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  • Readers' Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
  • Cubs now worse; but organization better, at least in theory

    Cubs now worse; but organization better, at least in theory
    The Cubs are not a better team today without Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto. They would be even worse without Matt Garza, and that still might happen by the Aug. 30 waiver deadline. Either way, though, the Cubs organization is...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • No jacket, no tie, no problem at Randy Wells' benefit

    No jacket, no tie, no problem at Randy Wells' benefit
    When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...
  • Everything's Jake with the Sox

    Everything's Jake with the Sox
    During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...
  • Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast

    Quade's done, right? Uh, not so fast
    There are times when you can out-think yourself. There are episodes where you try to divine a situation and what you are being told begins to sound crazy and idiotic while also believable. But enough about Tony La Russa. In this case, I mean Mike Quade...
  • Your morning Phil: Silva, Dempster, Milledge

    Your morning Phil: Silva, Dempster, Milledge
    Talking baseball while saying goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor: 1. There's nothing harder for baseball managers and executives at this time of the year than considering tomorrow as well as today. These guys are held to such a high level of accountability...
  • Losing to the Pirates shows how much better the Cubs pitching needs to be

    Losing to the Pirates shows how much better the Cubs pitching needs to be
    I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
  • D'backs down Dempster, Cubs to avert sweep

    D'backs down Dempster, Cubs to avert sweep
    Shortly after learning two starting pitchers were being placed on the disabled list, the Chicago Cubs had to regroup to play the Diamondbacks Wednesday in the finale of the opening homestand. "I feel bad for the guys involved, but it's part of the deal,"...
  • Fans bank on Kemp

    Fans bank on Kemp
    BURBANK — In the hour-plus he spent signing autographs and greeting fans, Matt Kemp didn't stop smiling and laughing. Although the Los Angeles Dodgers player had a rare off-day Thursday, Kemp, the team's starting centerfielder, took time away...
  • Dempster Family Foundation

    Dempster Family Foundation
    You can learn more about the Dempster Family Foundation and 22q deletion syndrome at dempsterfamilyfoundation.org. A salute to opening day with a serious health pitch for awareness! As Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster heads to the mound he'll focus on...