-filled seasons in 2009 and 2010 left fans restless with the aging third baseman. That 2011 began with Ramirez hitting just two home runs over the first two months of the season didn’t help. While his slash line of .288/.351/.396 wasn’t terrible, it lacked the power […]