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  • Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs

     Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs
    One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015. Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon. The...
  • Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto

    Marco Estrada traded from Milwaukee to Toronto
    Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...
  • Expectations for Cubs to rise upon Maddon's arrival

    Expectations for Cubs to rise upon Maddon's arrival
    The podium never will look so attractive to Cubs fans as it will when Joe Maddon is introduced Monday as the Cubs' manager at the Cubby Bear, where many supporters have drowned their sorrows after numerous disappointments of past decades. But for all...
  • Faced with quandary, Cubs did what was best

    Faced with quandary, Cubs did what was best
    By the time Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer boarded a plane for Southern California the morning of Oct. 24, the team had reached the point of no return pursuing Joe Maddon. With nothing guaranteed, Hoyer headed west that Friday to meet Rick Renteria so...
  • Cubs fire Renteria, hire Maddon

    Cubs fire Renteria, hire Maddon
    The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday and several hours later named Joe Maddon to take his place. The Cubs will officially announce the hiring of the 60-year-old Maddon, a Hazleton native who played baseball at Lafayette College, on...
  • Cubs Fire Manager; Expected To Hire Maddon

    The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday, paving the way for the team to sign Joe Maddon. CBSSports.com reported that the Cubs will announce Maddon's hiring on Monday. Maddon, 60, opted out of his contract as Tampa Bay manager last week...
  • Mike Matheny: Death of Cardinals' Oscar Taveras 'like a bad dream'

    Mike Matheny: Death of Cardinals' Oscar Taveras 'like a bad dream'
    St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has found it difficult to find the words following the tragic death Sunday of outfielder Oscar Taveras, one of the top prospects in the majors. Taveras, 22, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was playing...
  • Strikeouts a battle for Cubs' Javier Baez

    Strikeouts a battle for Cubs' Javier Baez
    Madison Bumgarner’s dissection of the Pirates in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night was reminiscent of what the Giants’ prized left-hander did to Cubs rookie Javier Baez during an Aug. 20 game at Wrigley Field. At that point,...
  • Jorge Soler returns to Cubs' lineup

    Rookie right fielder Jorge Soler will return Monday night to the Chicago Cubs' lineup as they try to prevent St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright from earning his 20th victory at brisk Wrigley Field. Soler didn't play Sunday as the Cubs want to...
  • Cubs TV rights deal in late innings

    Cubs TV rights deal in late innings
    The Chicago Cubs may be headed for extra innings in their search for a new television home. With one week left in the season, and its expiring agreement with WGN-Ch. 9, the team has yet to announce broadcast plans for 2015 and beyond. Sources say the...
  • Timely redemption for Cubs' Rosscup, Castillo

    Timely redemption for Cubs' Rosscup, Castillo
    The sweetest redemption for rookie left-hander Zac Rosscup and catcher Welington Castillo surfaced at an ideal time for the Chicago Cubs. After blowing a 3-0 lead against National League Central leader St. Louis, Rosscup and Castillo each played...