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MESA, Ariz. — On the eve of their first workout of the spring, the Cubs suffered a setback. Carlos Marmol arrived. Another blow is sure to follow in a few days. Alfonso Soriano will walk in the door. Cubs President Theo Epstein and general...
MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein managed to beat general manager Jed Hoyer in the bunting tournament bunt-off on Saturday, though he was knocked out in the second-round by 25-year-old director of Baseball Operations Scott Harris....
Tags: Luis Valbuena, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija, Jed Hoyer , Dale Sveum
MESA, Ariz. -- One day after manager Dale Sveum cited the need for power, Cuban prospect Jorge Soler put on a long ball display in his first day of spring training with the major league team. Soler said he hopes to be with the Cubs by next season, though...
The Cubs say they're "re-inventing" their 28th annual fan fest, which convenes Friday at the Sheraton Chicago, a switch from their longtime home, the Hilton Chicago. Whether a new and improved Cubs Convention can awaken fans from a winter malaise is...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dale Sveum recently was accidentally shot in the right ear during a quail hunting trip with pal Robin Yount. “He got the bird,” Sveum said. Sveum said Yount was about 50 yards ahead of him on a hill, and Yount lost...
The Cubs non-tendered third baseman Ian Stewart and relief pitchers Jaye Chapman and Zach Putnam on Friday night, while offering arbitration to Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, Luis Valbuena and James Russell. Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said earlier...
Tags: Trials, Scott Baker, Carlos Marmol, Shawn Camp, Scott Feldman
Like any 101-loss team, the Cubs have a few holes to fill. And after spending their first year tearing down the building, Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod head to the general managers meetings in Palm Springs, Calif., on Tuesday to lay the...
In a perfect world, Brett Jackson would be the Cubs’ starting center fielder for 2013 and years to come. That was certainly the idea when Jackson was brought up from Triple-A Iowa in early August, but the former first-round draft pick fizzled in...
The Cubs couldn’t find a way to replace Aramis Ramirez at third base this year, and have to go back to the drawing board in 2013. They tried Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena and Josh Vitters for the most part, with Joe Mather filling in occasionally, and...
I understand that the Cubs want to build the team the "right way" by building the farm system. What I do not understand is why they can't both build the farm system and try to build a winner right now. I think it is wrong to ask the fans who have waited...
Tags: Miami Marlins, Josh Vitters, Chris Volstad, Farms, Jason Berken
The Cubs were built to lose 100 games, so what was with the obsession to avoid it? The actual issue is losing 100 games and still not getting the top pick in the draft. So Cub. I can understand players not wanting to be a part of 100 losses. I...
Tags: Josh Vitters, Dale Sveum, Jim Hendry , Travis Wood, Anthony Rizzo
The Cubs celebrated the end of their season like a victory in a World Series game Wednesday, rushing out of the dugout to mob Bryan LaHair after his walk-off, RBI single in the ninth inning of a 5-4 victory over the Astros. It was just another bizarre...
Tags: Reed Johnson, Jeff Baker, Felix Pie, Jim Hendry , Kerry Wood
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