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  • Can healthy Jorge Soler get on fast track to Cubs?

    Can healthy Jorge Soler get on fast track to Cubs?
    When the Cubs signed Jorge Soler out of Cuba two years ago, making an unprecedented nine-year commitment to keep him under control through 2020, Jose Abreu was still an anonymous first baseman playing for Cienfuegos in the Cuban baseball league. Now...
  • Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring

     Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring
    KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
  • Cubs fans can dream big about Big Three rotation

    Jon Lester, David Price and Jeff Samardzija, the three biggest stars of MLB's sweeps month, were last seen together in the American League clubhouse at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. If everything goes according to plan, they all will be on the...
  • Around MLB

    American League Central Division White Sox: Didn't trade Adam Dunn, Gordon Beckham or John Danks at deadline. Will they survive August? Indians: Corey Kluber has second-best WAR among major league pitchers (4.7), trailing only Felix Hernandez (5.7)....
  • Haugh: In the Wake of the Web

    Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnist  David Haugh. For openers ... As Paul George landed Friday night against the basket stanchion in Las Vegas, his right leg below the knee snapped to a nearly 90-degree angle, a...
  • Javier Baez home run gives Cubs 6-5 victory

    Javier Baez home run gives Cubs 6-5 victory
    DENVER — Amid the hoopla surrounding Javier Baez, the Cubs' megaprospect wasn't about to change a style that produced impressive numbers but left him vulnerable at times. "I always swing big, hard," Baez said. And after going hitless with...
  • Cubs don't gloat after rain-shortened win

    Cubs don't gloat after rain-shortened win
    The Chicago Cubs weren't gloating about a 2-0 victory that hurt the playoff hopes of the San Francisco Giants. That's because President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer insisted they wanted to play all nine innings. A brief but convincing rain...
  • Starlin Castro wants to stay just where he is

    Starlin Castro wants to stay just where he is
    NEW YORK — Starlin Castro said he was unaware many Mets fans have targeted him as their shortstop of the future. But as far as Castro is concerned, he prefers to stay with the Cubs and at shortstop, where the organization is well-stocked with...
  • Don't temper Baez expectations, Theo -- own them

    The Cubs wanted expectations tempered for Javier Baez? Seriously? That’s just Theo Epstein working his stand-up act, right? I mean, Epstein wrecked the Cubs organization for these moments. Epstein razed the minors and gutted rosters up and...
  • Cubs ratings dive puts WGN-9 in tough spot

    Cubs ratings dive puts WGN-9 in tough spot
    On May 28, 2008, Alfonso Soriano's game-winning single in the 10th inning gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers. While a crowd of 39,945 jammed Wrigley Field, many more fans throughout the Chicago area were sitting in front of their televisions...
  • Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez

    Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez
    When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints. You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...