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  1. Cubs targeting a veteran backstop

    Joe Kaiser

    The Chicago Cubs missed on Russell Martin, but that hasn't ended their pursuit of help behind the plate. Cubs GM Theo Epstein talked about that at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego on Friday. "We're confident going forward with Wely [Welingt...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  2. Could Martin land with Cubs?

    AJ Mass and Joe Kaiser

    Clint Hurdle remains optimistic that free agent Russell Martin will return to the Pittsburgh Pirates for next season, but the catcher has already taken the first steps towards exploring the other options available to him for 2015 by meeting with the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  3. Soler out through the weekend?

    Joe Kaiser

    Just when it sounds like there's a chance that Anthony Rizzo may return to the Chicago Cubs' lineup, hard-hitting rookie outfielder Jorge Soler will miss the next few games. When can the Cubs expect him back? Soler is missing the weekend series in...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  4. Alcantara in Cubs leadoff plans for 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    So far in 2014, 22-year-old rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn't performed very well in his limited chances as the Chicago Cubs leadoff hitter. And that may be putting it nicely -- entering Monday, he has just 12 hits in 70 at-bats as a leado...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  5. Orioles still interested in Rusney Castillo?

    Joe Kaiser

    At last update, Baltimore was one of many teams said to be interested in Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, a speedy line drive hitter. Seattle, Minnesota, Boston, Philadelphia, the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees were some of the other teams said t...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. Who replaces Veras as Cubs' closer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Well, that didn't take long. Only 10 games into the season, and hours after Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria gave Jose Veras a vote of confidence following Friday's blown save against St. Louis, saying "he's still our guy," Veras is out as the ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  7. Reason for Cubs to worry about Baez?

    Joe Kaiser

    Javier Baez nearly made the Chicago Cubs roster out of Spring Training after putting together an impressive month of March, which included this monstrous home run off of then-Seattle pitcher Randy Wolf. A middle-infielder with tremendous power and...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  8. What Bonifacio adds to the Cubs

    Joe Kaiser

    Emilio Bonifacio has found a new home, as the Chicago Cubs signed him to a minor-league deal on Saturday. Here's what the 28-year-old adds figures to bring to the ballclub. For one, versatility. Last season alone, while playing for Kansas City and...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  9. Is Axford the Cubs next closer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Adding a closer is one of the top items on the Chicago Cubs' to-do list this winter, and veteran right-hander John Axford just might end up being the guy they sign. According to a story Friday by Patrick Mooney of, sources indicate ...

    Blog | December 07, 2013