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  • 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 – a season-high five games in a row – but they had to stop that. And on Sunday, mercifully, they did. They failed to hit in the clutch and they...
  • College coach: Cubs top pick 'extremely ready'

    PITTSBURGH — In the eyes of Indiana baseball coach Tracy Smith, catcher Kyle Schwarber checked off every box with an exclamation mark. "After (Cubs President) Theo Epstein interviewed him this spring in Arizona, he told me it was one of the best...
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players.  But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories.  Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
  • All eyes on Cubs' Samardzija

    MIAMI -- Before a major league scout left the press dining room Monday night at Marlins Park, he looked at two tables occupied by representatives from other clubs. "I think I'm the only guy here not to watch (Jeff) Samardzija," the scout joked. The...
  • Cubs' Samardzija pitches, waits

    Cubs' Samardzija pitches, waits
    MIAMI -- After receiving his seventh no-decision in puzzling season, ace Jeff Samardzija insisted late Tuesday night that he was unaware of any suggestion that the Chicago Cubs were making a late push to sign him to an extension in the midst of...
  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta masters Marlins in 6-1 victory

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta masters Marlins in 6-1 victory
    MIAMI — While ace Jeff Samardzija can control his future after the 2015 season, Jake Arrieta is making the Cubs feel better about their own. Arrieta took another step toward becoming a more reliable part of the Cubs' future with his latest...
  • 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,...
  • Stop offering Samardzija money, OK, Theo?

    Stop offering Samardzija money, OK, Theo?
    It's not that Jeff Samardzija would turn down $85 million from the Cubs, it's why would the Cubs offer him even that much? As an employee for the company that holds a 5 percent stake in the Chicago National League Ball Club, I need to know how stupid...