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A pair of audits shows the Chicago Cubs' Class A affiliate in Peoria is losing hundreds of thousands of dollars a season. One audit raises questions about the long-term ability of the team to continue.
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The Chicago Cubs today announced their minor league managers and coaching staffs for the 2012 season, which includes Dave Bialas taking over at Triple-A Iowa and Buddy Bailey moving from Single-A Daytona to Double-A Tennessee.
Here’s a look at the Cubs minor league coaching staffs. Managers/staff returning to the organization but assigned to new positions next year are listed...
The Cubs are attempting to deal "most of their valuable assets" before Spring Training begins and "a complete overhaul of the team will definitely happen," two Major League sources tell David Kaplan of CSN Chicago. The impending Sean Marshall-for-Travis Wood trade is the first step in this process, as the Cubs are acquiring a young, controllable, 24-year-old...
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade reliever Sean Marshall to the Cincinnati Reds for lefthander Travis Wood and two minor leaguers.
The left-handed Marshall has been a workhouse for the Cubs the past two season, making 158 appearances.
The 29-year-old Marshall was 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA in 78 appearances last season. He has a career 32-40 record in six seasons with Chicago.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs and outfielder Reed Johnson are closing in on a one-year contract. The person, who spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not finalized, confirmed reports by several media outlets that Johnson will be signed pending a physical.
In addition to acquiring left-handed reliever Sean Marshall in a trade with the Cubs on Friday, the Reds claimed right-handed reliever Josh Judy off waivers from the Indians.
A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Cubs and outfielder Reed Johnson are closing in on a one-year contract.
The Cubs will have new managers at five of their eight Minor League affiliates, including Triple-A Iowa, where Dave Bialas takes the helm after 10 seasons as the organization's Minor League field coordinator.
The Cincinnati Reds have acquired left-handed pitcher Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for left-handed pitcher Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and infielder Ronald Torreyes, the team announced today.
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At one point, Cubs president Theo Epstein said Sean Marshall ‘‘might be the most valuable left-handed reliever in all of baseball.’’ After trading him to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday for unproven young starter Travis Wood and two prospects, Epstein called the deal ‘‘the type of move that...
They weren’t factors in the bidding for Japanese pitching star Yu Darvish and aren’t serious players in the Prince Fielder sweepstakes. But the Cubs are quietly having a busy week, bringing back one of their .300 hitters, adding a former batting champ to the organization and getting close to trading...
The Chicago Cubs will get minor leaguers Dave Sappelt and Ronald Torreyes in the deal that sends Sean Marshall to the Reds for Travis Wood, a team sou...