The Jon Lester watch has already begun. The 30-year-old checks pretty much all the boxes for Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, who’ve known him since he was coming up through the Red Sox system.
The Cubs just finished off another last-place season, but Theo Epstein has expectations for a different finish in 2015: Contention.
The Cubs need an assistant hitting coach for the 2014 season and after a successful stint with Triple-A Iowa, could Manny Ramirez be considered for the big-league gig?

Team talk

  • 2y
    Dealing with speculation of being traded for the last six years, Matt Garza hears the rumors and tries to ignore them. He's open to whatever, but his first preference would be to remain a Cub.
  • 2y
    In his time in Boston, Theo Epstein knew he had to compete with the Yankees, it's what drove him to helping the Red Sox win the World Series twice. He's hoping to have the same success in Chicago.
  • 2y
    Dale Sveum will bring former Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Chris Bosio with him to Wrigley Field as the Cubs hired Bosio to be their new pitching coach on Friday.
  • 2y
    The Milwaukee Brewers are starting to resort to their backup plan for offense assuming Prince Fielder winds up leaving and made the first step by reaching out to Aramis Ramirez.
  • 2y
    The Cubs traded away five quality young players last winter to acquire Matt Garza. Now Theo Epstein is facing a tough question: Is Garza a pitcher to build around or to be dealt for a number of promising players?
  • 2y
    Now that the Cubs spent 10 million on David DeJesus, does that mean former first round draft pick and top prospect Tyler Colvin will be thrown to the curb?
  • 2y
    In the first player move of the Theo Epstein era, the Cubs have signed outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year deal with a club option for 2014.


Today's Poll

Which Cubs call-up did you look the most forward to?

Team Schedule

Last Results
9/28MilW 5-2
9/27MilL 1-2
9/26MilW 6-4
9/24vs. StLW 3-1
9/23vs. StLW 4-3
9/22vs. StLL 0-8
9/21vs. LADL 5-8
9/20vs. LADW 8-7
9/19vs. LADL 5-14
9/18vs. LADL 4-8
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Injury Report

9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. SweeneyStrained left hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. RuggianoLeft ankle surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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Sun, Sep 28
Final123 456 789 RHE
Chi Cubs200002001571
  W: J. Turner (6-11)   L: M. Fiers (6-5)   S: H. Rondon (29)
  ChC HR: A. Rizzo (32)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez33.500500343.2531.44
Eric Jokisch00-41014.1101.88
Pedro Strop24.333650261.0712.21
Hector Rondon44.5006402963.1632.42
Kyle Hendricks72.7781313080.1472.46
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