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51 min ago | Bleed Cubbie Blue

Cubs vs. Orioles Preview, Saturday 8/23, 1:20 CT

As was pointed out here the other day, the Cubs, since starting 2014 with a 13-27 mark through May 16, have been essentially a .500 team.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Cincinnati Reds, Kyle Hendricks, Bud Norris

1 hr ago | Rant Sports

Chicago Cubs: 5 Reasons Why the 2014 Season Went South

It's not like the Chicago Cubs were expected to be any good this season. Most wise Major League Baseball followers, and even smart Cubs fans, knew this was going to be another year of dismay in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's revolution, one that if successful will eventually lead the north-siders to heights not seen since airplane travel was a dream.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, James Russell, Jeff Samardzija, Dan Straily

1 hr ago | Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Cubs take on O's behind Kyle Hendricks

Aug 12, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks throws a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning at Wrigley Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Kyle Hendricks, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Chicago Cubs

Watkins among familiar faces on Cubs

Logan Watkins felt right at home at Wrigley Field, even though he was just called up from Triple-A Iowa.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Logan Watkins, Mike Olt, Jorge Soler, Matt Szczur, Anthony Rizzo

Chicago Cubs

Rizzo welcomes inspirational friend

A month ago, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo visited a cancer patient, Mike Kasallis, and promised the 22-year-old he would hit a home run for him.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo, Tsuyoshi Wada

Seattle Times

Angels’ Richards out for season with knee injury

One of the AL West leaders' top starters sustained a serious knee injury, tearing his left patellar tendon Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Tyler Skaggs, Baseball Players, Zac Rosscup, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander

Metsblog.com

Mets offered Niese to M's for Brad Miller

Last winter, the Mets offered Jon Niese to the Mariners for SS Brad Miller , baseball reporter Peter Gammons recently told MLB Network .

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Related Topix: Sports, Brad Miller

Chicago Cubs

Arrieta takes on former ballclub when O's visit Wrigley

Halfway through their six-game swing through Chicago, the Orioles are perfect. The second leg kicks off Friday as Baltimore heads to Wrigley Field to face the Cubs and a couple of familiar faces.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Jake Arrieta, Tsuyoshi Wada, Kevin Gausman, Chicago Cubs

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Posey helps Giants beat Cubs 5-3 in nightcap

Madison Bumgarner made sure the San Francisco Giants finished their long and strange series with Chicago Cubs on a winning note.

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Related Topix: Sports, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Ehire Adrianza, Brandon Belt, Buster Posey, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Thu Aug 21, 2014

New York Post

Mets to scout Cuban shortstop: sources

The Mets are paying attention to the market for Cuban defectors, but it remains unlikely a star of Yasiel Puig's magnitude will be arriving at Citi Field anytime soon.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ruben Tejada, Baseball Players, Yasiel Puig, Wilmer Flores

Chicago Cubs

Renteria plans to find time for Szczur

Manager Rick Renteria said on Tuesday that recent callup Matt Szczur is in the thick of a bench that has four capable outfielders but that the rookie will see his time.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Szczur, Baseball Players, Arismendy Alcantara

Daily Herald

Castro sidelined by family emergency

The Cubs could be without all-star shortstop Starlin Castro for several days because of what the Cubs termed a "family emergency."

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Related Topix: Sports, Logan Watkins

CBS Sports

MLB rumors

Molina still needs to progress to a likely minor-league rehab assignment, but barring setback he could be activated before the middle of September.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Yadier Molina, Carlos Beltran, Major League Baseball

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs

Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.

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Related Topix: Sports, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Travis Ishikawa, Buster Posey

Daily Herald

Peavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs

Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.

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Related Topix: Sports, Madison Bumgarner, Baseball Players, Travis Ishikawa, Buster Posey

New York Daily News

Baseball Insider: When it comes to would-be Mets-Cubs blockbuster...

The Cubs' visit to Queens last weekend provided a natural occasion to report, opine and speculate about possible trades with the Mets, because on a surface level, the teams fit: One franchise is rebuilding with bats, and needs pitching, while the other has an abundance of arms and needs hitters.

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Related Topix: Sports, Zack Wheeler

SFGate

Giants in Chicago to face Cubs - LIVE

San Francisco Top 5th - Angel Pagan doubled to left center. Runner on second with one out and Hunter Pence due up.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brandon Crawford, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Welington Castillo, Arismendy Alcantara, Adam Duvall

San Francisco Giants

Tarp troubles lead to long delay, shortened game

Their series opener was called after a four-hour, 34-minute delay in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with the Cubs getting a 2-0 win after four and a half innings of play.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, National League West, National League, Major League Baseball, Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

Chicago Sun-Times

Veteran mentor is high on Cubs' shopping list

By now, anybody who follows the Cubs has heard the front office's vow to aggressively pursue pitching over the next two winters to catch up to the quality of young Cubs hitters believed to be coming down the pipeline.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Curtis Granderson, Aramis Ramirez

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Rant Sports

New York Mets' Jenrry Mejia Needs to be Shut Down Before Further Injury

Now is the time for the New York Mets to shut down closer Jenrry Mejia , who is pitching with a hernia.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jenrry Mejia

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