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  • Cubs, catcher Ross finalize 2-year deal Dec 23, 2014 5:06 PM
    David Ross, a backup catcher who worked with Jon Lester when he was in Boston, has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Cubs.

  • Mark your calendar: George McCaskey’s legacy day is Dec. 29 Dec 20, 2014 7:45 AM
    I‘ll say it, and I hope like heck I don’t regret it, but I trust George McCaskey to make the right decision(s) on Dec. 29. What he does or doesn’t do on that day will secure his legacy. Time to be bold, George.

  • Rozner: HOF vote always good for an argument Dec 20, 2014 8:35 PM
    Baseball Hall of Fame voters may check a box next to 10 names maximum, which is a shame because this ballot could have gone 12 or 13 deep. Here’s a look at Barry Rozner’s selections.

  • Ricketts at suburban chamber luncheon Jan. 27 Dec 19, 2014 2:51 PM
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts will talk about the state of his ball club at a multi-chamber luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Avalon Banquets, 1905 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village.

  • Cubs trade Ruggiano to Seattle for pitching prospect Dec 17, 2014 11:59 AM
    With several young outfielders in the farm system looking to take the next step in Chicago, the Cubs traded 32-year-old Justin Ruggiano to Seattle for a pitching prospect Wednesday. In the deal, the Cubs get right-hander Matt Brazis, 25, from the Mariners and open a spot on their 40-man roster.

  • For Cubs and Lester, it was perfect timing Dec 16, 2014 8:33 PM
    The Cubs' signing of pitcher Jon Lester is a case of all the right things converging at the right time. With the Cubs seemingly ahead of schedule and ready to contend in 2015, a deal with an ace pitcher seemed the right thing to do at the right time.

  • Imrem: White Sox, Cubs fans, stake your claim Dec 16, 2014 8:37 PM
    Recent acquisitions by the White Sox and Cubs should re-ignite their rivalry. So, fans, pick a lane because it's more fun than rooting for both.

  • Woman pleads guilty to stalking Cubs’ Theo Epstein Dec 15, 2014 9:01 PM
    A woman has been placed on probation for two years after pleading guilty to stalking Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Kearney pleaded guilty but mentally ill to one count of stalking Epstein as part of a plea agreement on Monday.

  • Rozner: Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile Dec 15, 2014 7:21 PM
    Tom Ricketts rarely feels the need to be out front, but on Monday he was content to be nothing more than a passenger. Grinning from ear to ear, Ricketts has come a long way since early July.

  • Cubs’ Epstein makes exception to his rule for Lester Dec 16, 2014 6:19 AM
    Since he came to Chicago to run the Cubs three years ago, Theo Epstein made it club policy not to give no-trade clauses to players. However, Epstein made an exception for pitcher Jon Lester, whom the Cubs introduced to the media Monday.

  • The Soapbox Dec 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    Daily Herald editors comment on suburban stories such as teachers who excel, the Grammys phenomenon in District 204, and hopeful reconciliation in Kane County.

  • Next Bears coach might as well be a cartoon character Dec 12, 2014 5:08 PM
    After the bold moves made this week by the White Sox and Cubs, the Bears are officially now the lone residents of Chicago’s Island of Misfit Franchises.

  • Hammel happy to be back with Cubs Dec 12, 2014 2:41 PM
    Jason Hammel made like Michael Jordan Friday and proclaimed, "I'm back," as the Cubs officially announced a two-year deal with the right-handed pitcher. Hammel pitched for the Cubs in the first half of this past season before he was traded to Oakland. The Cubs also announced a new TV deal with WLS, ABC 7.

  • Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings Dec 11, 2014 6:11 PM
    Baseball’s winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids. Alfredo Simon, Dee Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Miguel Montero, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Moss, Dan Haren and Howie Kendrick were among the All-Stars dealt by the time teams headed home Thursday, and Matt Kemp and Jimmy Rollins were on the verge of switching clubs.

  • Cubs fans shouldn’t expect miracles just yet Dec 10, 2014 7:20 PM
    A Cubs-Sox World Series in 2015? Probably not, says Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles. But with the additions of Jon Lester, Jason Hammel and Miguel Montero, the Cubs should push toward contention in the coming year.

  • Rozner: With Lester, Epstein delivers in big way again Dec 10, 2014 1:47 PM
    Theo Epstein brought the promise of hope when he arrived, and though many didn’t believe in or understand the plan the last three years, it’s hard to deny that it’s starting to come together.

  • Imrem: Ricketts, Reinsdorf step up their game Dec 10, 2014 1:34 PM
    Whatever the cost to the Cubs and White Sox, a baseball team can never be too relevant in its hometown. Don't stop spending now, fellas.

  • Rozner: White Sox signaled aggressive intent early Dec 9, 2014 8:27 PM
    While conventional wisdom was that the White Sox would continue the rebuilding of last winter, Jerry Reinsdorf, Ken Williams and Rick Hahn were transparent about their desire to be aggressive this off-season.

  • Cubs reportedy land big prize: Jon Lester in 6-year, $155 million deal Dec 10, 2014 5:32 AM
    The Cubs, along with the other contenders in the Jon Lester derby, remained in wait all Tuesday. That wait apparently ended early Wednesday morning as reports said the prized free agent agreed to terms with the Cubs. The ace who played his entire career with the Red Sox before being traded to the A's this past season, reportedly has agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal with the North Siders.

  • Sources: Cubs bringing back pitcher Hammel Dec 8, 2014 7:39 PM
    According to reports and sources, the Cubs have opened the winter meetings in San Diego by agreeing on a two-year, $18 million contract with right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel. It would be return to Chicago for Hammel, who pitched for the Cubs from the beginning of last season until early July, when he and pitcher Jeff Samardzija were traded to Oakland.

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