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Chris Volstad

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  • Angels' signing of Chris Volstad could affect Hanson, Williams

    Angels' signing of Chris Volstad could affect Hanson, Williams
    The Angels have agreed to terms with starting pitcher Chris Volstad, 27, on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, an early off-season move that might not bode well for the future of pitchers Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson...
  • Quick, someone wake Theo and tell him to dump Marmol

    Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired. Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans. Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
  • Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority

    Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority
    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
  • Randy Wells clears waivers

    Randy Wells clears waivers
    Randy Wells cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Tripl-A Iowa, the Cubs announced Friday. Wells had been designated for assignment, but no team picked him up. He was 1-2 with a 5.34 earned-run average in 12 games, four of them starts....
  • Rizzo's opening act

    Rizzo's opening act
    Roger Waters. Brad Paisley. Finally, Anthony Rizzo played Wrigley Field. Side note: Official scorer Bob Rosenberg just ruled that “The Wall’’ was triple-platinum instead of a three-base error. Anyway, the good news is, Rizzo didn&...
  • Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification

    Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification
    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...
  • Protesting Cubs-Sox

    Protesting Cubs-Sox
    Dear Mr. and Mrs. NATO protesters, If you want to decry something that you think offends humanity, skip McCormick Place this weekend and head to Wrigley Field. If you’re looking to bring attention to senseless policies, then the Cubs-White Sox...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • Carlos Zambrano gamble is one Marlins are willing to take

     
    Carlos Zambrano, who had violated the trust of his teammates and management in Chicago while with the Cubs, will get another chance in Florida when he's reunited with former manager Ozzie Guillen, a friend of his from Venezuela. While Zambrano,......
  • Marlins drop struggling Hanley Ramirez (.201) to sixth in lineup

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is trying anything in an attempt to break the Marlins free-fall. And that includes continuous tinkering with the lineup, which is how Hanley Ramirez ended up in the sixth spot Saturday, the first time since his rookie...