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  • Cubs fine with soft handling of Starlin Castro

     Cubs fine with soft handling of Starlin Castro
    ST. LOUIS — One of the main reasons the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after last season with a year left on his contract was the perception Sveum's tough love approach toward Starlin Castro wasn't working. So it should come as no surprise the Cubs...
  • Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options

    Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options
    Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida. Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
  • Cubs hang loss on Brewers behind Castillo, Sole

    EditorsNote: replaces earlier w-t Cubs hang loss on Brewers behind Castillo, Soler CHICAGO -- There's no master plan that's allowed Chicago Cubs rookie Jorge Soler such an early hot bat. "The success is not as easy as it looks," the Cuban...
  • Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs

    Javier Baez gets call to join Cubs
    LONG BEACH, Calif. — Print the T-shirts, resurrect the ticket push. In promoting prospect Javier Baez from Triple-A Iowa, the Cubs have invigorated a fan base split between prospect loyalists and disgruntled supporters. The next eight weeks...
  • Giants take nightcap to earn split with Cubs

    EditorsNote: changes Posey's innings caught to 13 innings from 14 Giants take nightcap to earn split with Cubs CHICAGO -- By any definition, catching 13 innings qualifies as a long day. Buster Posey is glad it wasn't even longer. "I'm happy we were...
  • Giants cruise behind Peavy's solid start against Cubs

    Giants cruise behind Peavy's solid start against Cubs CHICAGO -- Facing the prospect of at least 13 1/2 innings of baseball on Thursday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't want to stress his bullpen on Wednesday night. Right-handed starter Jake Peavy...
  • Griffin didn't live up to high expectations, but Baez has better shot with Cubs

    Griffin didn't live up to high expectations, but Baez has better shot with Cubs
    Coaching teenagers this week at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., Ty Griffin cautioned his captive audience on the dangers of high expectations. The former Cubs first-rounder, picked ninth overall in the 1988 amateur draft, spoke...
  • John Baker's performance picture perfect

     John Baker's performance picture perfect
    Backup catcher John Baker couldn't resist taking a photograph of the Wrigley Field scoreboard Wednesday that still posted his jersey number 12, indicating he was the last pitcher in the Cubs' 16-inning, 4-3 victory over the Rockies that took a franchise...
  • Cubs believe shortstop versatility will pay off

     Cubs believe shortstop versatility will pay off
    Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida. Theo Epstein won't go that far to address the Cubs' lack of upper-level depth at catcher, but the club's baseball president...
  • Cubs net top catching prospect Victor Caratini from Braves

    Cubs net top catching prospect Victor Caratini from Braves
    In a four-week span, the Cubs added three highly ranked prospects and saved about $6 million at the cost of two front-line starting pitchers, a super utility player and a durable left-handed reliever. But their biggest mission remains unfulfilled....
  • Extra-inning rematch goes Rockies' way

    The Sports Xchange By John Jackson, The Sports Xchange Extra-inning rematch goes Rockies' way CHICAGO -- This time, the Colorado Rockies were more than happy to put in a little overtime. A day after losing a 16-inning marathon, the Rockies pushed...