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  • Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

    Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros
    The acquisition of switch-hitting center fielder Dexter Fowler tentatively completes a massive offseason for the Cubs. “If we can improve our team for now and the future, we’ll look to do it,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday...
  • On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster

    On The Fly: It's Man-Child vs. Taskmaster
    So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...
  • Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings

    Jon Lester looms larger in wake of reported Red Sox signings
    Jon Lester remains available in the wake of the Red Sox's stunning signings of free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. But whether the Cubs should still view the Red Sox as a formidable competitor for Lester is unclear. The Red Sox have committed...
  • Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena returns to Cubs' lineup
    With Mike Olt en route to Triple-A Iowa, Luis Valbuena will return to third base Wednesday night when the Chicago Cubs face San Diego at windy Wrigley Field. Valbuena has received extended looks from scouts because of his ability to play third base as...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Do you see any free agent outfielders that the Cubs might sign in the next two years since the current outfielders are all journeymen and average at best? Where do you think the Cubs payroll will be if they get rid of Darwin Barney ($ 2.3 million), Nate...
  • Cubs make free agents of catcher John Baker and reliever Wesley Wright

    Cubs make free agents of catcher John Baker and reliever Wesley Wright
    The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of their 10 arbitration-eligible players before the 11 p.m. deadline Tuesday. However, backup catcher John Baker and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright weren't tendered contracts and now become free agents. Baker,...
  • Cubs' Kris Bryant hot topic at hot corner

    Cubs' Kris Bryant hot topic at hot corner
    There wasn’t going to be much debate, especially since the Cubs weren’t in the midst of a pennant race at the start of September when 25-man rosters were expanded. But with Kris Bryant likely to receive his second invitation to major...
  • Monday's recap: Cardinals 8, Cubs 0

    Monday's recap: Cardinals 8, Cubs 0
    The summary Left-hander Travis Wood was tagged for five hits during the Cardinals' four-run fourth, and Adam Wainwright got his 20th victory with seven innings of three-hit ball. At the plate After Anthony Rizzo hit a double with two outs in the...
  • Valaika in Cubs' lineup

    NEW YORK -- Chris Valaika will start Friday night in place of slumping Luis Valbuena when the Chicago Cubs face the New York Mets. Valbuena is in a 1-for-22 slump. Valaika hit a pinch-hit, two-run single to account for the Cubs' runs in a 6-2 loss to...
  • Cubs' Ruggiano bats 5th

    Cubs' Ruggiano bats 5th
    NEW YORK -- Justin Ruggiano will get the task of batting behind Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro on Saturday night when the Chicago Cubs play the New York Mets. Ruggiano will be batting in place of Luis Valbuena, who is not starting for the second...
  • Dodgers suffer a rotational error as Dan Haren rocked in loss to Cubs

    Dodgers suffer a rotational error as Dan Haren rocked in loss to Cubs
    Dan Haren's performance alone was reason for the Dodgers to be alarmed. Turns out that was only the start. The Dodgers' season-long winning streak ended at six games Friday night with an 8-2 defeat to the last-place Chicago Cubs that unfolded like a...