Nationals Trade Rumors: Does Ryan Zimmerman's "pretty substantial" hamstring strain change things?
With the news that Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring strain is "pretty substantial" will the Washington Nationals look for some infield help at the major league level at the Trade Deadline? Will they add a reliever? Bench bat? Before the Washington Nationals learned about the severity of Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring injury there was chatter about the NL ... (more)
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Padres overcome Valbuena's 3-run HR, beat Cubs
Cubs reliever James Russell pitches against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning Wednesday at Wrigley Field.
Levine: Barney Never Regained 2011, '12 Form
Only two players from the 2010 Cubs remain on the current squad after it was announced Tuesday that Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Levine: Scouts In Abundance As Padres And Cubs Play At Wrigley
As Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer prepares for a torrid eight days of trade talks, baseball's best and brightest descended on Wrigley Field.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Haugh: White Sox should follow Cubs' lead at trade deadline
Before we resume our annual obsession with all things Bears, Chicago must acknowledge how surprisingly sturdy the bridge was that connected the stretch of baseball between the end of the Blackhawks and the beginning of Bourbonnais.
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Tradeable Cubs: James Russell and Wesley Wright
James Russell and Wesley Wright represent a shift in this series, away from everyday players with some impact ability to bit parts that contenders nonetheless seek as they fill out their rosters with an eye on October.
MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand After the All-Star Break
The second half of the 2014 MLB season kicked off on Friday, with all 30 teams back in action following the All-Star break.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Return of the Dbacks
On a day filled with Star Wars Theme Music, Bad Photoshop Jobs, and Lightsabers the Dbacks pull a 3-2 winner against the Chicago Cubs .
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Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2: Rule 7.04 (c) Hurts The Cubs
"A long time ago in a ballpark far, far away..." Well, it wasn't so long ago, it was just Sunday afternoon.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Cubs await word of more trade activity
A large group of scouts already had filled two tables in the dining room at Chase Field when four more walked through the door about an hour before the Cubs' game Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Prospects Arismendy Alcantara and Kyle Hendricks are...
Looking for reasons to pay attention to the Cubs the rest of the season ? But while the future isn't exactly now for the Cubs, it might be just close enough that the roster shape-shifting over the last 2A1 2 months could be worth watching - if not for answers to the timeline in Chicago, then at least for watching rookies and previewing prospects.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Diamondbacks rally on Cubs, end post-All-Star drought: By The Numbers
School: ASU Started with Bonneville Phoenix: June 2013 Moved to Arizona: Summer of '93 -- right after Suns' run to the Finals Favorite sports memory: Staying up late to watch Jake Plummer and ASU shut out top-ranked Nebraska in '96 Favorite all-time athletes: Ben Wallace, Wayman Tisdale, Pat Tillman Favorite sports movies: Field of Dreams, White ... (more)
Recap: Arizona vs. Chicago Cubs
Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead RBI single as part of a three-run sixth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks topped the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, in the opener of a three-game set.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Cubs' Chris Bosio embraces the challenge of a staff in flux
"He's a guy with knowledge who will teach the young guys about different situations they'll come across in a game,'' Cubs reliever James Russell said.
Cubs pitchers face huge challenge in 2nd half
It took a respectable pitching performance from rookie Kyle Hendricks to help the Cubs snap a season-high six-game losing streak July 10 and begin to eliminate lingering theories about the skid being linked to the trade of starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A's.
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5 Things To Watch For In The Cubs Second Half
It's still a day and a half before Cubs baseball returns for the second half , so I thought I'd put together a short list of a few things that we can all watch for once the season resumes for the Cubs against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday night in Phoenix.
The Forgotten Southpaw
March 3, 2013; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters throws a pitch during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at ESPN Disney Wide World of Sports complex, Champion Stadium.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Cincinnati Reds: 2 Holes Reds Must Address at the Deadline
The Cincinnati Reds have reached the All-Star break as legitimate contenders, and with the 2014 MLB trade deadline only a couple of weeks away, the team has to address a few weaknesses on its roster.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Halfway Home - Some Observations
Jul 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton hits an RBI single during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
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Braves 10, Cubs 7: 'A Day Late And A Dollar Short'
Arismendy Alcantara rounds third base after hitting his first big-league homer - Jonathan Daniel In honor of the Cubs ' 1960s throwback weekend, the headline to the recap of the Cubs' 10-7 loss to the Braves is one of Jack Brickhouse's favorite on-air phrases, used when the team needed to dig itself out of a deep game deficit.