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Ryan Sweeney

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  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Cubs lose third straight, 5-4

    Cubs lose third straight, 5-4
    PHOENIX -- After a brief chat with his players on Sunday and conducting an optional workout Thursday, manager Rick Renteria hopes he won't need to deliver a pep talk as the Chicago Cubs open the second half Friday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks....
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs got a lot of press last year over the amount spent on international signings. The perception was it was a deep group and the Cubs got some of the best out there. When do you think we will start to see some of these kids coming up through the...
  • Cubs relieved to be home after long road stretch

    Three night games are scheduled, followed by two 3:05 p.m. starts when the shadows will start to creep over Wrigley Field before pregame batting practice. But quirks of the schedule aside, the Cubs are relieved to be home after playing 14 of their...
  • Game 1: Wood, Cubs lose 4-2 to Reds

    Game 1: Wood, Cubs lose 4-2 to Reds
    CINCINNATI - The Chicago Cubs were recipients of back-to-back home runs by Chris Coghlan and Ryan Sweeney in the sixth inning off Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto. But that wasn't enough, as left-hander Travis Wood allowed three runs in the first and...
  • For Cubs' Travis Wood, it's live and learn

    For Cubs' Travis Wood, it's live and learn
    CINCINNATI — Left-hander Travis Wood will be hard pressed to match 3.11 ERA of 2013, but he believes he will benefit from the hard knocks he has sustained this season. "You always learn more when you see your faults and how they're going against...
  • Jason Hammel continues to go about his business

     Jason Hammel continues to go about his business
    Jason Hammel insists he is oblivious to trade rumors that naturally accompany an impressive performer on a last-place team. Baseball, after all, is a bottom-line business. Yet Hammel continues to pitch like nobody's business. The towering right-hander...
  • Sweeney in Cubs' lineup

    Sweeney in Cubs' lineup
    PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Sweeney has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is in the Chicago Cubs' lineup Friday night at Philadelphia. Sweeney, who has been on the DL since May 3 because of a right hamstring strain, took the roster spot of...
  • Ryan Sweeney extols Manny Ramirez's knowledge

    Ryan Sweeney extols Manny Ramirez's knowledge
    PHILADELPHIA — When Manny Ramirez shows up to join his Triple-A Iowa teammates, Ryan Sweeney believes the controversial slugger will provide the young hitters with plenty of help as a player-coach. "He was telling me different stuff," said...
  • Travis Wood's pinch-hit double in 13th gives Cubs 5-4 win over Marlins

     Travis Wood's pinch-hit double in 13th gives Cubs 5-4 win over Marlins
    MIAMI — With at least six scouts evaluating Jason Hammel, the Cubs' exceptional pitching rental didn't turn in one of his sharper performances. Perhaps those same evaluators will see a more tantalizing performance from ace Jeff Samardzija on...
  • Cubs stunned by Tony Gwynn's death

     Cubs stunned by Tony Gwynn's death
    MIAMI — Ryan Sweeney remembers making the difficult telephone call in the summer of 2003. But telling Tony Gwynn he was going to sign with the White Sox for a $785,000 bonus instead of playing for Gwynn at San Diego State didn't compare to...