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  • Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs

    Felix Doubront eager to compete for rotation spot with Cubs
    LOS ANGELES — Thursday's trading deadline passed, but the Cubs are far from done in trying to improve in the final two months of another losing season. A starting rotation that changed by 40 percent following the trade of ace Jeff Samardzija and...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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 find a new way not to have pitching

    Cubs find a new way not to have pitching
    Masahiro Tanaka chose the Yankees over the Cubs. Yoenis Cespedes chose the A’s -- the A’s, do you hear me? -- and not the Cubs a couple years ago. What is Theo Epstein doing wrong? Or maybe it’s Tom Ricketts’ fault,...
  • A Dear Tom letter

    A Dear Tom letter
    Dear Cubs Fanboy Owner (and you know who you are, Tom Ricketts), The option to move the team out of Wrigley Field remains open. You should’ve done this on Day One. You should’ve thanked everyone for coming, explained how thrilled you and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ramirez to join Iowa on Thursday

    Controversial slugger Manny Ramirez will make his debut as player-coach with the Chicago Cubs' Triple-Iowa affiliate on Thursday at Colorado Springs. Ramirez, 42, has spent most of the past three weeks working out at the Cubs' facility in Mesa, Ariz.,...