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  1. Cubs fire manager Dale Sveum

    Sep 30, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    Dale Sveum seemed to know he was a goner as soon as team president Theo Epstein declined to comment on whether he’d be back for the final season of his contract in 2014 and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Cubs have fired Sveum. Sveum lasted two years with the Cubs, going 61-101…

  2. 2013 leads the way in spectacularly bad offensive performances

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:01 PM EST

    B.J. Upton

    By OPS, the 2013 season boasts three of the six worst offensive seasons since 2000: .545 – Cesar Izturis (2010 Orioles) .559 – Alcides Escobar (2013 Royals) .562 – Nick Punto (2007 Twins) .564 – Neifi Perez (2002 Royals) .565 – Adeiny Hechavarria (2013 Marlins) .569 – Darwin Barney (2013 Cubs) .576 – Ramon Santiago…

  3. Cardinals shut out the Cubs 7-0 to clinch the NL Central

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:11 PM EST

    David Freese

    Though a formality at this point, the Cardinals officially clinched the NL Central tonight with a 7-0 blanking of the Cubs. The offense got to Cubs starter Travis Wood early, scoring three times on a two-run double by Yadier Molina and an RBI single by Jon Jay. Wood exited after the first, as the one…

  4. The slowest player in baseball

    Sep 25, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

    Billy Butler

    You know that dream where you are running and running but are not actually getting anywhere. I know people have all sorts of theories about this dream and what it means. Some say it indicates that you have too many things going in your life and can’t quite keep up. Some say it’s the body…

  5. Daniel Bard, now with the Cubs, might pitch winter ball

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

    Daniel Bard Getty

    After another miserable season that saw him get dropped by the Red Sox and claimed off waivers by the Cubs right-hander Daniel Bard told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that he’s considering pitching winter ball: There’s a good chance of it happening. We at least need the innings, just to have something going into…

  6. Dale Sveum says Anthony Rizzo’s season is “not as bad as everybody makes it out to be”

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    castro, rizzo getty

    Anthony Rizzo has been one of the most disappointing aspects of the Cubs’ season, as the 23-year-old first baseman has seen his OPS drop 60 points following a very promising first season in Chicago last year. He’s been particularly bad since June 1, hitting just .214 with 12 homers and a .692 OPS in 100…

  7. Cubs rally late, prevent the Braves from clinching the NL East for at least a little while

    Sep 21, 2013, 7:20 PM EST

    Travis Wood, Dioner Navarro

    The Braves entered the day with a magic number of one to clinch the NL East and eliminate the Washington Nationals from division title contention. If they could overcome Cubs starter Travis Wood, they could bust out the bubbly at Wrigley, but the Cubs had other ideas. Wood surrendered a run in the fourth on…

  8. The Cubs will not release Kevin Gregg

    Sep 21, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    Kevin Gregg Getty

    Word came down yesterday that the Cubs were considering releasing Kevin Gregg after he voiced his displeasure to the media about being removed from the closer role. However, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that he will remain with the club after Cubs president Theo Epstein accepted his apology this morning. It appears that…

  9. Theo Epstein is considering releasing Kevin Gregg

    Sep 20, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    gregg getty

    Cubs closer Kevin Gregg went on a tirade in front of the media following this afternoon’s loss at the hands of the Braves at Wrigley Field. Gregg entered the top of the ninth to protect a 5-5 tie, but surrendered four runs in the inning en route to a 9-5 loss. After the game, he…

  10. Braves score four times in ninth to lower magic number to 1

    Sep 20, 2013, 6:03 PM EST

    Atlanta Braves' Brian McCann celebrates hitting a RBI single while playing the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Chicago

    The Braves busted open a 5-5 game with four runs in the ninth to beat the Cubs 9-5 on Friday and clinch at least a tie in the NL East with the Nationals scheduled to play later tonight. All four runs in the ninth came after Freddie Freeman was intentionally walked by Kevin Gregg to…

  11. Welington Castillo needs knee surgery

    Sep 20, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    Cubs catcher Welington Castillo needs surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his right knee and is done for the season. Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports that Castillo’s recovery timetable is expected to be 4-6 weeks, so he’ll have plenty of time to get fully healthy for spring training. It’s a rough end to…

  12. Dale Sveum on job status: “They’re the bosses and they make those decisions and evaluate”

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    I wrote yesterday about how Cubs president Theo Epstein refuses to say that manager Dale Sveum will definitely be back next season despite being under contract. So what does Sveum think of his uncertain job status? When asked about Epstein’s various quotes leaving things up in the air, Sveum told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago…

  13. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  14. Justin Morneau’s first RBI as a Pirate proves to be the difference in win over the Cubs

    Sep 15, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Justin Morneau

    It took 14 games and 50 trips to the plate, but first baseman Justin Morneau finally got his first RBI as a member of the Pirates this afternoon. His one-out, eighth-inning single to left drove in Andrew McCutchen to put the Buccos up 3-2. Morneau has yet to homer with his new club, and he…

  15. Pirates hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, including an inside-the-park homer, against Cubs

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    Russell Martin

    The Pirates pulled another trick out of the bag tonight, hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs to erase a 3-0 deficit against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. After Andrew McCutchen and Justin Morneau made two quick outs to start off the bottom of the fourth, Pedro Alvarez hit an inside-the-park home run to right-center. Russell Martin then cranked…

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 11, 2013, 7:01 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Red Sox 2, Rays 0: Welcome back Clay Buchholz. It’s like you never left. Or at least the early-season version of you never left. Five shutout innings with six strikeouts before making way for a bullpen that was just as stingy. The Red Sox lead in the East is 8.5 games. Padres 8, Phillies 2:…

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:58 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 1: Three bombs for Juan Uribe and four driven in. What a season for the guy who, in his first two years in Dodger blue, looked lost and, frankly, over. This year he’s hitting .279/.334/.476, is playing excellent defense at third and who has been, by all accounts, a great guy in…

  18. Eric Hosmer is quietly having a really good year at age 23

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Kansas City Royals

    Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer had a very nice rookie season as a 21-year-old in 2011, but then dropped off significantly last year and continued to struggle early on this season. There were even jokes made when Team USA chose the former No. 3 overall pick to replace Mark Teixeira in the World Baseball Classic…

  19. Scott Baker tosses five shutout innings in first start since 2011

    Sep 9, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Scott Baker

    Cubs right-hander Scott Baker was terrible while rehabbing from Tommy John elbow surgery in the minors, posting a 5.46 ERA in eight starts along with reports of mid-80s velocity, yet yesterday in his first MLB start since 2011 he tossed five shutout innings against the Brewers. Baker obviously hasn’t provided the type of return the…

  20. Scott Baker will make his Cubs debut as a starter Sunday

    Sep 6, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    scott baker getty

    After initially saying they planned to use him as a reliever the Cubs have switched course and will give Scott Baker a start Sunday against the Brewers. It’ll be Baker’s first game action in the majors since 2011, as he missed all of last season and nearly all of this season following Tommy John elbow…

  21. Cubs have no plans to use Scott Baker in the rotation

    Sep 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Scott Baker Getty

    When the Cubs signed Scott Baker to a one-year, $5.5 million contract they were hoping he’d return from Tommy John elbow surgery at some point during the first half and resume being a solid mid-rotation starter like he was for years with the Twins. Instead he experienced multiple setbacks in his recovery and is just…

  22. Zack Greinke becomes first pitcher with two stolen bases in a season since 2007

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…

  23. With a triple into the Wrigley Field ivy, Chase Utley turned one ball into two

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

    Chase Utley

    Here’s something you don’t see every day. The Phillies trailed the Cubs 5-1 in the top of the sixth inning, but were threatening with runners on first and second and Chase Utley at the dish against starter Jeff Samardzija. Utley laced a line drive into right-center, scoring both runners on a triple. That wasn’t the…

  24. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

    1995 World Series

    Braves 2, Indians 0: Tom Glavine with eight shutout innings and David Justice with a big homer. Wait, sorry. Having flashbacks. The real amazing thing here is that if you would have told me before the season that the Braves would have a game in late August where Elliot Johnson got a start and tripled…

  25. Nationals trade just-acquired David DeJesus to Rays

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:18 PM EST

    David DeJesus Getty

    All that speculation about how the Nationals didn’t necessarily even want David DeJesus when they claimed him off waivers and then acquired him from the Cubs last week? Looks pretty spot, as they’ve now traded him to the Rays. That means DeJesus’ stint with Washington lasted all of three games and four plate appearances, which…

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