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  • James Russell gets word on trade after deadline

     James Russell gets word on trade after deadline
    James Russell left the bullpen in the middle of the sixth inning Thursday to use the restroom and thought he was staying with the Cubs after teammate Travis Wood mentioned the 3 p.m. deadline had arrived. Shortly after, trainer P.J. Manville told him to...
  • Video: Cubs fans praise fake prospects

    Video: Cubs fans praise fake prospects
    It's well-established how tough being a Cubs fan can be. You give and give, and they never deliver. But still you hope and hope, praying the next batch of newcomers turns it all around. The Cubs have plenty of talent to excite the fan base, including...
  • Alcantara looks great, now send him back down

    Alcantara looks great, now send him back down
    The Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel trade had the desired effect of getting the Cubs back to their losing ways. But here’s the problem: Even in losing eight of their last 10 games heading into the All-Star break, the Cubs still rank as only the...
  • Agent's free advice: Bring Kris Bryant to majors

    Agent's free advice: Bring Kris Bryant to majors
    It's no secret the Cubs don't plan to bring up Kris Bryant this season, preferring to let their top-hitting prospect progress at Triple-A Iowa while Luis Valbuena and Mike Olt man third base in the majors. They haven't veered from their plan for any...
  • David Price to the Cubs? Why not?

    David Price to the Cubs? Why not?
    Why not David Price?  I’m asking the Cubs. Why not David Price? If the Cubs aren’t going to totally tank this season the way they have every year of Theo Epstein’s reign, then go get one of the best pitchers in the game -- one who...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team
    As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market. With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
  • A's already set up to roll through the postseason

    Trade deadline day has morphed into a TV show in recent years, with MLB Network providing up-to-the-minute coverage of deals and rumors in the final hours before the deadline. But A's general manager Billy Beane and Cubs President Theo Epstein concocted...
  • Dejected Cubs 'spit out a bad ballgame'

    WASHINGTON — After learning late Friday that Jeff Samardzija had been traded to the Athletics, Cubs reliever James Russell had a final moment with his longtime teammate. "We shared a beer and a cigarette and sent him on his way," Russell said a...
  • Cubs' history of losing doesn't faze newcomer Russell

    Cubs' history of losing doesn't faze newcomer Russell
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A few hours before Monday's game at Regions Field, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler engaged in an intense game of Ping-Pong in the visitor's clubhouse. The game was broken up before they could finish, but the two Cubs prospects...
  • Don't let Melo ruin your summer

    We're so much better than this, Chicago. Sitting around like the jilted lover, waiting for the phone to ring. Please call, Carmelo! Well, he won't. And let me just say: To all you spurned girlfriends, mistresses and side dishes, let me apologize. I...
  • Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks

    Cubs to begin clubhouse construction in weeks
    The Cubs will begin breaking ground on a new underground home clubhouse in the next couple of weeks, a team source said, starting the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project. The revised plan to install seven signs in the bleachers, including...