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  1. Video: Pirates lose in the 12th after Gregory Polanco stumbles in the outfield

    May 15, 2015, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Gregory Polanco did not look graceful on a misplay in right field, which let the Cubs walk off 11-10 winners on Friday afternoon.

  2. So, Jon Lester might have a problem with pickoff throws

    Apr 13, 2015, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Prior to tonight, new Cubs left-hander Jon Lester hadn’t made a pickoff throw to first base since April 30, 2013. Now we know why.

  3. Opening Night lineups: Cardinals vs. Cubs

    Apr 5, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT

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    The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. First pitch at Wrigley Field is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.

  4. 2015 Preview: Chicago Cubs

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Are they ready to contend?

  5. VIDEO: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits two more home runs

    Mar 12, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Dare I say that Bryant looks…ready?

  6. Cubs fans: Wait ’til next year? “Screw it, it’s our year.”

    Mar 11, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Cubs fans are optimistic. Not all of them cautiously so.

  7. Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant go back to back to back in Cactus League game

    Mar 10, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Soler and Bryant are both 23 years old and Baez is 22. It’s an exciting time to be a Cubs fan.

  8. Two points of spring training optimism, one point of spring training pessimism

    Mar 10, 2015, 5:35 PM EDT

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    In spring training, everything good is wonderful, everything bad is terrible.

  9. The Cubs have hired Manny Ramirez as a hitting consultant

    Feb 24, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Last year’s experiment in which Ramirez was a player/coach for the Cubs’ Triple-A team was a success. Now it’s a real job.

  10. What the Jon Lester signing means for him, the Cubs and the Red Sox

    Dec 10, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

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    The Cubs got better. The Red Sox’ job just got harder. Jon Lester got paid. Now what happens?

  11. Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada to hold a showcase

    Nov 2, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada will hold a showcase for representatives from all 30 MLB teams on November 12.

  12. Previewing tonight’s Fall Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 1, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

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    The game, which will begin at 8 p.m. ET, will be shown on MLB Network and can be streamed live on MLB.com.

  13. Theo Epstein: “Our goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central”

    Oct 11, 2014, 7:26 PM EDT

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    Theo Epstein has his eyes on an NL Central title in 2015. It’s a realistic aspiration.

  14. Manny Ramirez, Cubs assistant hitting coach?

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    It’s not as crazy as it may seem.

  15. Cubs officially announce signing of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler

    Jun 30, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

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    We learned earlier this month that the Cubs agreed to sign Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to a nine-year, $30 million contract. The deal was made official today, just two days before the new international spending cap goes into effect. According to CSNChicago.com, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said this afternoon that Soler will occupy a…

  16. Cubs designate Randy Wells for assignment

    Jun 27, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    In a move which should come as no surprise, the Cubs announced this morning that they have designated Randy Wells for assignment. Wells failed to make it out of the fourth inning last night against the Mets. The 29-year-old right-hander gave up three runs and issued four walks, including one to opposing pitcher Dillon Gee,…

  17. Cuban outfielder Yasel Puig defects, goes to Mexico in search of free agency

    Jun 19, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT

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    Already this year Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler have landed $36 million and $30 million contracts after defecting from Cuba and another highly touted player is hoping to follow in their footsteps. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that 21-year-old outfielder Yasel Puig defected from Cuba and “is in the process of establishing residency in Mexico.”…

  18. The Cubs have landed Jorge Soler

    Jun 11, 2012, 2:27 PM EDT

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that the Cubs have signed Cuban defector Jorge Soler: I hear the #Cubs won out for Jorge Soler. #Yankees tried, but didn’t get him. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) June 11, 2012 Ken Rosenthal confirms. Jon Heyman reports that the deal is for nine years and $30…

  19. The Dodgers are out on Jorge Soler

    Jun 11, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Cubs got him. 12:31 PM: The Jorge Soler derby is entering the home stretch and one horse has dropped out: the Dodgers. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that L.A. is out of the bidding. That leaves the Cubs and Yankees as the front runners. Today Jon Heyman said the Blue Jays were “said”…

  20. Report: Jorge Soler to sign with an organization by Monday

    Jun 10, 2012, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Mike Puma and George King III of the New York Post pass along this big-time update on the status of a particular unsigned Cuban defector: According to an industry source, free agent outfielder Jorge Soler is expected to agree on a four-year deal before tomorrow. Meaning negotiations are currently underway. The Cubs, Yankees, Dodgers and Braves…

  21. Cubs, Yankees, Braves and Dodgers bidding on Jorge Soler

    Jun 8, 2012, 4:42 PM EDT

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    Buster Olney reports that the first round of bidding on Cuban free agent Jorge Soler are in — his agent wanted bids by yesterday — and that the Cubs, Yankees, Braves and Dodgers have been the most aggressive. The Cubs are not surprising given that they’ve been whispered about having strong interest in Soler and, in…

  22. Cuban free agent Jorge Soler wants all bids by Thursday

    Jun 4, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Now that Cuban defector Jorge Soler has finally been declared a free agent his representatives have asked all interested teams to submit bids by this Thursday, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. Levine reports that the price for Soler is expected to exceed $25 million and timing the bidding war for him during the…

  23. Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is officially a free agent

    Jun 2, 2012, 11:56 AM EDT

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    Let the bidding begin. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler is now officially a free agent and can sign with any team. We haven’t heard much on Soler over the past couple of months, as he has been waiting to be cleared by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets…

  24. Cubs GM denies having agreement with Jorge Soler, calls rumors “completely bogus”

    Mar 21, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

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    It’s been six weeks since Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Cubs were going to sign Cuban defector Jorge Soler, yet the 19-year-old outfielder remains unsigned and still hasn’t even officially been granted free agent status. And today Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer told Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com not to believe…

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