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The Cubs may be lacking in overall talent, but they aren't lacking in confidence. The stabilization of the closer's role since Kevin Gregg took over, the continued dominance of the starters and the recent improvement of the offense has the players...
The Cubs have made great use of the concept of "core" players, as their repeated statements that Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro are part of their core indicate. But when the core players finally meld into the contending unit the Cubs' brass believes...
St. Louis Post-DispatchWhile complimenting teammate Lance Lynn's run of 10 consecutive wins, the longest active streak of its type in the majors, Cardinals veteran Jake Westbrook recently described how "a lot of things have to go right" for a pitcher to win like that. Lynn...
Carlos Marmol isn't the only struggling pitcher in the Cubs' bullpen. Setup man Shawn Camp has an earned-run average of 8.03 after giving up two runs in the seventh inning of Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Reds. "A lot of balls find holes and you get deep...
All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: First meeting. Rockies 4-2 in 2012. Monday: 7:05 p.m., WCIU-Ch. 26. RH Juan Nicasio (3-0, 4.72) vs. LH Travis Wood (3-2, 2.33). Tuesday: 7:05 p.m., CSN. LH Jeff Francis (1-3, 6.90) vs. RH Carlos Villanueva...
The 121-year-old Cubs-Cardinals rivalry probably peaked 10 years ago, when Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa shouted obscenities at one another from their dugouts. That was back when there was some real hatred between the teams, with beanball wars in...
Tags: Baseball, Matt Holliday, Tony La Russa, Dusty Baker, Sports
Keith Law, baseball's most visible draft expect, says the Cubs will jump on Stanford senior Mark Appel with the second overall pick in baseball's June draft if the Astros don't take him first. He made that comment during a telecast of Stanford's 5-3...
The Palm Beach PostThe window panes above left field at Marlins Park were open Saturday night. And when the ball shot off Giancarlo Stanton's bat, it looked for a moment like it might sail forever into the Miami skyline. The Marlins dropped their third straight to the...
MIAMI — Believe it or not, Carlos Marmol said he's still having fun. "Of course I am," he said. "Always." Marmol had a rough start for the Cubs, being removed from his closer's role after six games, getting booed on the opening homestand and not...
Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Anthony Rizzo, Matt Garza, Sports, Baseball
MIAMI — Cubs President Theo Epstein said upon hiring Dale Sveum in 2011 that management would not interfere with his game-day managing. After a report on Friday that Marlins bosses instructed manager Mike Redmond on the order of his rotation in...
Tags: Matt Garza, Baseball, Jed Hoyer , Theo Epstein, Sports
MIAMI — The Cubs have a prolonged stretch of games at Wrigley Field coming up, with 16 of their next 19 at home. With the weather warming up, the number of no-shows should decrease from the first homestand, and the Cubs have a chance to climb back...
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...
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