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  • 10 reasons not to promote Kris Bryant

    10 reasons not to promote Kris Bryant
    Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it. Here...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hahn's poker game with Peavy

    Hahn's poker game with Peavy
    Jake Peavy is scheduled to start Tuesday, which means he is scheduled to be traded before that. That’s the thinking. That’s the rumor. That’s why Peavy packed several extra bags and cleaned out his locker as the White Sox left for a...
  • Someone explain the Sox's plan -- please

    Someone explain the Sox's plan -- please
    Every team in Chicago has a plan. Except the White Sox. The Blackhawks certainly have a plan. They started with a core of young and talented players, surrounded them with depth, hired Hockey Yoda and promoted his son, and put it all in the hands of...
  • Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'

    Cubs fire Sveum, seek 'spark of a winning culture'
    Dale Sveum is out after two seasons as Chicago Cubs manager and the team will seek "a proven leader," president Theo Epstein said Monday. “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager," Epstein...