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The Cubs say they're "re-inventing" their 28th annual fan fest, which convenes Friday at the Sheraton Chicago, a switch from their longtime home, the Hilton Chicago. Whether a new and improved Cubs Convention can awaken fans from a winter malaise is...
Talking baseball while the Bulls keep playing tough defense: 1. One thing about guys who put together baseball teams for a living: They are open-minded in their approach to evaluating talent. They strip away reputations and examine contributions. They...
The Cubs' stealth pursuit of free agent starter Anibal Sanchez appeared to be going smoothly late Thursday afternoon. There were no rumors linking the two, and no real reason to believe the Cubs suddenly would start splurging after spending a...
Tags: Scott Baker, USA Today, Dan Haren, Anthony Rizzo, Scott Feldman
That stunning blockbuster trade last August that brought Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett to the Dodgers from the Red Sox remains a jaw-dropper, as it is still being scrutinized and figures to be for some time. One interesting look at the trade now...
MATT TREANOR, 36, catcher Final 2012 stats: .175 batting average, two homers, 10 RBIs, .281 on-base and .281 slugging percentages in 103 at-bats Contract status: Free agent The good: This could prove a challenge. He hit .300 in the fourth inning and...
Tags: A.J. Ellis, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Times, Sports
There is not a whole lot about the Dodger Stadium renovation that the Dodgers haven’t already discussed, so Tuesday’s news conference mostly focused on the details. Which is probably good, because anyone who glanced out the Stadium Club...
More than anything else, a lack of starting pitching led to the Cubs' 101-loss season. That's why President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer continue working to build some depth. After a near-miss on Anibal Sanchez last week, they hope to...
The Cubs non-tendered third baseman Ian Stewart and relief pitchers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam on Friday night, while offering arbitration to Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Luis Valbuena and James Russell. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said earlier...
Tags: Zach Putnam, Scott Baker, Luis Valbuena, Dan Haren, Jaye Chapman
The Cubs made news last week, signing free agent pitchers Edwin Jackson and Carlos Villanueva. Along with two other starting pitchers signed in November, Scott Baker and Scott Feldman, these guys will earn $73.5 million over eight seasons. That's...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dale Sveum recently was accidentally shot in the right ear during a quail hunting trip with pal Robin Yount. “He got the bird,” Sveum said. Sveum said Yount was about 50 yards ahead of him on a hill, and Yount lost...
Alfonso Soriano has been booed many times at Wrigley Field but maybe never as strongly as Saturday night when seemingly every one of 40,766 in attendance seemed to voice their displeasure. With runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth inning...
Brett Favre booed before football game in Chicago, Jane Lynch coming to Wrigley Field, Fifty/50 featured on 'Mob Wives Chicago'What do retired NFL star Brett Favre and Jonas Brothers singer Nick Jonas have in common? They were the only two participants at EA Sports’ “Madden NFL ’13” flag football game Friday in Grant Park who were booed. Of course, that&...
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