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  • Epstein to Cubs fans: Hold us accountable Jan 17, 2015 7:49 PM
    Cubs president Theo Epstein had a message for Cubs fans at Saturday's convnetion: "Hold us accountable." Epstein thanked fans for their patience but said they had every right to hold the baseball management team accountable for results on the field this coming season.

     
  • Images: Opening Night of Cubs Convention Jan 16, 2015 9:49 PM
    See images from opening night of the 2015 Cubs Convention in Chicago. Headlining the festivities were recent acquisitions manager Joe Maddon and starting pitcher Jon Lester.

     
  • Miles: Rizzo's 'swagger,' optimism fine with Epstein Jan 17, 2015 10:13 AM
    Were you worried that Anthony Rizzo's brash talk about the Cubs winning their division this year was too much? Forget about it, say team president Theo Epstein and manager Joe Maddon, both of whom backed Rizzo.

     
  • Miles: Rizzo predicts big things for ‘fun’ Cubs Jan 15, 2015 7:37 PM
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wasn't backing down Thursday from his big talk about the 2015 season. Rizzo said this will be the year and that the Cubs would win the National League Central. He made his comments at a stop of the Cubs' winter caravan. The fan convention takes place this weekend.

     
  • Miles: Excitement on the rise for Cubs fans Jan 14, 2015 8:03 PM
    What a difference a year makes. Last January, it appeared patience was wearing thin among Cubs fans as they peppered team bosses with tough questions during the annual fan convention. With this year's convention set to take place over the weekend, optimism is running at a new high, thanks to the hiring of manager Joe Maddon and the signing of pitcher Jon Lester.

     
  • Good week for the McCaskeys Jan 10, 2015 7:45 AM
    It took until the final days of 2014, but with just one sentence uttered by her son George, Virginia McCaskey took the title as Chicago’s most intriguing sports figure of the year.

     
  • Cubs finalize 1-year deal with Denorfia Jan 9, 2015 6:05 PM
    The Cubs and veteran outfielder Chris Denorfia have agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Denorfia, a career .272 right-handed hitter (530-for-1,950) has played for Cincinnati (2005-06), Oakland (2008-09), San Diego (2010-14) and Seattle (2014). In games at Wrigley Field, Denorfia has a .339 career batting average.

     
  • Weekend passes sold out for Cubs, Sox festivals Jan 9, 2015 12:41 PM
    White Sox and Cubs fans have something in common this winter — fan festivals for both teams are sold out.

     
  • Sporting News picks Cubs to win the World Series Jan 9, 2015 9:03 AM
    This year is the year for the Cubs according to one national publication. Sporting News has picked the Cubs to win the 2015 World Series, and it’s not just because of Back To The Future 2.

     
  • Sosa stays alive for Hall of Fame voting Jan 6, 2015 5:26 PM
    Former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa stayed alive, but only barely, in voting for baseball's Hall of Fame. The big problem for Sosa is that he continues to trend downward, and this time next year, he could fall off the ballot.

     
  • Cubs, WGN set to announce new TV deal Jan 6, 2015 4:26 PM
    The Cubs have completed their TV deals for the foreseeable future. They're expected to announce a five-year deal this week with WGN-TV, their longtime telecasting partner. Comcast SportsNet will carry the bulk of the games with WGN getting 45 games and ABC 7 carrying 25 games.

     
  • Imrem: Double standard in baseball Hall of Fame vote Jan 6, 2015 5:45 AM
    The results of baseball’s Hall of Fame election will be announced today and once again I am compelled to defend my ballot. Included were Jeff Bagwell, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, John Smoltz and Sammy Sosa.

     
  • Cubs announce Spring Training schedule Jan 5, 2015 1:03 PM
    The Chicago Cubs have released their 2015 Spring Training schedule, complete with game times and reporting dates. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Feb. 19 with first workouts on Feb. 20.

     
  • Our baseball experts reveal their Hall of Fame picks Jan 4, 2015 8:18 AM
    Cubs beat writer Bruce Miles, White Sox beat writer Scot Gregor, and columnists Mike Imrem and Barry Rozner reveal their votes for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and explain their choices. The winners will be announced on Tuesday.

     
  • The Soapbox Dec 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    A special edition of the Soapbox has Daily Herald editors reflecting on some of the biggest stories and topics of 2014.

     
  • Authorities question Cubs’ Castro after shooting Dec 27, 2014 3:53 PM
    Authorities in the Dominican Republic questioned Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro after a nightclub shooting Saturday morning in which several people were injured. Police spokesman Jacobo Mateo said Castro was one of six people initially detained and has been released. He said police searched Castro’s house and that the investigation is ongoing.

     
  • 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.

     
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