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ATLANTA — After finishing the first half of their schedule with a 31-50 record following Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Braves, the Cubs look forward to making improvements over the final 81 games. So what are their goals for the second half?...
It was only the Astros, but when you're the worst team in baseball, any old kind of sweep will do. The Cubs have two sweeps this season, one over the Padres, who are a game ahead of the Cubs in the worst-record department, and now one over the Astros,...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Sports, Alfonso Soriano, Anthony Rizzo, Jeff Baker
NEW YORK — It turns out Anthony Rizzo can't do it all, at least according to Ryan Dempster. Rizzo homered and had his first four-hit night Friday in the Cubs' wild 8-7 win over the Mets as Travis Wood earned his fourth straight victory. The rookie...
Tags: James Russell, Terry Collins, Lucas Duda, Sports, Luis Valbuena
NEW YORK — Manager Dale Sveum said interim hitting coach James Rowson will get serious consideration for the job in 2013. "No question about it," Sveum said. "Anything like that, it's labeled interim, but he's going to be highly considered."...
This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub. See? Told you it was too easy. But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
SAN FRANCISCO — After watching the Cubs get stifled by Barry Zito on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to the Giants, manager Dale Sveum was at a loss for words. Sveum's team failed to get a runner past second base, losing for the 15th time in 18 games and...
As the crowd cheered every move Justin Verlander made Thursday at Comerica Park South, the Tigers could not have felt more like they were in downtown Detroit without the Cubs replacing the Toyota sign in left field with a giant Ford logo. You won't see...
The All-Star Game can take a back seat to the White Sox as far as Chris Sale is concerned. If Sale doesn't have another start pushed back, he would be scheduled to start the Sox's first-half finale July 8 against the Blue Jays and thus be ineligible to...
Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood wants home plate umpire C.B. Bucknor to know there’s an inside corner. But the shoelaces were a strike? No matter. Showing great savvy in adjusting to Bucknor’s sometimes incomprehensible strike zone...
Tags: Gavin Floyd, Sports, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Carlos Marmol
WrigleyvilleThe offseason rebuilding continues for the Chicago Cubs as they dealt reliable lefty Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for left-handed reliever Travis Wood and two minor leaguers. It marks the third move for the new Cubs front office which is...
Matt Garzawon't make his scheduled start Sunday for the Cubs and left-hander Travis Wood has been summoned from Iowa as a backup. Garza was originally set to start Saturday but he came down with a virus and was moved to Sunday. “Iffy” is...
Late Wednesday night, someone named Tom Hamilton sent me this email with the subject line “And I am a Cubs fan’’: “I was all excited about our new YOUNG Management team, thinking they would make a difference. Interesting Fact...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Thomas Ricketts, Passover, Sports, Anthony Rizzo
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