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  • Cubs eager to get Jorge Soler going

     Cubs eager to get Jorge Soler going
    KODAK, Tenn. — While Kris Bryant continues to turn heads in his climb through the Cubs' system, the wait for Jorge Soler goes on. Signed to a nine-year, $30 million deal on June 30, 2012 and given a spot on 40-man roster, the Cuban outfielder...
  • Kris Bryant's career off and running

     Kris Bryant's career off and running
    KODAK, Tenn. — Only one year into his professional career, Cubs prospect Kris Bryant leads the Southern League in home runs, RBIs, batting average, hits, runs, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, extra-base hits and total bases....
  • Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball

    Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball
    Local H frontman Scott Lucas and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had never played together before last summer's Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser, yet there they were again early this month performing their own soundtrack to Sergei...
  • 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...
  • Putting the star back in Starlin

    Putting the star back in Starlin
    This was all so Cub. The worst team in the league became the first to beat perhaps the best pitcher in the game this season. Oh, and that pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, is the 25-year-old Japanese stud who took the Yankees’ considerable mint of...
  • If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'

    If only there were a 'Dunn Buyers Club'
    The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: As an investor in “Dallas Buyers Club,’’ not to mention a cameo as a bartender, Adam Dunn might leave spring training for Sunday’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. For...
  • Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer

    Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer
    Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood. And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
  • Reading into Sveum's take on Castro

    Reading into Sveum's take on Castro
    It is just me, or does everybody get the feeling that Starlin Castro needs to leave? I could be reading too much into this, but there’s more reading than actual baseball improvement with the guy. There’s more money than actual baseball...
  • Want to see Baez play for Cubs? Just wait ... and wait

    Turns out, Starlin Castro is the last player the Cubs could afford to get injured. Not that the Cubs are going to win anything this season. In fact, they might not win 70 games. This team is being built to stink again, to trade anyone who has a good...
  • Two plans for Cubs

    I love the way the Cubs stories are about the fifth starter’s job, like this one about James McDonald’s injury or this one about Chris Rusin’s four good innings. Here’s the question: Aren’t all Cubs pitchers No. 5...
  • Why the 2014 Cubs are like 'The Office'

    I'd love to have the luxury of comparing the Cubs to a show like "The Walking Dead," or any popular scripted drama for that matter. Alas, in terms of quality, drama and critical acclaim, the Cubs are more like a sitcom. A sitcom on its way up, no doubt,...