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  • Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace

    Cubs' Arrieta shows why he's an ace
    After capping a 10-5 season by holding the St. Louis Cardinals to two hits over seven innings Wednesday night, it would seem axiomatic that Jake Arrieta would start the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 opener on April 6 against the Cardinals. But Arrieta, known...
  • Paul Konerko's Top 10 moments

     Paul Konerko's Top 10 moments
    Paul Konerko had many great memories in a White Sox uniform, and another famous one wearing street clothes during the victory parade in 2005. As the Sox great's career is winding down to a Sept. 28 finale, here's a compilation of Konerko's Top 10...
  • Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season

    Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season
    If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: Are Chinese hackers responsible for Robin Ventura's bullpen decisions? Checking the bullpen phones. Indians: More fans gathering around LeBron James' house than watching Indians pretend they're contenders....
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • Jeff Samardzija All-Star for both teams, sort of

    MINNEAPOLIS — The biggest mystery surrounding Tuesday's All-Star Game is where A's pitcher Jeff Samardzija will wind up. Should Samardzija sit in the National League dugout with the players who voted him to their team as a Cub, or take a seat in...
  • A Cubs trade to remember

    A Cubs trade to remember
    Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence. Even if that’s...
  • Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options

    Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options
    Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida. Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
  • Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter

    Jake Arrieta posts 1st shutout, a 7-0 one-hitter
    After Brandon Phillips' drive barely eluded the outstretched glove of diving center fielder Matt Szczur on the warning track Tuesday night, Jake Arrieta resumed his mastery. Losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning for the second time this season wasn't...
  • Bryant, Russell, Baez rated as top-7 MLB prospects

    Bryant, Russell, Baez rated as top-7 MLB prospects
    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs' claim that the acquisition of shortstop Addison Russell strengthened their farm system was validated Monday by Baseball America's midseason top 50 prospect list. Russell, acquired from the Oakland Athletics in the...
  • Cubs positioned for more deals

    Cubs positioned for more deals
    WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects. That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...