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Kevin Gregg couldn't make the Dodgers' bullpen in spring training, but he has pitched so well for the Cubs that he's on the short list of players the Tigers are considering as they continue to try to solve their closer dilemma. His experience and strike-...
The easiest thing for the Cubs to do would have been to let the Astros make their pick for them. But it's a disappointing night at the theater when easy stands in for best, and President Theo Epstein's stable of scouts doesn't work 20-hour days to go...
Before the season, President Theo Epstein said Cubs fans shouldn't just look at the team's record as a true measure of their success. "There should be two areas of focus," he said. "One is the big league team. Do we succeed or fail? And one is on the...
NEW YORK -- The Cubs last week drafted third baseman Kris Bryant with the No. 2 overall pick instead of right-handed starter Jonathan Gray despite a lack of starting pitching in their system. “Any kind of pitching comes with risk,” general...
Tags: Jed Hoyer , Chicago Cubs, Baseball, Albert Almora, Sports
Talking baseball while wondering if Johnny Oduya and his teammates could get out of bed today. 1. No big-leaguer has been more impressive this week than Ian Krol, the left-hander from Naperville who has given the Nationals another big weapon in the...
There is one benefit to losing 100-plus games. The Cubs will experience it Thursday night, and hopefully for a decade or more. They need to be like the Tigers, Rays and Nationals, who built perennial contenders on the backs of franchise players they...
ReutersThe Sports Xchange Cubs take Bryant with No. 2 overall pick While all the talk was about the Cubs taking a power pitcher, they instead went for a bat, and a prolific one at that, in the first round of the draft Thursday. After the Houston Astros took...
Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Theo Epstein, Sports, Jason McLeod
CINCINNATI — No one really is surprised the Cubs are where they are two months into the season, and it appears evident what's going to happen next. In Year 2 of the rebuild, the only questions remaining are who will be gone before August and how...
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...
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: Jed Hoyer , Geovany Soto, Baseball, Alfonso Soriano, Theo Epstein
1. Nationals (1): Look for the lineup to start clicking soon with Ian Desmond back in the lineup and Bryce Harper heating up. Jayson Werth has been a major contributor since he came off the disabled list. 2. Reds (2): Doubleheader on Saturday caused...
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...
Tags: Alfonso Soriano, Baseball, Theo Epstein, Vernon Wells, Felix Pie
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