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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...
The Cubs traded pitchers and one regular, so how did they almost get no-hit on Tuesday night? The Cubs still had their regular left-handed lineup available, the one they would’ve used at any other point in the season, so how did they almost get no-...
Tags: Sports, Reed Johnson, Theo Epstein, Wrigley Field, Albert Pujols
The Cubs have been one of the more benevolent organizations in professional sports when it comes to the treatment of departing employees over the last year. They fired former general manager Jim Hendry on July 22, 2011, but let him stay on the job...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles Dodgers, Theo Epstein, Jim Hendry , Wrigley Field
The more I read Theo Epstein’s alleged defense of Ryan Dempster’s killing the aborted Atlanta deal, the more I think the Cubs president comes back to blaming Dempster for the aborted Atlanta deal. Epstein, in fact, should've blamed Dempster....
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...
Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer seem to have a problem. A big problem. The Cubs’ top two baseball wonks appear to have developed a hole where their credibility and integrity used to be. Understand, credibility and integrity rank pretty high in a...
Cubs starter Matt Garza is out indefinitely with stress reaction in the back of his elbow, but no decision has been yet about the rest of his season. Obviously the season has 55 games remaining, so it would seem as though the Cubs would take the more...
Tags: Matt Garza, Baseball, Sports
SAN DIEGO — Cubs starter Matt Garza is out indefinitely with stress reaction in the back of his right elbow, and could miss the rest of the season. With only 54 games left after Monday, it would seem as though the Cubs would take the conservative...
When general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday that Matt Garza is expected to be back in a Cubs uniform in 2013, it temporarily ended speculation the Cubs would try to trade Garza this offseason. The Cubs waited too long this summer and watched Garza come up...
A five-error afternoon by the Cubs led to one of their worst performances of the season, and first baseman Anthony Rizzo said you can't blame it on the team's lack of experience. "I didn't think the game was that bad," Rizzo said. "We fought all game,...
Tags: Steve Clevenger, Jason McLeod, Groin, Sports, Anthony Rizzo
When Theo Epstein arrived from Boston, bringing Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod with him, most figured the Cubs' longtime scouting director, Tim Wilken, was about to be looking for a new job. That perception couldn't have been more wrong. Wilken, who built...
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