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  • 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...
  • Royals' template is worth tracing

    It took a decade for the Royals finally to achieve a winning season, and they're still in search of their first playoff berth since 1985. Yet their latest blueprint for building a playoff-caliber team mirrors what the Cubs are trying to do and sustain...
  • 'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job

    'Cubs (stupid) Way:' Jackson keeping his job
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jose Veras closing games for the Cubs or Edwin Jackson starting them? At least the Cubs are willing to look at other closer options. Veras can just sit there while the likes of Hector Rondon, Pedro...
  • 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...
  • Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension

    Kenney reveals he has signed 5-year contract extension
    With the Cubs hoping to win city approval of the latest revisions to their Wrigley Field renovation plan, business operations President Crane Kenney revealed he has signed a five-year extension through 2019. Kenney's announcement Saturday during an...
  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I constantly hear reporters citing the contract with Sam Zell and the Tribune that the Ricketts family was "forced" to accept in purchasing the Cubs as the reason that it is impossible to increase payroll and sign free agents.  What am I missing?  Are the...
  • Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways

    Just in time, Cubs rediscover their losing ways
    Thank goodness the Cubs got back to being the Cubs. I have no idea what they were doing winning Рa season-high five games in a row Рbut they had to stop that. And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
  • 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...