Chicago Cubs News and Rumors

  • Deadline roundup: Deals taking shape

    Deadline roundup: Deals taking shape

    MLB.com Updated 5 hours ago
    Wednesday's day-before-the-Deadline fireworks included Justin Masterson being traded by the Indians to the Cardinals for outfielder James Ramsey, the Cubs getting left-hander Felix Doubront for a player to be named later and the Dodgers officially getti…
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  • Trade talk links Bonifacio to multiple teams

    Trade talk links Bonifacio to multiple teams

    MLB.com 18 hours ago
    Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer hinted on Tuesday that the team may move some of the players who will be free agents after this season, and that list includes Emilio Bonifacio.
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  • Cubs add Doubront in deal with Red Sox

    Cubs add Doubront in deal with Red Sox

    MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com 24 hours ago
    The Cubs made an addition to the pitching corps on Wednesday, acquiring Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named, and hoping the left-hander benefits from a change of scenery.
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  • Cubs Catcher Is Winning Pitcher, Scores Winning Run In 16-Innin…

    Cubs Catcher Is Winning Pitcher, Scores Winning Run In 16-Inning Game

    deadspin.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    I do not envy the hardy fans who watched all 6:27 of the game between the 43-63 Rockies and the 44-61 Cubs, including 12 straight scoreless innings. But those who did stick it out saw something rare: Chicago catcher John Baker pitched a scoreless top of…
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  • Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings with catcher John Baker pitchin…

    Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings with catcher John Baker pitching

    yahoo.com ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Catcher John Baker performed as a pitcher and a history maker Tuesday night for the Chicago Cubs. Baker, usually the team's backup behind home plate, was pressed into pitching duties in the 16th inning because the Cubs otherwise had run short of arms. H…
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  • Blackmon steals Castillo's thunder -- twice

    Blackmon steals Castillo's thunder -- twice

    MLB.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Charlie Blackmon made two diving catches that together robbed Welington Castillo of three RBIs, and stole from the Cubs runs that could have shortened a game at Wrigley Field that went well into the night and into the wee hours of the morning.
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  • Wada earns 1st win as Cubs beat Rockies

    Wada earns 1st win as Cubs beat Rockies

    ESPN.com MLB.com nytimes.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win with seven strong innings in the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
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  • Overturned call upholds Rockies' head's-up play

    Overturned call upholds Rockies' head's-up play

    MLB.com Jul 29 (3 days ago)
    The Rockies fell to the Cubs, 4-1, on Monday and ended the night with the National League's worst record, but they made several stellar defensive plays -- one of which counted after a call was overturned via replay.
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  • Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

    Roundup: Loney Helps Rays Defeat the Brewers

    nytimes.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
    Ervin Santana kept the Padres off balance with his slider, and Evan Gattis gave him the support he needed with a homer in the seventh as the Braves won their third in a row.
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  • Dodgers land 2B Barney in deal with Cubs

    Dodgers land 2B Barney in deal with Cubs

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
    The Chicago Cubs have traded second baseman Darwin Barney and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.
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  • Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

    Despite great heights, Maddux true to roots

    MLB.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    Greg Maddux surprised many when he decided that the hat on his Hall of Fame plaque would not include a team logo. But those folks who simply assumed that he would be inducted as a Brave were ignoring the genuine appreciation and love he has always had f…
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  • Cards' Wainwright gets majors-best 13th win

    Cards' Wainwright gets majors-best 13th win

    ESPN.com nytimes.com MLB.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
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  • Pierzynski debuts with 3 hits to lead Cards

    Pierzynski debuts with 3 hits to lead Cards

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jul 26 (5 days ago)
    Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid.
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  • Adams' four RBIs fuel Cards past Cubs

    Adams' four RBIs fuel Cards past Cubs

    MLB.com Jul 26 (5 days ago)
    The Cardinals squandered an early lead but bounced back with four runs in the seventh to snap their four-game skid in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Matt Adams drove in four runs, and newly acquired catcher A.J. Pierzynski went 3-for…
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  • Video - The GM's Office: Theo Epstein 07:07

    The GM's Office: Theo Epstein

    Jul 29
    Cubs general manager Theo Epstein stops by the GM's Office to talk about the team's blockbuster trade with the Athletics, what other trades the Cubs have in mind by the trade deadline and when the team will be ready for contention.
  • Video - Cubs Walk Off In 16th 00:50

    Cubs Walk Off In 16th

    Jul 29
    Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly in the 16th lifted the Cubs to a 4-3 win over the Rockies.
  • Video - Cardinals Slip By Cubs 00:35

    Cardinals Slip By Cubs

    Jul 27
    Matt Holliday's home run in the first inning was the game's only offense as the Cardinals defeated the Cubs 1-0.
  • Video - Web Gems 00:59

    Web Gems

    Jul 26
    Can Chris Coghlan's diving catch top Andrelton Simmons fielding the ball and stretching backwards to tag the bag?

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    Jul 31
    Marcedes Lewis will likely be catching passes from Chad Henne, not Blake Bortles, this fall. (Bob Mack/AP/The Florida Times-Union) I’m at EverBank Field, home of the Jaguars. It’s yet another team practice and training and showering and dressing at its …
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  • Minnesota Timberwolves talking Kevin Love trade only with Cleveland Cavali…

    Jul 30
    The Minnesota Timberwolves were engaged in serious Kevin Love trade talks with no teams other than the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, adding to the growing belief around the NBA that Love teaming up with LeBron James is inevitable, according to sourc…
  • Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

    Jul 30
    Ra’Shede Hageman (in white) is part of a rebuilt defensive line that must generate a pass rush. (Brynn Anderson/AP) I’m in Flowery Branch, Ga., the permanent training home of the Falcons, for a steamy afternoon practice, the second padded practice of th…