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  • 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...
  • Cubs lose out on Hamels, acquire Turner

    Cubs lose out on Hamels, acquire Turner
    The Cubs' waiver claim for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels didn't result in a trade on Friday, and the Phillies pulled Hamels back from waivers. A major league source said that Cubs took a longshot chance in making the claim for Hamels, feeling they...
  • Epstein: Kris Bryant will stay at Iowa

    Epstein: Kris Bryant will stay at Iowa
    The Cubs may have Javy Baez on board and are expected to bring Cuban slugger Jorge Soler up from Triple-A Iowa soon. But they're adamant about getting third baseman Kris Bryant a full season in the minors. Bryant is hitting .323 with 15 home runs...
  • Cubs miss on Cole Hamels but show a will to spend

    The Cubs knew they had little chance of making a deal for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels after putting in a waiver claim Wednesday. They obviously don't need Hamels this season, but considered it a long shot worth taking to have one of the game's best...
  • Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs

    Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs
    LOS ANGELES — Thursday's trading deadline passed, but the Cubs are far from done in trying to improve in the final two months of another losing season. A starting rotation that changed by 40 percent following the trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and...
  • 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...
  • Manny Ramirez, 41, hired by Cubs as player-coach on triple-A team

    Old Dodgers never die … they just come back as triple-A player-coaches? Manny Ramirez -- the one and only – has been hired by the Cubs and sent to Des Moines, Iowa. Say this for the 41-year-old Ramirez: He’s determined to stay in...