Posted July 20, 2012 on
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The Chicago Cubs could be in store for big changes. Actually, they've made one lately.
They're winning - and in a big way.
With 14 victories in 19 games after beating the Miami Marlins on Thursday, the Cubs are on a major roll after taking a beating most of the season.
They are fifth in the NL Central and miles away from contention at 38-53, but they can at least feel good about the way they've played of late. Even if this recent run is nothing more than an aberration, it's a welcome one for a team that still has one of the worst records in the majors.
''It's something we knew that was there,'' All-Star Bryan LaHair said. ''We had some good pieces to win.''
It's something they haven't done enough of this season - or the past few, for that matter. They are in the early stages of an overhaul with new president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer in charge, and they have spent much of the yea...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ryan Dempster, slated to pitch tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals, might be the first big name pitcher to be dealt at the trade deadline.
Ryan Dempster and Will Ferrell
At age 35 Dempster is having a career season for the scuffling Cubs. He is 5-3 with a 1.86 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 75 K’s in 92 innings pitched. He also has one DL stint under his belt.
Despite a swirling rumor mill, Chicago Cubs ace Ryan Dempster made his start Friday night in a 4-1 loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis. Dempster's name has been mentioned in trade rumors for several weeks, and there had been speculation the Cubs were preparing to start right-hander Casey Coleman on Friday. Coleman was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday at Class AAA...
It's been a surreal experience walking around the Chicago Cubs clubhouse lately. On one hand, the team has won 14 of its last 19 games, including Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. The big key has been the starting pitching, which has put up a 2.54 ERA in the team's last eight games. But there's no guarantee all of those starting pitchers are going...
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak ended when he allowed three runs in the first inning against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals hit four straight singles in a span of six pitches with one out against the right-hander, who entered Friday night's game leading the major leagues with a 1.86 ERA. Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina each had an RBI single...
With rumors flying that Ryan Dempster may get traded before his scheduled start today against St. Louis, a couple other Cubs mentioned as trade targets boosted their stock on Thursday. Alfonso Soriano was 2-for-4 with a homer and has become attractive to teams as long as Chicago picks up most of his contract. Paul Maholm is a possible pick-up for teams in need of pitching and he...
The Chicago Cubs will host a Ron Santo Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony viewing party at the Captain Morgan Club adjacent to Wrigley Field Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. CDT. Attendees can watch the ceremony live on dozens of televisions from 12:30-2:30 p.m., just steps away from Ron Santo’s statue at the corner of Addison Street and Sheffield Avenue.
The Cubs are also hosting...
Starlin Castro homered and the Chicago Cubs batted around in a four-run seventh inning to beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night.
Heavy rain began falling with Miami batting in the top of the eighth and the teams never returned to the field. The game was called after a 1-hour, 17-minute delay.
Castro hit his eighth home run of the season off Marlins...
No, seriously, don’t. While 14 out of 19 has been a blast to watch, when the Cubs
brass does the right thing, the two best pitchers will be gone while Jay Jackson and Casey Coleman will be pitching every fifth day. And when that happens, ain’t no comeback coming.
With that out of the way, lets lay it down, pick it up, and have some fun.
• Thank you, Ronnie. Thank you for...
The Red Sox and the Cubs are likely to have a lot of conversations in the coming weeks, and it won't be because Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington are catching up on old times. The two will almost undoubtedly explore various trade scenarios with the July 31 deadline approaching, especially given the fact that the Cubs are in the middle of the rebuilding process while Boston looks...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kyle Lohse worked seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals' slumbering offense ended Ryan Dempster's 33-inning scoreless streak with a three-run first in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Matt Holliday added a home run estimated at 469 feet, the longest at 7-year-old Busch Stadium, in the third inning.
Lohse (10-2) won his fourth...
According to a tweet from Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Cubs are "trying to trade Ryan Dempster ASAP", and that the Red Sox are out of the race for the veteran, but still interested in Matt Garza. On Tuesday, Stark reported that the Cubs were trying to move Dempster by the end of this week, Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal reported that Dempster's prefernece was...
The Chicago Cubs won Thursday’s series finale 4-2 to give them a series victory over the Miami Marlins. For the Marlins, the series loss comes at a time when the organization is debating whether to be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline. The Cubs who are not in playoff contention were seen as a foe that Miami could take at least two of three from. As it stands now...