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  • RHP Miguel Socolovich claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs

    RHP Miguel Socolovich claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs
    Right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich has been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs. The Orioles had designated Socolovich for assignment Aug. 14, giving them 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on the 26-year-old Venezuelan. He was designated...
  • What is sports' most dysfunctional team?

    Boston drama never ends Paul Doyle Hartford Courant This one's not even close — the Red Sox are beyond dysfunctional. Once considered baseball's model franchise after winning two titles in four years, the Red Sox are a mess. The team...
  • How long will Red Sox stick with Valentine?

    Who's running asylum? Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun This is both a simple question and a complex one. If the Red Sox go in the tank like they did last September, it's hard to imagine Bobby Valentine lasting the season. But owners John Henry and Larry...
  • Manny says he's willing to leave Green Monster for Green Zone

     
    The Manny Ramirez business in Boston seems to be getting a little serious but I???m intrigued by Manny???s take on it. If you read Ramirez??? quotes what he is suggesting is the notion that the Red Sox are conjuring up......
  • Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring

     Pierce Johnson throws his cap in Cubs' ring
    KODAK, Tenn. — While the arrivals of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler have given Cubs fans hope the game plan finally is coming to fruition, Double-A right-hander Pierce Johnson and the rest of the top pitching prospects aren't assured of a seat at the...
  • Cubs don't gloat after rain-shortened win

    Cubs don't gloat after rain-shortened win
    The Chicago Cubs weren't gloating about a 2-0 victory that hurt the playoff hopes of the San Francisco Giants. That's because President Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer insisted they wanted to play all nine innings. A brief but convincing rain...
  • Starlin Castro wants to stay just where he is

    Starlin Castro wants to stay just where he is
    NEW YORK — Starlin Castro said he was unaware many Mets fans have targeted him as their shortstop of the future. But as far as Castro is concerned, he prefers to stay with the Cubs and at shortstop, where the organization is well-stocked with...
  • Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez

    Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez
    When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints. You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...
  • Cubs miss on Cole Hamels but show a will to spend

    Cubs miss on Cole Hamels but show a will to spend
    The Cubs knew they had little chance of making a deal for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels after putting in a waiver claim Wednesday. They obviously don't need Hamels this season, but considered it a long shot worth taking to have one of the game's best...
  • Cubs lose out on Hamels, acquire Turner

    Cubs lose out on Hamels, acquire Turner
    The Cubs' waiver claim for Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels didn't result in a trade on Friday, and the Phillies pulled Hamels back from waivers. A major league source said that Cubs took a longshot chance in making the claim for Hamels, feeling they...
  • Epstein: Kris Bryant will stay at Iowa

    Epstein: Kris Bryant will stay at Iowa
    The Cubs may have Javy Baez on board and are expected to bring Cuban slugger Jorge Soler up from Triple-A Iowa soon. But they're adamant about getting third baseman Kris Bryant a full season in the minors. Bryant is hitting .323 with 15 home runs...
  • Video: Cubs fans praise fake prospects

    Video: Cubs fans praise fake prospects
    It's well-established how tough being a Cubs fan can be. You give and give, and they never deliver. But still you hope and hope, praying the next batch of newcomers turns it all around. The Cubs have plenty of talent to excite the fan base, including...