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Jeff Baker

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DeWitt designated for assignment again

    DeWitt designated for assignment again
    Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment by the Cubs for a second time Sunday. The move makes room on the roster for Sunday's starting pitcher Travis Wood. DeWitt, who was hitting .138, was also designated in the winter but re-signed with the Cubs...
  • Stewart only lefty in Cubs lineup

    Stewart only lefty in Cubs lineup
    MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Ian Stewart is the only left-handed batter in the Cubs' luneup Thursday against Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf. Jeff Baker replaces Bryan LaHair at first base, Reed Johnson is in right field for David DeJesus and switch-hitting...
  • Maholm, Cubs pounded in 10-5 loss to D'Backs

    Maholm, Cubs pounded in 10-5 loss to D'Backs
    PHOENIX -- It's was hard to determine which took longer Saturday night at Chase Field -- Paul Maholm's trot around the bases on his two-run homer in the fourth inning, or the Diamondback's 6-run rally off Maholm in the bottom of the inning. Either way,...
  • New outfield for Cubs vs. Astros

    New outfield for Cubs vs. Astros
    The Cubs will have an entirely new outfield for their finale Sunday against the Astros at Wrigley Field. Reed Johnson will play center and bat leadoff, while Jeff Baker plays right field and bats cleanup and Joe Mather plays left in place of Alfonso...