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ST. LOUIS — Matt Garza felt much better Sunday morning after suffering from triceps cramping and being forced to leave Saturday's game. Garza said it was unrelated to the bone contusion injury he had near his elbow that sidelined him in May and...
Tags: Baseball, Sports, Jeff Beliveau, Chicago Cubs, Travis Wood
PITTSBURGH — With Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza, Geovany Soto and several other players being shopped and six days to go before the trade deadline, it would figure manager Dale Sveum is on the phone with Cubs' brass constantly. But Sveum said Wednesday...
The Cubs are not a better team today without Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto. They would be even worse without Matt Garza, and that still might happen by the Aug. 30 waiver deadline. Either way, though, the Cubs organization is...
Tags: Jed Hoyer , Geovany Soto, Baseball, Ryan Dempster, Sports
ATLANTA — After finishing the first half of their schedule with a 31-50 record following Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Braves, the Cubs look forward to making improvements over the final 81 games. So what are their goals for the second half?...
Tom Ricketts needs to do something. Even in hiding from everyone except one reporter he believed he could use, Ricketts needs to order something done. A trade. Yeah, that’s it. Ricketts needs to trade someone. Maybe he’ll trade Matt Garza...
Tags: Sports, Carlos Zambrano, Rahm Emanuel, Baseball, Kerry Wood
PITTSBURGH — It was five years ago this week that an exasperated Lou Piniella announced he had seen enough of his underachieving Cubs' lineup. "Maybe we'll draw the darn thing out of a hat," the Cubs' manager fumed after a four-game losing streak...
Did somebody get to Dale Sveum? Specifically, did somebody in Cubs management tell the manager to stand down after his comments about threatening to bench Starlin Castro because of exasperating mental mistakes in San Francisco? Reading comments out of...
Tags: Jim Leyland, Baseball, Robin Yount, Sports, Dale Sveum
Contact a Hollywood agent, quick. It's time for someone to do the miniseries "Trading Sori: Inside the Cubs' Quest for the Holy Grail.'' The conversations about the Alfonso Soriano situation that have taken place recently and will take place for who...
I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
Tags: Baseball, Sports, Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs, Darwin Barney
Now that the Cubs have been mathematically eliminated from 2012 and 2013 postseason contention, how bare do you see Theo Epstein stripping the Cubs? Is he going to trade everything of value (Matt Garza, Geovany Soto), pay large chunks of salary (Alfonso...
Bobby Valentine has managed in the World Series and won a championship in Japan but he never has taken a major league team to a division title in 15 seasons as a manager. It's not likely to happen this year either. A year after widespread indifference...
En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
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