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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,...
The Cubs bullpen blew its ninth save in 18 chances in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Cardinals, a recurring nightmare that only Kevin Gregg seems to have immunity from so far. Starter Carlos Villanueva was the victim of Wednesday's collapse, watching James...
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...
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...
When the Cubs announced in October they were moving in the brick wall behind home plate by 3 feet to add 56 prime seats, they never imagined the revenue-enhancing move could affect a ballgame. But catcher Steve Clevenger did. "If they move it in, it...
MIAMI – The Chicago Cubs closer question has been an ongoing debate since Carlos Marmol got off to such a bad start the opening series of the season in Pittsburgh. Kevin Gregg closed the last two nights against the Marlins, throwing perfect...
MIAMI — If the Cubs plan on climbing out of the hole they have dug for themselves in April, they're going to have to start this week with an eight-game stretch against the Marlins and Padres. Thursday's comeback win in the series opener was big in...
With little to cheer from the home team this season, fans at Marlins Park could at least celebrate the accomplishments of a nearby hometown hero Friday night. Former Douglas High standout Anthony Rizzo set the stage for the evening's postgame...
Paul, I’m sure this question is right up there with the towel drill back in the day but why does it seem like being competitive now and winning in a few years down the line have to mutually exclusive with the current regime? It costs a few million...
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Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired. Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans. Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
AP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Samardzija struck out nine in eight nearly flawless innings and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. The right-hander allowed just two hits and walked one as Chicago won on...
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter. If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
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