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  • Plenty of relief in Cubs' bullpen

    Plenty of relief in Cubs' bullpen
    The pain of losing the likes of Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza and Scott Feldman is subsiding quickly. That’s the feeling of pitching coach Chris Bosio, who understands the process the Cubs have experienced the past three seasons and how he saw it...
  • Theo Epstein ready to open Cubs pocketbook

    Theo Epstein ready to open Cubs pocketbook
    For the first time since taking over as the Cubs' baseball president three years ago, spending money won't be an issue for Theo Epstein. The issue will be how wisely Epstein invests in marquee pitching this winter through free agency and trades while...
  • Cubs' Epstein: Jackson signing "a mistake''

    Cubs' Epstein: Jackson signing "a mistake''
    President Theo Epstein hasn't been shy about the Chicago Cubs' aggressive pursuit of landing as many as two marquee pitchers this winter through free agency and perhaps trades. But Epstein acknowledged the risks of acquiring pitchers, from the rash of...
  • Cubs believe Mallee is a keeper

    Cubs believe Mallee is a keeper
    The Chicago Cubs finally can feel good that new hitting coach John Mallee will stay with the organization for the foreseeable future. President Theo Epstein revealed that Mallee, a Chicago native, joined the Cubs' organization two years ago, only to...
  • Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure

     Theo Epstein: Starlin Castro's spot on Cubs is secure
    WASHINGTON — Near the end of Saturday's conference call, President Theo Epstein stressed the crux of the Cubs' six-player trade with the Athletics. "This trade had nothing to do with Starlin Castro," said Epstein, who called agent Paul Kinzer to...
  • A Cubs trade to remember

    A Cubs trade to remember
    Theo Epstein just completed a spectacular deal. So spectacular, in fact, that we could look back on dealing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s as the turning point of Epstein’s idea of sustained excellence. Even if that’s...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein sees 'light at end of tunnel' after latest deal

    Cubs' Theo Epstein sees 'light at end of tunnel' after latest deal
    Theo Epstein was giddy a couple of weeks ago after reading a Sports Illustrated article imagining a 2017 World Series between the Cubs and Astros. A buzz-killer quickly pointed out the writer had the Astros beating the Cubs. "OK, they didn't get...
  • Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters

    Cubs' veterans hope to lead youngsters
    WASHINGTON -- Carlos Villanueva wasn't informed that he would be starting Saturday's game until 11 a.m. - five hours before the first pitch. But he hopes there will be more opportunities to show the Chicago Cubs' younger players how to make the most...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    Do you see any free agent outfielders that the Cubs might sign in the next two years since the current outfielders are all journeymen and average at best? Where do you think the Cubs payroll will be if they get rid of Darwin Barney ($ 2.3 million), Nate...
  • Around MLB

    American League Central Division White Sox: Chance that Avisail Garcia could return before end of year buoys hopes for inconsistent offense. Indians: Pitching keeping Indians in contention with 3.19 ERA over first 20 games in July (12-8). Royals:...
  • Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve

    Cubs' Javier Baez on a steep learning curve
    DES MOINES — Maybe the best things to happen to Javier Baez this year were his early season struggles at Triple-A Iowa and the sudden shift of media attention toward fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Baez's standing as the top...