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  1. Maddux starts at head of Hall rotation

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Just like he carved up opponents from 60 feet, 6 inches away, Greg Maddux moved through his Hall of Fame speech Sunday with deft precision. There was family to thank, teammates and coaches he appreciated and a few people who w...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  2. Cubs sign ex-Twin Baker to one-year deal

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- In their attempt to shore up the starting rotation, the Chicago Cubs signed right-hander Scott Baker, who missed all of last season after elbow surgery. Read the entire story....

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  3. Scott Baker signs with Chicago Cubs

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago Cubs signed ex-Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Baker to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  4. 2012 Cubs recap: Bench

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on the bench. CHICAGO -- There were many areas that led to the Chicago Cubs' slow start and ultimate crash in 2012, and the bench was not exempt from that group. The left-handed domina...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  5. Cubs-Tigers complete Baker trade

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs completed the Aug. 5 trade that sent Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers by acquiring right-hander Marcelo Carreno. The 21-year-old was ranked the No. 11 prospect in the Tigers' organization in the 2012 prospect wa...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  6. Baker showing stresses of manager grind

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The hospitalization of Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker in Chicago this week highlights the unseen physical demands of major league managers. Baker, 63, made it to his 3,000th career game as manager on Tuesday night, but before his 3,...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  7. Reds' Baker marks milestone at Wrigley

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker thought his team might have a chance to clinch the National League Central at Wrigley Field this week, but in case they don't, he will take a managerial milestone instead. Baker managed his 3,000th car...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 3, Astros 0

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs closed out their second home sweep of the season with a 3-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday. How it happened: It was simply too much Travis Wood for the Astros as the Cubs starter got it done multiple ways Sat...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  9. Protection for red-hot Soriano falls to Baker

    Doug Padilla

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The lineup protection for the hottest power hitter in baseball will fall to Chicago Cubs utility man Jeff Baker on Saturday. Baker not only got the start at first base in place of Bryan LaHair, he was inserted in the lineup against ...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  10. LaHair out; lineup revised for opener

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Bryan LaHair was out of the Chicago Cubs Opening Day lineup Thursday because of lingering effects of a back strain suffered Saturday. Jeff Baker got the start at first base instead, causing a ripple effect throughout the projected lineu...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  11. Reds' Baker not offering up tips to Sveum

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- By all accounts, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum and Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker really do like each other. But Sveum said Monday that he has no intention to seek out advice from former Cubs managers on what he is getting in...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  12. Youth dominates Monday's lineup

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs will march out a drastically different lineup Monday after most of their regulars played in the spring opener a day earlier. It's not completely the "B" team that will face the Oakland A's, but there will be plenty ...

    Blog | March 05, 2012