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  • Cubs invite Lillibridge to camp, sign Valbuena

    Cubs invite Lillibridge to camp, sign Valbuena
    The Chicago Cubs have invited 16 non-roster players to spring training major league camp in Mesa, Ariz., including former White Sox infielder Brent Lillibridge. The Cubs also announced Thursday that third baseman Luis Valbuena avoided salary...
  • Pressure on Rangers and Washington

    Down 2-0 to the Rays in the eighth inning Wednesday, the Rangers got runners to second and third with one out. Right-hander Joel Peralta was on the mound, and the Rangers had switch-hitter Lance Berkman and the left-handed-hitting A.J. Pierzynski on the...
  • Johnson, Baker in for Cubs vs. Cards' LH Garcia

    Johnson, Baker in for Cubs vs. Cards' LH Garcia
    Reed Johnson will start in right field and Jeff Baker at first base as the Cubs stack their lineup with right-handed bats against the Cardinals' Jaime Garcia, who is 10-6. Randy Wells pitches for the Cubs on a beautiful Friday. The lineup: Castro, ss...
  • Cubs acquire RF David DeJesus

     
    Does this sound familiar?:  “I don’t see the Cubs addressing right field as a priority and they will likely see what Colvin is made of when given a full season to work with.  Expect Colvin to get most of the work in right in 2012.”  If...
  • To Mike Quade, the kids aren’t alright

     
    If you watch “Chicago Tribune Live” as much as I do, you would know that host David Kaplan is adamant about “the kids” getting a respectable amount of playing time for the Chicago Cubs.  I adamantly agree with him.  Bryan LaHair is...
  • The Cubs are running out of chances to get out of the NL Central cellar

     
    Sitting 11.0 games out of first place in the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs are running out of chances to make a push for first, second or even third place.  The Cubs were 4.0 games out of first when they had the chance to beat the Cardinals at Wrigley...
  • Injury plagued season smells of 2004

     
    It feels like more than half of this 2011 Chicago Cubs team has been injured now that Kerry Wood is the latest addition to the Cubs' revolving door that is the Disabled List.   Retroactive to June 9, Kid K will be placed on the DL because of, get ready...
  • A roundup of the latest Cubs news

     
    Injuries Ryan Dempster missed his Monday start because of discomfort in his back.  He will most likely return on Saturday.   For those keeping track,  Marcos Mateo is the latest addition to the disabled list with elbow soreness.  With Mateo's injury, the....
  • Near the cellar, it’s time for Cubs to be sellers

     
    After Carlos Marmol blew his seventh save on Thursday night, (and almost blew the game this afternoon) it's time for the Cubs to start looking for suitors for Marmol and other players.  With each game passing, it becomes more evident that the 2011 Chicago...
  • Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox

    Taking batting practice before Cubs-Sox
    Some early BP before this week’s oil spill of a City Series: Who goes crazier tonight, Cubs runners on Gavin Floyd or the flash mob in Carlos Zambrano’s head? Web poll! Or maybe the question should be: Who do the Cubs run on more, Gavin...
  • Cubs lose but fans optimistic on Opening Day

    Cubs lose but fans optimistic on Opening Day
    Expectations for the Chicago Cubs may be the lowest in years heading into a new season, but everyone's somewhat optimistic on Opening Day. The Cubs and Washington kicked off the 2012 season Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field with Ryan Dempster facing...