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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Haugh: In the Wake of the Web

    Quick, digital-only thoughts from In the Wake of the News columnist  David Haugh. For openers ... As Paul George landed Friday night against the basket stanchion in Las Vegas, his right leg below the knee snapped to a nearly 90-degree angle, a...
  • Javier Baez home run gives Cubs 6-5 victory

    Javier Baez home run gives Cubs 6-5 victory
    DENVER — Amid the hoopla surrounding Javier Baez, the Cubs' megaprospect wasn't about to change a style that produced impressive numbers but left him vulnerable at times. "I always swing big, hard," Baez said. And after going hitless with...
  • Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring

     Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring
    KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?

    Is this finally E-J Day for Cubs?
    Show of hands:¬† Do you love and hate Theo Epstein because of Edwin Jackson? Do you love and hate Edwin Jackson because he’s Edwin Vexing Jackson? I hate Jackson because he stinks and represents an egregious Epstein decision, his first big-...