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NEW YORK -- The Cubs last week drafted third baseman Kris Bryant with the No. 2 overall pick instead of right-handed starter Jonathan Gray despite a lack of starting pitching in their system. “Any kind of pitching comes with risk,” general...
Before the season, President Theo Epstein said Cubs fans shouldn't just look at the team's record as a true measure of their success. "There should be two areas of focus," he said. "One is the big league team. Do we succeed or fail? And one is on the...
The easiest thing for the Cubs to do would have been to let the Astros make their pick for them. But it's a disappointing night at the theater when easy stands in for best, and President Theo Epstein's stable of scouts doesn't work 20-hour days to go...
There is one benefit to losing 100-plus games. The Cubs will experience it Thursday night, and hopefully for a decade or more. They need to be like the Tigers, Rays and Nationals, who built perennial contenders on the backs of franchise players they...
Tags: Detroit Tigers, Adderall (drug), Piracy, Mark Appel, Jed Hoyer
The Miami HeraldMIAMI Thursday's first round of Major League Baseball's annual draft confirmed what scouts have been quietly saying for months this is a relatively bad year for high-end South Florida talent. For the first time since 2003, no players from Miami-Dade or...
WHITE SOX NO. 1 PICKS YR, PLAYER, POS, NO., QUICK HIT 2012: Courtney Hawkins, OF, 13, Batting .189 at Winston-Salem (A). 2011: No pick 2010: Chris Sale, LHP, 13, Called up Aug. 6. 26-14, 2.80 since. 2009: Jared Mitchell, CF, 23, Has hit .229...
ReutersThe Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH The Cubs aren't tipping their hand when it comes to this week's draft. After taking center fielder Albert Almora with their top pick last year, the Cubs took pitchers with their next...
— Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is off to a poor start but remains one of the more interesting potential free agents. Cubs President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer know Ellsbury well from their days in Boston and are aware...
CINCINNATI — No one really is surprised the Cubs are where they are two months into the season, and it appears evident what's going to happen next. In Year 2 of the rebuild, the only questions remaining are who will be gone before August and how...
Talking baseball while hoping the Bulls can avoid leaking talent in the off-season. The White Sox have a new rallying cry, and it’s silly. Hey, we’re 17-21, look at us now! That was the talk coming out of the clubhouse and the broadcast...
With the White Sox back to .500, maybe they can salvage our summer. The spring has been a bust, and never has there been a City Series matchup generating so little enthusiasm in Chicago. But there is some good news for the baseball wise. That's this:...
PITTSBURGH — No, you couldn't have gone ice fishing Wednesday in Pittsburgh. That season has come and gone. It's time for baseball, even if it didn't seem like it at PNC Park, along the banks of the Allegheny River. After a pitch shattered his...
Tags: Andrew McCutchen, Dave Sappelt, Dale Sveum, Schools, Piracy
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