The Chicago Cubs elected not to tender contracts to Ian Stewart, Jaye Chapman or Zach Putnam Friday, making all three free agents and clearing three slots on the team’s 40-man roster headed into next week’s… Read more »

You knew magic was in the air in San Francisco Thursday night, when Tim McCarver opened his early comments on Madison Bumgarner with the observation that Bumgarner’s nickname was MadBum. Aside from sounding like a… Read more »

Wednesday and Thursday each gave us the thrill of four playoff games and 12 hours of engrossment. It couldn’t last. (Thank goodness for that small favor, by the way, because I’ve written nearly 8,000 words… Read more »