| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON -- On the same night top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each hit home runs for Triple-A Iowa, the Chicago Cubs loaded up on more prospects.
That came at a cost of top pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, leaving a Cubs team...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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EditorsNote: Update 3: adds quotes and details A's acquire Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs
The Oakland A's acquired starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs in a multi-player trade that was finalized...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:53 PM
KODAK, Tenn. — Only one year into his professional career, Cubs prospect Kris Bryant leads the Southern League in home runs, RBIs, batting average, hits, runs, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, extra-base hits and total bases....
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Justin Ruggiano saw the latest phase of the Marlins' rebuilding program while spending the previous two seasons in Miami after 2,910 at-bats in the minors.
As frustrating as it was for Marlins players and fans to see veterans such...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 9:40 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Politicians roll into Iowa every four years to get a head start on their presidential campaigns.
Manny Ramirez, Iowa's newest resident, isn't running for anything. In fact he's seemingly running away from some things, trying...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney has gone about his business quietly and professionally, despite a reduced role this season.
"We know that he is a former Gold Glover. We know that he carries himself defensively on the field very well," manager Rick...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Welington Castillo has first-hand experience that being selected to the All-Star Futures Game will be a worthwhile moment for Cubs top prospects Kris Bryant and Javier Baez.
"It's a good experience for young guys," said Castillo, who played for the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:14 PM
MIAMI — Third baseman Kris Bryant caught the eye of several Cubs players in spring training, so they were among the least surprised Wednesday with his long-awaited promotion from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa, where he will join top prospect...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Groupthink compels us to believe the Cubs calling up minor leaguers Kris Bryant and Javier Baez or — gasp — signing ace Jeff Samardzija rather than trading him for more prospects would be as smart as bunting with two strikes.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:21 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday they had reached a four-year Player Development Contract extension with Double-A Tennessee.
The extension assures that the Cubs' Double-A affiliate will remain in Kodiak through the 2018 season,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Much ink and hot air have been spent clamoring for the Cubs’ future to become the Cubs’ present. Understandably, fans crave any hint of a young player who will stop this garbage. Pipe down, people. Wise up while you’re at it.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:33 PM
PITTSBURGH — There will be a day soon when the likes of Javier Baez and Kris Bryant receive overwhelming receptions at Wrigley Field the same as Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco received in his major league debut Tuesday night.