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Jeff Baker

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  • Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast

    Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast
    There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable. But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
  • Danks gets it right

    Danks gets it right
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum helped out the White Sox, and John Danks did the rest on Saturday night. The White Sox’s left-handed starter has had more trouble with left-handed hitters than righties this season. His confidence in throwing his changeup to...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Baker, Johnson in Cubs lineup vs. lefty

    Baker, Johnson in Cubs lineup vs. lefty
    Jeff Baker is batting fourth and playing first base for the Cubs as they face Houston left-hander Wandy Rodriguez Saturday at Wrigley Field. Reed Johnson is the leadoff man, with Randy Wells pitching. Wrigley Field is in good shape after heavy rains but...
  • Whispers

    Don't be surprised if the Mariners surface as an option for Hall of Famer Pat Gillick, who is under consideration for a club president's job with the Cubs. The Mariners' collapse has cut into general manager Jack Zduriencik's standing at a point when...
  • Aramis Ramirez back in Cubs lineup

    Aramis Ramirez back in Cubs lineup
    Aramis Ramirez tested his aching lower back during batting practice Wednesday afternoon and pronounced himself fit to play against the Nationals. Ramirez missed Tuesday's game with back spasms and manager Mike Quade delayed his final lineup until after...
  • Cubs use right-handed lineup vs. Brewers LHP Wolf

    Cubs use right-handed lineup vs. Brewers LHP Wolf
    MILWAUKEE -- The Cubs have an all-right-handed lineup in place for Friday night's game against Brewers lefty Randy Wolf. That means Reed Johnson replaces Tyler Colvin in right field and Jeff Baker plays first base for Carlos Pena and bats cleanup for...
  • Jeff Baker latest right fielder for Cubs

    Jeff Baker latest right fielder for Cubs
    Jeff Baker joins a long list of starting right fielders for the Cubs Friday as they host the Astros and lefty starter Wandy Rordiguez. Seven players have started in right for the Cubs, including Bryan LaHair, Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana since the...
  • Waiting for a deal, Theo. Waiting. Wait--ing.

    Waiting for a deal, Theo. Waiting. Wait--ing.
    Maybe you blame Cubs team President Theo Epstein for failing to take every step required to execute the trade of Ryan Dempster to Atlanta. Maybe you blame Dempster for failing to live up to his word that he would waive his no-trade rights for certain...