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WASHINGTON — Mechanical issues with their charter delayed the Cubs' flight to Washington by more than three hours Sunday night, a fitting way to kick off their 10-game road trip. After losing 2-1 to the Nationals on Monday afternoon at Nationals...
This is why the Cubs' hierarchy wants to get a good long look at Brett Jackson. When he came to bat in the eighth inning of Friday's game against the Rockies, he was hitting .158 and had struck out 30 times in 57 big league at-bats. But on the 58th,...
Tags: Baseball, Matt Belisle, Wrigley Field, Sports, James Russell
Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters were brought up from Triple-A Iowa on Aug. 5 so the Cubs could get a long look at the first-round draft picks. Both have struggled, but Vitters' inability to adjust to major league pitching has earned him a seat on the...
MILWAUKEE — While the Cubs are on pace to lose 100 games for only the third time in franchise history, manager Dale Sveum doesn't think it's affecting the players. "Everybody knows that the 100-loss thing is obviously a number," Sveum said. "You're...
Sorry, Cubs fans. My condolences. Your team is worse than I thought -- whoops, wait a minute, I think another Cub just struck out -- and so is your future. It’s not here yet and won’t be for a long time. Heck, it looks like it’ll be...
Tags: Baseball, Sports, Jeff Samardzija, Carlos Marmol, Starlin Castro
Starlin Castro was supposed to be a jewel in the middle of the Cubs order. The young, talented shortstop was expected to be the star in the middle of the Cubs infield. Right now, though, and maybe for a lot longer, Castro is a gaping hole where hope...
Tags: Baseball, Sports, Anthony Rizzo, Theo Epstein, Starlin Castro
Like a good soldier, Ryan Dempster has done his part — pitching 33 straight shutout innings and agreeing to waive his no-trade rights. So now it is up to the Cubs' hierarchy to find a new team for him before the July 31 trading deadline....
On June 14, Bryan LaHair was hitting .303 with 12 homers and 26 RBIs and was earning enough respect of peers to later be voted onto the All-Star team. In the six weeks since, LaHair has hit .202 with two home runs and five RBIs. His last homer was July...
AP Sports WriterCHICAGO (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched a one-hitter, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 on Tuesday night, hours after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster. Burnett just about stole the spotlight after the Cubs...
LOS ANGELES — It may take a while to get used to the new normal on the North Side. Change is never easy, but a rebuild is what most Cubs fans pined for when Jim Hendry was general manager, and what Theo Epstein and the new regime was brought in...
LOS ANGELES — Chris Volstad returns to the mound Saturday at Dodger Stadium, hoping to end his 20-game winless streak. As luck would have it, he faces a difficult opponent in Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw. Volstad is 0-7 as a Cub with a 7.94 ERA,...
LOS ANGELES — In a 41-day stretch that began with Anthony Rizzo's call-up June 26, the Cubs have evolved from a big-market, high-payroll team to a prospect-filled clubhouse, where mega-millionaire Alfonso Soriano sticks out like a sore thumb. The...
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