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  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...
  • Angels outmaneuver A's in 2-0 win

    Angels outmaneuver A's in 2-0 win
    KEY MOMENT: The managerial wheels spun early, with Oakland's Bob Melvin pulling the left-handed-hitting Josh Reddick for pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the fourth inning. The Angels' Mike Scioscia countered by...
  • Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?

    Is the July 31 trade deadline overrated?
    Major league teams obsess throughout the month of July about the deadline for making trades without passing players through waivers, then some of them sacrifice their best young talent for the prospect of some instant postseason gratification. There...
  • Javy Baez's career could go one of six ways

    Javy Baez's career could go one of six ways
    Tuesday marks a full week since New Cubs Savior Javier Baez was called up to the majors. Since then, there have been signs he'll be a Hall of Famer (three home runs, six RBIs through Sunday) and indications he'll be just another guy (12 strikeouts)....
  • Cubs' Arrieta doesn't want to be aced out

    Cubs' Arrieta doesn't want to be aced out
    It's no secret the Chicago Cubs will look to fortify their rotation this offseason through every avenue available, but Jake Arrieta reiterated he still welcomes the challenge of being the ace of their staff if that’s placed upon him. Arrieta,...
  • Edwin Jackson's troubles an opening for others

    The happy medium that the Cubs repeatedly mentioned Thursday when discussing the struggles of Edwin Jackson and the high strikeout rate of their offense could face a cold reality in the future. Jackson's inconsistency, coupled with an offense that...
  • Dan Straily's career takes new angle with Cubs

    Triple-A Iowa pitching coach Bruce Walton put his All-Star break to good use, and he didn't devote his entire free time to rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee. Walton spent a portion of the break looking at videotapes of newly acquired...
  • Cubs conduct workout for Rusney Castillo

    Cubs conduct workout for Rusney Castillo
    DENVER -- The Chicago Cubs still face competition but have the resources to contend for Cuban free agent outfielder Rusney Castillo. A team source confirmed the Cubs conducted a private workout Wednesday for the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Castillo at Wrigley...
  • Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs

    Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs
    LOS ANGELES — Thursday's trading deadline passed, but the Cubs are far from done in trying to improve in the final two months of another losing season. A starting rotation that changed by 40 percent following the trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and...
  • Cubs fans can dream big about Big Three rotation

    Jon Lester, David Price and Jeff Samardzija, the three biggest stars of MLB's sweeps month, were last seen together in the American League clubhouse at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. If everything goes according to plan, they all will be on the...
  • With Kyuji Fujikawa active, Cubs must make move

    DENVER — President Theo Epstein said the Cubs "don't have anything in the hopper as of yet," but a move of some significance could be made Wednesday to make room for the activation of reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. The Cubs will have to adjust their 40-...