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MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein managed to beat general manager Jed Hoyer in the bunting tournament bunt-off on Saturday, though he was knocked out in the second-round by 25-year-old director of Baseball Operations Scott Harris....
MESA, Ariz. — Whenever new Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro would go home questioning whether he still belonged in the big leagues during his struggles the last three seasons, his wife, Sherley, liked to remind him of his baseball claim to fame. "She'd...
Tags: Culture, Dioner Navarro, Ceremonies, Baseball, Spring Training
Some would say Scott Baker had a better 2012 than the Cubs. He didn’t make it on the field. Baker experienced elbow pain in spring training and underwent Tommy John surgery in April. Now he’s coming to Chicago to try to help the Cubs while...
A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer. The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
The Cubs were built to lose 100 games, so what was with the obsession to avoid it? The actual issue is losing 100 games and still not getting the top pick in the draft. So Cub. I can understand players not wanting to be a part of 100 losses. I...
PHOENIX – The Cubs 8-3 loss to Arizona on Friday wasn’t exactly a heartbreaker. They fell to 0-17 against National League West teams, lost their 98th game for the first time since 2000, and set a franchise record with 57 road losses. But the...
If it all starts with starting pitching — and that's something old and new schools of baseball thinkers seem to agree on — then the Cubs are in trouble for the near future. Because of trades, injuries and ineffectiveness, Jason Berken...
Tags: Chris Volstad, Piracy, Dave Sappelt, Paul Maholm, Baseball
CHICAGO (AP) — With the ball jumping out of Wrigley Field, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was in search of a reliever who could keep the ball down and help hold a big early lead. Hurdle was never able to find that reliever. Anthony Rizzo hit...
All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Cubs 5-4. Friday: 1:20 p.m., WGN-Ch. 9. RH James McDonald (12-7, 3.93 ERA) vs. LH Chris Rusin (0-2, 5.73). Saturday: 12:05 p.m., CSN. LH Wandy Rodriguez (10-13, 3.72) vs. RH Jason Berken (0-0, 0.00). Sunday:...
Tags: Jeff Locke, Chris Volstad, Piracy, Dave Sappelt, Baseball
HOUSTON — There was no fanfare Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park when the Cubs and Astros began their final game in Houston as National League opponents. Truth be told, the two teams never had much of a rivalry, even though they have played...
WASHINGTON — Mechanical issues with their charter delayed the Cubs' flight to Washington by more than three hours Sunday night, a fitting way to kick off their 10-game road trip. After losing 2-1 to the Nationals on Monday afternoon at Nationals...
When the Cubs reported for spring training, Jeff Samardzija was one of three pitchers competing for two spots in the starting rotation. Six months later, he has become the clear ace of the Cubs' rotation, albeit with the help of trades and injuries. And...
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