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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. 2012 Cubs recap: Front Office

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on the front office. CHICAGO -- Any front office that oversees a 101-loss season hardly deserves high praise. And looking at the straight facts, 2012 was as bad as it could get for the Ch...

    Blog | October 24, 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. Record not highlight for new Cubs pitcher

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There is nothing like tying a major-league record in your second career start with a new team. For new Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Berken, though, the record was so obscure it almost went unnoticed. The right-hander, who was acquired ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 9, Reds 7

    Doug Padilla

    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs put a nine-game road losing streak to rest with a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds to split a day-night doubleheader. It was the first Cubs road victory since July 24, the day after Ryan Dempster's "trade" to the At...

    Blog | August 18, 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. Unlikely source helps Cubs end no-hit bid

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Adrian Cardenas couldn't escape the memory of his two-error game with the Chicago Cubs earlier this season. In some ways, it was as if the game was being replayed Tuesday night, although instead of starting at third base like he did in...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  14. Feelings cordial as Dempster saga ends

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer remained cordial to the end Tuesday, playing out the last hour of the non-waiver trade deadline together in the Chicago Cubs' executive offices. By "together" that means that Dempster was mostly...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  15. Cubs make two additions to prospect mix

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Depending on who is doing the analysis, the Chicago Cubs' return from the Texas Rangers in the Ryan Dempster trade was either a disappointment or a solid way of salvaging things. Few seem to think that the acquisition of Single-A third ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  16. 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