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  • Mike Trout's grand slam leads Angels' 15-3 exhibition win

    ANGELS 15, CUBS 3 AT THE PLATE: The Angels batted around twice in the first four innings. Mike Trout hit a grand slam, singled, and drove in five runs. "Mike's got such a short swing," Manager Mike Scioscia said. "You wouldn't think it would take him...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    How long are the Cubs going to go with Darwin Barney at second base? He has hit terribly all year, and even his defense hasn't been as good. What options are there? --  Al, Kansas City, Mo. First, I would like to apologize to everyone for not...
  • Get this Cub some clothes, stat!

    Get this Cub some clothes, stat!
    He earns a living on one of baseball's most sacred diamonds, but it didn't always feel like Logan Watkins' destiny. "I wasn't really a huge baseball fan growing up," said Watkins, a second baseman for the Cubs. "Obviously I like playing baseball but...
  • Clayton Kershaw doesn't have his 'best stuff' in 3-2 loss to Cubs

    Clayton Kershaw doesn't have his 'best stuff' in 3-2 loss to Cubs
    When Josh Beckett explained over the weekend why Clayton Kershaw might be the best pitcher he has ever seen, he wasn't talking about the movement on Kershaw's fastball or break on his curveball. Beckett marveled at what Kershaw showed Tuesday night in a...
  • Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better

    Forget playing better, Cubs need to trade better
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum and team president Theo Epstein believe the Cubs will take a big step forward this season, and I’m thinking, I guess losing only 90 games would be a big step. Another 100 losses, however, is easily attainable, don’t...
  • Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience

    Cubs tradition: Throwing out ceremonial first discussion of fans' patience
    If you believe the 2013 Cubs were built to stink -- spoiler alert: they were -- then you had to like Edwin Jackson’s miserable start in Monday’s home opener and Starlin Castro’s aggravating last out that was a wind shift from turning...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    I have been a Cubs fan since 1948, so I have seen some poor baseball. However, it is time to release Marmol for the Cubs' good and also for his own good. Bill A., Newburgh, Ind.   I don’t really see that happening, at least not until they exhaust...
  • Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists

    Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists
    In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense. Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
  • Ex-Cub David DeJesus hosting karaoke fundraiser

    Ex-Cub David DeJesus hosting karaoke fundraiser
    Ex-Cub and current Tampa Bay Ray David DeJesus will host his karaoke fundaiser, “Strike a Chord,” Jan. 16 at American Junkie along with the David DeJesus Family Foundation and Cubs Charities. The benefit will raise money for ALS research and...
  • Want to see Baez play for Cubs? Just wait ... and wait

    Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured. Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
  • Mark Trumbo, Diamondbacks agree to $4.8-million, one-year contract

    Mark Trumbo, Diamondbacks agree to $4.8-million, one-year contract
    The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with Mark Trumbo by agreeing Thursday to a $4.8-million, one-year contract with the outfielder. Arizona acquired Trumbo from the Los Angeles Angels in December in a three-team trade that also included the...