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Dempster retires as a Cub

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs have announced that right- hander Ryan Dempster has signed with the team to retire and join the front office as a special assistant to president Theo Epstein. A two-time All-Star, Dempster missed all of last season, citing health and family issues. He last pitched in 2013 and won a World Series championship with the Boston Red Sox that year...

Cubs name Dave Martinez bench coach

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Joe Maddon will have his trusted sidekick back with him when the new Chicago Cubs manager begins his first season in the Windy City. The team announced Thursday that Dave Martinez, Maddon's bench coach with the Tampa Bay Rays for the past seven seasons, will hold the same role with the Cubs as they completed filling out their coaching staff for the 2015...

Cubs acquire La Stella from Braves

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs acquired infielder Tommy La Stella and the No. 4 international signing bonus slot from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots.La Stella made his major league debut with the Braves last season and led all National League rookies with 36 walks and a .328 on-base percentage (min. 300 plate...

Cubs, Cardinals to open 2015 season on Sunday night

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will play Major League Baseball's 2015 season opener on Sunday night, April 5.The long-time rivals were originally set to start the season on Monday, April 6, but will now do so in a nationally televised, stand-alone game on ESPN2. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET.It will be the first season-opening night game...

Cubs claim Roach

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs claimed pitcher Donn Roach off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.Roach made his major league debut with San Diego in 2014 by appearing in 16 games, including one start, and owned a 1-0 record with a 4.75 ERA. He spent most of 2014 with Triple-A El Paso, where he posted a 4-6 record with a 5.24 ERA in 19 games.The 24-year-old right-...

Cubs make Maddon hire official

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs formally ushered in another new era by introducing former Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon as their new manager on Monday.The team also announced that Maddon agreed to a five-year contract in which financial terms were not disclosed, though ESPN reported the deal to be worth $25 million and includes incentives tied to making the postseason.The...

Cubs agree to one-year deal with Wada

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 weeks ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.Financial terms were not disclosed.Wada was 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts for the Cubs last season. He began the year with Triple-A Iowa and was 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA in 19 games, earning Pacific Coast League All-Star honors, then was promoted to the big leagues in late July....

Cubs ax Renteria to clear way for Maddon

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 day ago
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs will officially make Joe Maddon their new manager on Monday and got rid of their current one on Friday, with the team dismissing Rick Renteria after just one season.The Cubs announced Renteria's firing in a press release that included the club's acknowledgement of its intentions to hire Maddon, who became available after opting out of his...

Report: Cubs to hire Maddon

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Cubs are in the process of finalizing an agreement to make Joe Maddon their next manager, according to CBSSports.comThe report said that a deal between Maddon, who exercised an opt-out clause in his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays last week, and the Cubs is expected to be completed in the coming days and will make the two-time American League Manager of the Year...

NL Matchup -- Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 4 days ago
NL Matchup -- Chicago Cubs at MilwaukeeChicago Cubs (72-89) at Milwaukee Brewers (82-79)Upcoming Games and ResultsGame One: Chicago 6, Milwaukee 4Game Two: Milwaukee 2, Chicago 1Game Three: Sunday, September 28th, 2:10 p.m.Head-to-Head Records2014: Chicago 10-8 (7-3 at Chi; 3-5 at Mil)2013: Milwaukee 13-6 (6-3 at Chi; 7-3 at Mil)2012: Milwaukee 13-4 (6-2 at Chi; 7-2 at Mil)2011: Milwaukee 10-...