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  • Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    What's the Cubs' situation with Tsuyoshi Wada? Do we have his rights for the next few years since he's a "rookie”? Obviously his only detriment is his age, but even so he can be a nice bridge at the end of the rotation until C.J. Edwards, Corey...
  • Cubs' Albert Almora adjusting step by step

     Cubs' Albert Almora adjusting step by step
    KODAK, TENN — The last of the original "Core Four" prospects to make it through the Cubs' system is likely to be center fielder Albert Almora, the initial first-round draft pick of the new regime in 2012. By the time Almora makes it —...
  • Cubs downplay hype, Javier Baez hits game-winner

     Cubs downplay hype, Javier Baez hits game-winner
    DENVER — Before Javier Baez's game-winning home run in his first game in the majors Tuesday night at Coors Field, the Cubs tried their best to persuade the media not to overhype the event. Manager Rick Renteria said the reporters were "more...
  • C.J. Edwards confident of a strong return

    C.J. Edwards confident of a strong return
    MESA, Ariz. — C.J. Edwards was scared for one of the few times in his successful career. One month after pitching in his first major league exhibition game and embarking on a successful start at Double-A Tennessee, the Cubs' top pitching...
  • All eyes on Cubs' Samardzija

    All eyes on Cubs' Samardzija
    MIAMI -- Before a major league scout left the press dining room Monday night at Marlins Park, he looked at two tables occupied by representatives from other clubs. "I think I'm the only guy here not to watch (Jeff) Samardzija," the scout joked. The...
  • Cubs president virtually rules out Kris Bryant for 2014

    Cubs president virtually rules out Kris Bryant for 2014
    A refrain that is all too familiar to Cubs fans: "Wait till next year," also will apply to top slugging prospect Kris Bryant, who hit 22 home runs at Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa and hitting another home run in his debut...
  • Cubs positioned for more deals

    Cubs positioned for more deals
    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...
  • Kris Bryant's career off and running

     Kris Bryant's career off and running
    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....
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • Missouri State's Pierce Johnson signs with Cubs

    Missouri State's Pierce Johnson signs with Cubs
    SPRINGFIELD, MO - Former Missouri State pitcher Pierce Johnson officially signed with the Chicago Cubs Monday afternoon.  The 6'3" 21-year old was selected 43rd overall in last weeks MLB amateur draft. "I wanted to get out and play," said Johnson. ...