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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...
Tags: Dan Haren, Jed Hoyer , Scott Feldman, Darwin Barney, Carlos Marmol
The Cubs' stealth pursuit of free agent starter Anibal Sanchez appeared to be going smoothly late Thursday afternoon. There were no rumors linking the two, and no real reason to believe the Cubs suddenly would start splurging after spending a...
Tags: Dan Haren, Scott Feldman, Jed Hoyer , Randall Delgado, Carlos Marmol
The Baltimore SunOne of the teams the Orioles had to outlast to make the playoffs last season was the Tampa Bay Rays, and on Sunday night, the Rays made one of the biggest trades of the offseason. The Rays dealt right-handers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, Mike Montgomery, Joe Maddon, Jeremy Guthrie
So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
Tags: San Diego Padres, Sports, Petco Park, Jeff Samardzija, Ron Santo
They don't give away Comeback Executive of the Year awards. But as the first-place White Sox start a four-game series Thursday at Yankee Stadium against the best team in baseball, consider that Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy aren't the only professionals on...
Tags: Jake Peavy, New York Yankees, Sports, John Danks, Dylan Axelrod
Julius Peppers hung out in the Gold Coast neighborhood following Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, just like he did after the Bears’ previous home game. The Bears defensive end, who dined at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse following his team’...
When Starlin Castro cost the Cubs a lead against the Giants by forgetting how many outs there were, he knew the wrath he faced after the game. Manager Dale Sveum put his erratic shortstop on notice by calling it "the last straw,'' but that wasn't the...
Tags: Sports, Baseball, Tony Campana, Reed Johnson, Wrigley Field
It's too early to say who will be the first player taken in the 2013 draft — could be University of Florida pitcher Karsten Whitson or another advanced college prospect or a high school stud like Austin Meadows, an outfielder from Georgia, or...
While Hyun-jin Ryu is not yet a big name in North America, losing him was a bigger blow for the Cubs than you probably think. President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer wanted the rights to the 25-year-old South Korean left-hander because they...
Some would say Scott Baker had a better 2012 than the Cubs. He didn’t make it on the field. Baker experienced elbow pain in spring training and underwent Tommy John surgery in April. Now he’s coming to Chicago to try to help the Cubs while...
It was quite a bad week for the Cubs, even by their standards. Top prospect Javier Baez suffered a thumb injury in the Arizona Fall League while allegedly high-fiving a teammate, ending his season prematurely. Arizona State pulled out of talks to...
The Cubs experienced another Twitter-related trade fiasco Friday when closer Carlos Marmol allegedly told reporters in the Dominican Republic that he had been dealt to the Angels. The report quickly spread. Angels starter Dan Haren was supposed to be the...
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