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As they did with Starlin Castro a year ago, the Cubs have moved quickly to lock up first baseman Anthony Rizzo to a long-term contract, giving them a chance to build a team around him into the next decade. Rizzo, 23, has agreed to a seven-year, $41...
Chicago now has digested a month of uninspiring baseball on both sides of town. The reaction has me puzzled. "It's going to be a long summer," seems to be the most common response from fans and the media. No, it isn't. The Cubs and White Sox are on...
Javier Baez is considered widely to be the best prospect in the Cubs' farm system. His counterpart for the White Sox is Courtney Hawkins. Baez, a 20-year-old shortstop, and Hawkins, a 19-year-old center fielder, both have tremendous hitting skills. They...
For RedEyeThe pieces aren't in place yet for the Cubs, but the plan is and so is the braintrust. Whether Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein and Dale Sveum will succeed remains a mystery, and the fact is there's more to be done. A lot more. So on the cusp of Wrigley...
Talking baseball while congratulating Louisville for getting its men's and women’s teams to the NCAA basketball finals. 1. With the Brewers as the Cubs’ opponent for the home opener, Rob Deer will see some old friends. But will he have time...
For RedEyeI know what you're thinking: How did *I* get lucky enough to get to write a Cubs season preview? I mean, if the first few games of have taught us anything, it's that there's so much to look forward to! OK, there's probably not that much to look...
Please tell us why the Cubs can’t let their plus kids play up here and learn together, like Tampa Bay, the Angels, etc. Sixty-year-old Cubs fan. I think it would be exciting to watch. Not the pitchers, of course. Edward Hansen, Hanover Park Of...
FrameworkIn Thursday's Pictures in the News: Pope Francis celebrates his first Mass as pontiff (more photos); members of the Catalan Regional Police (Mossos d'Esquadra) are sprayed with foam by firefighters during a firefighters' demonstration against the...
MESA, Ariz. -- He's only 20, but even Javier Baez said what he has done the last two days is "amazing." The Cubs' future shortstop hit a home run Saturday on the first pitch he saw, giving him three homers on three pitches in three straight at-bats. And...
MESA, Ariz. -- In his first big league camp, 20-year-old Javier Baez is making things look easy. Baez homered for the second time and went 2-for-3 Saturday in a 9-2 loss to the Indians, increasing his spring average to .360 and his slugging percentage to...
MESA, Ariz. — Shawn Camp walked into Cubs camp late last March. It was only 10 days before opening day and he knew four people in the room. Luckily for Camp, one of those four was manager Dale Sveum. And perhaps even better for Camp, there were few...
MESA, Ariz. — A persistent father leaned into the Cubs dugout Tuesday at Hohokam Stadium to get Theo Epstein's attention. For several minutes in excruciating detail, the man asked Epstein's advice in dealing with a son struggling to make his...
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