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It took Anthony Rizzo only 124 games in a Cubs uniform to convince president Theo Epstein to give him a seven-year, $41 million deal that could turn into nine years and $68 million with a pair of club options. The move, which was officially announced...
One of the great entrances by a newly acquired Cub came at the end of spring training in 2005 when left-hander Cliff Bartosh joined the team from the Indians. Asked if there was something interesting he could tell Cubs fans about himself, Bartosh didn't...
Former Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner was supposed to be the featured performer Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, starting against his former team for the first time. The Cashner-for-Anthony Rizzo trade was one of the first big moves of the Theo Epstein...
The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected. But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...
It was 28 years ago that the Illinois Supreme Court shut the Cubs out from playing night games at Wrigley Field, upholding a state law and city ordinance that banned the use of lights at the ballpark. "We're obviously disappointed in the outcome, and it...
Talking baseball while hoping that it’s not a bad sign that the Blackhawks had to go into overtime to beat the Wild in their playoff opener: 1. Yoenis Cespedes was the guy last year. This time around, Hyun-jin Ryu is the guy. Just as Cespedes...
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...
Crunching numbers is one of Theo Epstein's specialties, and his reliance on statistical analysis is one of the main reasons Chairman Tom Ricketts hired him away from Boston. During the news conference announcing Jim Hendry's firing in the summer of 2011,...
We've heard Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts stomp his feet and tell everyone to get out of the way in his goal to sprinkle some sparkle around an aging Wrigley Field. Ald. Tom Tunney, 44th, has offered a familiar refrain about parking and security,...
Tags: Wrigley Field, Rahm Emanuel, Sports, Thomas Ricketts, Baseball
Talking baseball while wondering if LeBron James and his kingsmen are taking the Bulls seriously. 1. When the Cubs get around to trading Alfonso Soriano, it would be ideal to have a homegrown replacement ready. There are none in sight, however, as Brett...
Carlos Marmol has pitched in a franchise record 453 games for the Cubs. But how many more will he and the Cubs' fans have to endure? Marmol's meltdown Saturday against the Reds took a victory away from Jeff Samardzija, with a four-run, one-hit eighth...
Tags: Carlos Marmol, Zack Cozart, Jed Hoyer , Detroit Tigers, Jack Hannahan
While an organizational pitching shortage suggests the Cubs will use the No. 2 overall pick in next month's draft on the most developed arm they can get, President Theo Epstein consistently has said they will consider hitters as well. Kris Bryant could...
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