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joe maddon intrigued by brett anderson's potential


after throwing one scoreless inning monday, left-hander brett anderson has created a lot of buzz in the chicago cubs' camp. it was only two seasons ago that anderson, 29, made 31 starts for the los angeles dodgers. he threw a career-high 180 1/3 innings and posted a 3.69 era.  but given anderson's...






cubs' brett anderson gives himself 'd-' grade after exhibition start vs. astros


brett anderson's father frank delayed his flight from houston to orlando until friday morning so he could see him pitch. but brett anderson wished he could have performed better for his father, mother and sister after he allowed eight hits in five innings thursday night as the cubs lost to the astros...






brett anderson feels healthy enough to win fifth spot in cubs rotation


the perspiration poured through left-hander brett anderson's thick beard on a sunny but cool monday morning after an injury-free bullpen session. "i could sweat in a snowstorm," said anderson, who makes no secret of his sarcasm and knack for social media quips. a bigger accomplishment for anderson...






miguel montero takes blame for brett anderson's recent struggles


when it comes to the inconsistency of the cubs rotation, catcher miguel montero doesn't place all of the blame on the starting pitchers. in fact, montero pointed the finger at himself for brett anderson's rough outing tuesday. "i take full responsibility for brett anderson," montero said sunday....






brett anderson maintains his humor after start in 'bipolar' wrigley wind


left-hander brett anderson was grateful that his chicago cubs teammates rescued him from a potential loss tuesday night, and anderson did his best to maintain his sense of humor following a 9-7 win over the milwaukee brewers. anderson was asked about the conditions at wrigley field, which started...






cubs' brett anderson avoids loss, maintains humor


left-hander brett anderson was grateful that his chicago cubs teammates rescued him from a potential loss tuesday night, and anderson did his best to maintain his sense of humor following a 9-7 win over the milwaukee brewers. anderson was asked about the conditions at wrigley field, which started...






brett anderson settling in well with cubs: 'it's been awesome so far'


last month left-hander brett anderson believed he had a chance to fit seamlessly with the cubs because of manager joe maddon’s “be uncomfortable” slogan and that anderson has endured an injury-riddled career. after meshing with his teammates and pitching well enough to earn the fourth spot in the...






brett anderson relishes competition for fifth spot in cubs rotation


brett anderson is betting on himself to win the fifth spot in the cubs rotation, as long as he stays healthy. only 12 of anderson's 127 major-league appearances have come in relief, so it could be a challenge for the cubs to execute their "hybrid" plan in which anderson and fellow left-hander mike...






joe maddon, chris bosio decline response to brett anderson's critical tweet


cubs manager joe maddon seemed amused to learn that left-hander brett anderson took a veiled shot at the organization on twitter. "that's why i love twitter so much," maddon quipped monday after learning of anderson's comments. anderson, who was released two months ago by the cubs after a 2-2 start...






joe maddon, chris bosio decline response to brett anderson's 'tinkered' tweet


cubs manager joe maddon seemed amused to learn that left-hander brett anderson took a veiled shot at the organization on twitter. "that's why i love twitter so much," maddon quipped monday after learning of anderson's comments. anderson, who was released two months ago by the cubs after a 2-2 start...






brett anderson shelled again in cubs' 11-6 loss to yankees


joe maddon said he would be happy with five or six innings from starter brett anderson on saturday against the yankees.anderson ended up throwing about as many warmup pitches as actual pitches, though, during his third consecutive poor start.the left-hander made 23 to seven batters, only one of...






brett anderson shelled again in cubs' 11-6 loss to yankees


joe maddon said he would be happy with five or six innings from starter brett anderson on saturday against the yankees. anderson ended up throwing about as many warmup pitches as actual pitches, though, during his third consecutive poor start. the left-hander made 23 to seven batters, only one...






cubs look to brett anderson to bust 4-game slump


cubs manager joe maddon believes left-hander brett anderson's best days are ahead of him, which might be a blessing for a team trying to snap a four-game losing streak. anderson has allowed only one run in his two starts but hopes to pitch deeper than he did on april 7, when he went 5 2/3 innings...






cubs pitcher brett anderson lets his personality come out on twitter


jim thome had zero hits in six career at-bats against brett anderson, striking out twice against the new cubs left-hander. not allowing one of the retired slugger's 612 career home runs stands atop the list of regrets in anderson's baseball career. "he's the only guy i've faced who i wouldn't mind...






brett anderson healthy, upset after cubs' debut


after making only four appearances in 2015 with the los angeles dodgers because of a back injury, left-hander brett anderson was pleased that he threw 5 2/3 innings friday night in his chicago cubs debut. but anderson was annoyed by a hanging curve that jesus aguilar smacked for a game-tying single...






cubs' brett anderson not grounded by hits


left-hander brett anderson has reached the stage of spring training where he seeks to “break through that wall” and feel more like a starting pitcher. anderson allowed six hits in three innings tuesday in his fourth spring outing but wasn’t discouraged by the number of soft hits he allowed to the...






brett anderson roughed up early in cubs' rain-delayed 10-2 loss to phillies


manager joe maddon provided what turned out to be an ominous description of left-hander brett anderson and his injury history and the close calls he has endured during his first month with the cubs. "he's just that guy, lucky eddie from hagar the horrible," maddon said of the cartoon character...






history, health point to brett anderson getting nod as cubs' fifth starter


manager joe maddon revealed monday that the cubs will open the season with five starting pitchers and might not use a sixth starter until may. as for who that fifth starter would be, maddon and his staff weren't ready to choose, although many signs continue to point to brett anderson getting the...






cubs' jake arrieta relishes reunion with olympics teammate brett anderson


jake arrieta was amused that he's been reunited with 2008 u.s. olympic teammates brian duensing, trevor cahill and dexter fowler since joining the cubs. and the latest addition is brett anderson, who was named thursday as the cubs' fourth starter. "he's very cerebral, a very smart pitcher," arrieta...






cubs put brett anderson on dl; recall justin grimm, tommy la stella


the cubs placed left-handed pitcher brett anderson on the 10-day disabled list sunday, triggering several other moves as the team tries to give its bullpen some relief. right-handed reliever justin grimm was recalled from triple-a iowa to replace left-hander rob zastryzny, who was called up saturday....






brett anderson, kyle hendricks named cubs' 4-5 starters


national league era leader kyle hendricks won't pitch until the fifth game of the cubs season. the cubs rotation to start the season will go like this: jon lester, jake arrieta, john lackey, brett anderson and hendricks. the cubs have a reason for the alignment announced thursday by manager joe...






brett anderson knocked out in 2nd inning, cubs trail phillies 7-0


phillies 7, cubs 0 (third inning) a one-hour, 25-minute rain delay before the start of monday night’s game merely delayed the misery suffered by left-hander brett anderson, who was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings as the cubs trail the phillies 7-0 after two innings at wrigley...






brett anderson knocked out in 2nd inning, cubs trail phillies 7-1


phillies 7, cubs 1 (sixth inning) a one-hour, 25-minute rain delay before the start of monday night’s game merely delayed the misery suffered by left-hander brett anderson, who was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in 1 1/3 innings as the cubs trail the phillies 7-1 after five innings at wrigley...






mike montgomery, john lackey, brett anderson like shape of cubs' pitching staff


mike montgomery didn’t view his versatility as working against him in the cubs’ decision to place him in the bullpen to start the regular season. and john lackey didn’t mind that he was named to start the third game at st. louis. as for brett anderson, the cubs’ left-hander isn’t taking his new...






series preview: brewers at cubs


all games on wscr-am 670. season series: cubs 11-8 in 2016. monday: 7:05 p.m., csn-plus, cltv. rh john lackey (1-1, 3.00) vs. rh chase anderson (1-0, 0.69). tuesday: 7:05 p.m., wgn-9. lh brett anderson (1-0, 0.84) vs. rh jimmy nelson (1-0, 1.38). wednesday: 1:20 p.m., wgn-9. rh kyle hendricks (1-1,...






javier baez starts at second base for cubs at pirates


the chicago cubs are banking on brett anderson to revert to form monday night when he faces the pittsburgh pirates at overcast pnc park. in anticipation of anderson reverting to his knack of inducing ground balls, the cubs will start slick-fielding javier baez at second base. anderson allowed six...






cubs trail yankees 6-0


cubs pitcher brett anderson, who lasted just four outs in his previous outing, left after getting just one yankee out saturday. anderson walked off the mound with a cubs trainer after chase headley hit the third double of the first inning to score didi gregorius and give the yankees a 5-0 lead....






cubs trail yankees 8-0


cubs pitcher brett anderson, who lasted just four outs in his previous outing, left after getting just one yankee out saturday. anderson walked off the mound with a cubs trainer after chase headley hit the third double of the first inning to score didi gregorius and give the yankees a 5-0 lead....






cubs' 'hybrid' rotation includes rotating fifth starter or 6-man rotation


the battle for the fifth spot in the cubs' rotation could end up being a "hybrid moment," according to manager joe maddon. the biggest factors, according to maddon, is that neither brett anderson nor mike montgomery has pitched 200 innings in a season, and anderson, who has more major-league experience...






cubs adjust pitching rotation before red sox series


the chicago cubs adjusted their rotation so kyle hendricks can move ahead of left-hander brett anderson and pitch sunday night against the boston red sox. anderson will pitch monday night at wrigley field against philadelphia. jake arrieta and john lackey will start the first two games at boston.






thursday's baseball roundup


brett anderson said he owes albert almora jr. his paycheck from thursday.






white sox ss tim anderson mourning loss of slain friend


tim anderson and branden moss became close friends when they were just teenagers, and the connection only grew over time. anderson is the godfather of moss' daughter. same for moss and anderson's little girl.






series preview: cubs at pirates


all games on wscr-am 670. season series: pirates 3-0. monday: 6:05 p.m., wgn-9. lh brett anderson (1-0, 4.40) vs. rh chad kuhl (1-1, 2.60). tuesday: 6:05 p.m., wgn-9. rh kyle hendricks (1-1, 6.19) vs. rh gerrit cole (1-2, 4.70). wednesday: 6:05 p.m., csn. lh jon lester (0-0, 2.66) vs. rh tyler...






series preview: cubs at pirates


all games on wscr-am 670. season series: pirates 3-0. monday: 6:05 p.m., wgn-9. lh brett anderson (1-0, 4.40) vs. rh chad kuhl (1-1, 2.60). tuesday: 6:05 p.m., wgn-9. rh kyle hendricks (1-1, 6.19) vs. rh gerrit cole (1-2, 4.70). wednesday: 6:05 p.m., csn. lh jon lester (0-0, 2.66) vs. rh tyler...






white sox ss tim anderson mourning loss of slain friend


chicago (ap) — tim anderson and branden moss became close friends when they were just teenagers, and the connection only grew over time. anderson is the godfather of moss’ daughter. same for moss and anderson’s little girl. the pair shares a distinct bond, and now anderson is playing for moss after he was shot and […]