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WASHINGTON — The Cubs' minor league system had two teams make the postseason — Class A Boise, a short-season club, and their Rookie League team in Mesa, Ariz. Asked if he has been able to evaluate the system from his managerial seat, Dale...
The new Cubs regime has wiped the Jim Hendry era off the map over the last 10 months in one of the quickest and most telegraphed house cleanings in club history. Among the Hendry loyalists the Cubs waved goodbye to are Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Pena, Mike...
The Hartford CourantCan you handle it, Red Sox fans? No, not the immediate aftermath of an amazing, late-season blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. There is such glee around New England this weekend over...
From no-trade clauses to eminently tradable contracts. That’s part of Theo Epstein’s massive remaking of the Cubs: retaining talent while also retaining the flexibility to deal that same talent. Witness Starlin Castro’s new deal. It...
MILWAUKEE — While the Cubs are on pace to lose 100 games for only the third time in franchise history, manager Dale Sveum doesn't think it's affecting the players. "Everybody knows that the 100-loss thing is obviously a number," Sveum said. "You're...
Tags: Bryan LaHair, Baseball, Dale Sveum, Sports, Chicago Cubs
Right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. The Orioles had designated Socolovich for assignment Aug. 14, giving them 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on the 26-year-old Venezuelan. He was designated...
Tags: Baseball, Jed Hoyer , Chicago Cubs, J.C. Romero, Sports
Sorry, Cubs fans. My condolences. Your team is worse than I thought -- whoops, wait a minute, I think another Cub just struck out -- and so is your future. It’s not here yet and won’t be for a long time. Heck, it looks like it’ll be...
Tags: Baseball, Jeff Samardzija, Sports, NASA, Josh Vitters
Starlin Castro was supposed to be a jewel in the middle of the Cubs order. The young, talented shortstop was expected to be the star in the middle of the Cubs infield. Right now, though, and maybe for a lot longer, Castro is a gaping hole where hope...
Tags: Baseball, Dale Sveum, Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, Sports
As Carlos Marmol rolled through this week with an earned-run average under 1.70 in his previous 12 outings, manager Dale Sveum said he expects Marmol to be the Cubs closer next year. Nope. Sorry. Not buying it. Granted, 1.70 is a nice number number, but...
Who's running asylum? Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun This is both a simple question and a complex one. If the Red Sox go in the tank like they did last September, it's hard to imagine Bobby Valentine lasting the season. But owners John Henry and Larry...
Like a good soldier, Ryan Dempster has done his part — pitching 33 straight shutout innings and agreeing to waive his no-trade rights. So now it is up to the Cubs' hierarchy to find a new team for him before the July 31 trading deadline....
Tags: Baseball, Alfonso Soriano, Jed Hoyer , Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo
For those who agree with the complete rebuild theory, the Cubs are among the few "fortunate" teams in baseball. They already know they are not going to make the playoffs, they have plenty to sell and there are plenty of buyers lining up with prospects in...
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