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  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    There are lot of things about the Cubs’ plan that I get. What Theo Epstein is doing with prospects is smart. They need new grandstands and better player amenities. I get all that. What I don't get is the Ricketts' insistence on all the outfield...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patience pays off for Cubs' Coghlan

    Patience pays off for Cubs' Coghlan
    PITTSBURGH — Despite a rough start in a part-time role, Chris Coghlan never lost faith in his swing. His patience has paid off, and his playing time has increased as a result of his increased production that has been sandwiched around the demotion...
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