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  1. Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer had initial contact with Ryan Dempster

    Doug Padilla

    Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer admitted Thursday that the club has been in early discussions over the possibility of bring back free agent starting pitcher Ryan Dempster, but said those talks are at their infancy.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2012
  2. Epstein outlines Cubs' offseason plan

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Now that the Chicago Cubs have settled on a coaching staff for 2013, attention will turn to filling out a roster. Big-ticket free agents aren't on the top of the Cubs' wish list just yet, but club president Theo Epstein does have some i...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  3. Cubs 2012 recaps: Bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    With the 2012 season finally over, Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on the bullpen. There were no surprises as the Chicago Cubs' bullpen was expected to be a weakness and it became a major contributor to the sl...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  4. Cubs 2012 recaps: Starting pitching

    Doug Padilla

    With the 2012 season finally over, Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week, beginning with the starting pitchers. CHICAGO -- For one month, anyway, the Chicago Cubs had their act together and it was the starting pitching that led the w...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  5. Cubs to set sights on free-agent starters

    Doug Padilla

    DENVER -- Despite projections that have the Chicago Cubs struggling again in 2013, the club is committed to finding starting pitching on the free agent market this offseason. General manager Jed Hoyer was asked what the club plans to do with the s...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  6. Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein levels with fans about future...

    Doug Padilla

    As a rough 2012 season nears its end, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein was bold enough to suggest Friday that 2013 might not be much better when it comes to playoff expectations.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2012
  7. Cubs' Wood making a case for 2013 rotation

    Doug Padilla

    Travis Wood apparently intends on using the final month to announce that he's taking a rotation spot to open the 2013 season for the Chicago Cubs. After an eight-decision losing streak that wasn't all his fault, Wood has shown resiliency by allowi...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. Seven Cubs rookies pounded by Nationals

    Doug Padilla

    WAHSINGTON -- It was a sink-or-swim kind of night for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday and the results were predictably disastrous. The Cubs used seven rookie pitchers against the first-place Washington Nationals, and they gave up six home runs. In fac...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 9, Cubs 5

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE -- All it took was one half inning for the Chicago Cubs to go from a two-run lead to a six-run deficit in a 9-5 defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday. How it happened: The Brewers blew the lid off this one with an eight-run fifth inn...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  10. Lefty Rusin to make debut for Cubs

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Cubs will use their 11th different starter this season when Chris Rusin takes the mound against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Rusin becomes the second Cubs pitcher this season to make his major league debut as a starte...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  11. Raley shows progress in second start

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs just wanted Brooks Raley to be better. Nobody said anything about being perfect. Yet for the first 4 1/3 innings Sunday Raley was indeed perfect, retiring 13 consecutive batters until he was ultimately pushed around a b...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  12. Cubs' offense unable to help rotation

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago Cubs' starting staff has been gutted but it's the offense that is struggling to find its way. The losing streak hit eight games after Wednesday's 2-0 defeat to the San Diego Padres. The numbers from the winless six-game road trip to...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  13. Soto trade to Rangers becomes official

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday morning that the well-documented tradeof catcher Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers was finally official. Soto was dealt along with cash considerations in exchange for Double-A right-hander Jake Brigham...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  14. No friction as Cubs, Braves make new deal

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said that the failed deal to send Ryan Dempster to the Atlanta Braves last week actually made Monday's trade easier to accomplish. The Cubs sent Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and cash considerations to ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. Damaged trade goods don't scare Cubs

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Trading for a pitcher currently out after recent Tommy John surgery isn't exactly the most common of practices. The Chicago Cubs added right-hander Arodys Vizcaino on Monday as part of a package that sent Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson to...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  16. Value of Cubs' Maholm could be on rise

    Doug Padilla

    PITTSBURGH -- With Ryan Dempster possibly off the trade market now, the Chicago Cubs could end up taking a closer look at what red-hot pitcher Paul Maholm would fetch on the open market. Maholm is on a run of five consecutive starts of six innings...

    Blog | July 25, 2012