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Cubs trade Ruggiano to Seattle for pitching prospect

Daily Herald 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,...
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Imrem: White Sox, Cubs fans, stake your claim

Daily Herald 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.
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For Cubs and Lester, it was perfect timing

Daily Herald 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...
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Woman pleads guilty to stalking Cubs' Theo Epstein

Daily Herald 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...
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Cubs' Epstein makes exception to his rule for Lester

Daily Herald 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...
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Rozner: Cubs, Ricketts have reason to smile

Daily Herald 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.
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Major moves by Cubs raise expectations

Chicago Sun-Times - The Cubs left the winter meetings Thursday with their biggest haul in eight years,...
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Hammel happy to be back with Cubs

Daily Herald 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...
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Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

Daily Herald 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...
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Cubs fans shouldn't expect miracles just yet

Daily Herald 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...
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Rozner: With Lester, Epstein delivers in big way again

Daily Herald 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.
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Imrem: Ricketts, Reinsdorf step up their game

Daily Herald 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.
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Rozner: White Sox signaled aggressive intent early

Daily Herald 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...
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Sources: Cubs land all-star catcher Montero

Daily Herald The Cubs filled a need at catcher Tuesday, obtaining left-handed hitting Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a pair of minor-league pitchers. Montero was an all-star in 2014 and in...
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Sources: Cubs bringing back pitcher Hammel

Daily Herald 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...
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No addition is do-or-die for Cubs

Daily Herald Cubs president Theo Epstein knows full well the winter meetings often are a lot more talk than action. The Cubs hope to turn their own talk to action as they pursue left-handed free-agent pitcher...
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Lots to love around town ... except bumbling Bears

Daily Herald Optimist Mike Spellman says there's a lot good going on in the Chicago sports world as long as you're willing to overlook the badness the is the Bears.
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Dempster retires to join Cubs' front office

Daily Herald Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is back. Dempster on Friday signed with the Cubs so he could retire with them. He joins the front office as a special assistant to team president Theo Epstein and...
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Panel OKs Wrigley plans for possible tax credit

Daily Herald The Commission on Chicago Landmarks on Thursday approved several changes the Cubs made to their Wrigley Field renovation plan in an effort to obtain a possible federal tax credit of $75 million.
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Blog Articles

Cubs trade Justin Ruggiano to Seattle

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Seattle Mariners for minor league pitcher Matt Brazis, the team announced Wednesday.Brazis, 25, is 8-6 with a 2.89 ERA in 100...
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After Lester: More decisions for Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Alright, now that the Chicago Cubs have their ace in Jon Lester, let’s take a look at three other pending issues, as it’s been a busy couple weeks:Cubs sign reliever Jason...
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Lester chooses to wear No. 34 with Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – New Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has chosen to wear No. 34 in honor of several athletes, including a former Cub.“The Chicago tie of Kerry Wood,” Lester said Monday...
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For Cubs, Jon Lester, it was all about belief

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO – At the end of the day, one word can describe the pursuit and acquisition of lefty starting pitcher Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs.Belief.The Cubs believed in Lester enough to give...
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Cubs to intro Lester on Monday

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs will officially announce the signing of left-handed pitcher Jon Lester at a downtown news conference Monday afternoon.When: 1 p.m. CT Where: Spiaggia restaurantThe...
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Rangers close to signing righty reliever Kyuji Fujikawa

ESPN (Calvin Watkins) — The Texas Rangers are finalizing a deal to sign right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, according to a source.At the just-completed winter meetings in San Diego, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels...
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Six degrees of Jason Hammel

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- Maybe the link to everything happening with the Chicago Cubs these days is right-handed pitcher Jason Hammel.Hammel, 32, officially signed-on with the team for at least two more years...
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ABC7/WLS-TV to air 25 Cubs games

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs and ABC7/WLS-TV have agreed to a five-year deal to air 25 Cubs games per season, the two sides announced in a Friday press release.Starting in April 2015 and continuing...
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A (potentially) memorable winter meetings comes to a close for Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO – They came. They negotiated. They conquered. OK, maybe it wasn’t that dramatic for the Chicago Cubs, but the 2014 winter meetings might someday be looked back upon as the...
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Cubs lose lefty McKirahan in Rule 5 draft

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs selected Colorado Rockies shortstop Taylor Featherston in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning and then traded him to the Los Angeles Angels for monetary...
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After Lester signing, buzz picks up on Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO – It was "dig me" day for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at the winter meetings in Southern California. The phrase was coined by pitching great Greg Maddux in reference to the day...
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Cubs pitchers, opponents react to Lester signing

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO – New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likened acquiring pitcher Jon Lester to “winning the lottery.” The left-hander's new teammates are feeling nearly the same...
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Lester signing brings ray of hope to Cubs

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO -- We’re used to waking up to snow in December, but on Wednesday morning, Chicago Cubs fans woke up to a rare ray of sunshine.In the toddlin’ hours, the Cubs and free agent...
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Cubs will need more (experienced) offense to compete

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO -- So now that star pitcher Jon Lester is in the fold, can the Chicago Cubs really compete for the playoffs as soon as next year?Lester joins a team that got a bit more experienced with...
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Rapid Reaction: Cubs get Jon Lester

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent pitcher Jon Lester to a six year, $155 million deal, according to sources close to the situation, ending a two-month saga for one of the best...
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Cubs continue pitch for Lester as Giants say they're in the 'back seat'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO -- Everything suddenly changed in the Jon Lester sweepstakes Tuesday afternoon when a San Francisco Giants official said he thought his team was behind the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red...
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Chat Wrap: Live from the Winter Meetings

ESPN (ESPNChicago.com Staff) — Jesse Rogers  (1:03 PM)Hi all, welcome to our weekly offseason Cubs chat, live from the winter meetings in San Diego. Let me set the scene for you. It's about 72 degrees and sunny! Oh,...
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Cubs grab pitching, might add catching in form of D-backs' Montero

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO – The Chicago Cubs began Monday at the winter meetings agreeing to terms with a pitcher and ended it by being on the verge of trading for a catcher, according to various media...
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Winter meetings Day 1: All Lester all the time

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO – By all accounts here in Southern California, the endgame for free-agent pitcher Jon Lester is upon us -- or at least we think it is. Throughout the first day of the winter...
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Could Cubs be players at winter meetings?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — SAN DIEGO -- As the saga of free-agent pitcher Jon Lester presumably winds down to a final decision soon, the baseball offseason kicks into high gear at the winter meetings this week in southern...
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