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  • Cubs acquire Red Sox's Doubront

    The Chicago Cubs acquired left-hander Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later, the team said. The non-waiver trading deadline is less than 24 hours away, and a deal involving Cubs infielder Emilio Bonifacio...
  • Renteria not concerned with trade possibilities

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs CHICAGO -- If president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer can find takers for any of the team's few remaining veterans, the Chicago Cubs figure to be sellers before the non-waiver trade...
  • 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 newcomer Russell 'humble and hungry'

    In the eighth inning Friday night against Northwest Arkansas, Midland Rockhounds manager Aaron Nieckula felt his trainer tap him on the shoulder. A text message from A's management carried news about prized shortstop Addison Russell that traveled...
  • 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...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Cubs exploring multicast TV outlets for games

    Cubs exploring multicast TV outlets for games
    Chicago viewers might have to get up to speed on what a multicast station is to watch Cubs games next year. As the Cubs sort out what to do with the WGN-9 portion of their 70 to 75 television games in 2015, the team is considering an option that is...
  • Cubs president virtually rules out Kris Bryant for 2014

    Cubs president virtually rules out Kris Bryant for 2014
    A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
  • Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo come through big time

    Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo come through big time
    With all of the attention surrounding the emerging hitters in the Cubs minor league system, a couple of young pillars of the current big league roster continue to impress this season. Starlin Castro belted a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo hit a...
  • Kris Bryant belts another home run for Triple-A Iowa

    Kris Bryant belts another home run for Triple-A Iowa
    Kris Bryant remains 340 miles from Wrigley Field, but his instant production with Triple-A Iowa has given Cubs fans a sense that their highly touted third base prospect is around the corner. Bryant has hit four home runs in his first five games,...