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Ex-Sox pitcher Frank Castillo found dead

Posted by Eric Bennett on July 30th, 2013

Former Red Sox pitcher Frank Castillo was found dead Monday in Bartlett Lake near Phoenix.  (more)
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Yankees reportedly pursuing Alfonso Soriano

Posted by Eric Bennett on July 24th, 2013

After watching the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers make significant moves, it is now time for the New York Yankees to add some depth to their injury-riddled team.  (more)
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Red Sox Take 2 of 3 in Chicago

Posted by Andy on June 18th, 2012

Franklin Morales stepped in for the injured Josh Beckett and allowed just two runs on three hits with nine strikeouts to lift the Boston Red Sox to win 7-4 over the Chicago Cubs yesterday at Wrigley Field. Outfielder Ryan Kalish also delivered for Boston, driving in the go-ahead run with a single to center to spark a three-run seventh inning. The 24-year old was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game after Ryan Sweeney went on the disabled list. (more)
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Cubs Send Pitcher Carpenter as Compensation for Theo Epstein

Posted by Caitlin on February 22nd, 2012

Boston’s Theo Epstein era has officially come to an end. Four months to the day a trade was announced for Red Sox’s GM to become the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations, a resolution has been made.  (more)
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Dale Sveum Named Cubs Manager, Red Sox Search on Hold

Posted by Andy on November 17th, 2011

Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer just recently announced Dale Sveum as the organization’s next manager. The official introduction will take place Friday morning at Wrigley Field. Sveum, the former Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach, will receive a three-year deal from the Cubs. (more)
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Red Sox Promote Ben Cherington to GM

Posted by Andy on October 25th, 2011

The Boston Red Sox have confirmed that Ben Cherington will stand in as new General Manager following the departure of Theo Epstein. (more)
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Cubs, Red Sox Finalize Epstein Deal

Posted by Ace Staff on October 21st, 2011

The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox are currently putting together the final pieces of their deal to make Theo Epstein Cubs president of baseball operations. (more)

Cubs Trade 1B Derrek Lee to Braves

Posted by Ace Staff on August 19th, 2010

2x All-Star first baseman Derrek Lee is set to join the Atlanta Braves lineup after the Chicago Cubs struck a deal to land three minor league pitchers with hopes to build for the future. The young talent consists of right-handers Robinson Lopez, 19, and Tyrelle Harris, 23, and lefty Jeffrey Lorick, 22. The Cubs are currently five games out of the AL Central behind the Minnesota Twins. Lee, a 13-year veteran will look to contribute immediately in Atlanta to help the organization remain atop the NL East Division with post-season play just around the corner. Dealing for the 34-year old allows Troy Glaus to re-locate to third base as Chipper Jones remains sidelined with a torn ACL.  “It doesn’t get any better,” said Jones when asked about Lee joining the club. “Outstanding character guy. Outstanding player. Defensively at first base, he’s top-notch. And he gives us another right-handed presence in the middle of our lineup.” Lee has earned a .251 batting average with 16 home runs and 56 RBI’s so far this season. His travels will be easier than expected as the Cubs are next set to host the Braves at Wrigley for three games starting Friday, August 20th.

DMB to Wrap 2010 Tour at Wrigley

Posted by Ace Staff on July 9th, 2010

For the first time in their twenty years of touring, Dave Matthews Band has announced that they will take a year off from touring in 2011. The band is known for their annual summer-long tours across the US and Europe, featuring lengthy improvisational renditions of their songs. 1991 was the last year that the band was not on tour. Needless to say, there has never been a better time to see Dave Matthews Band than before their year-long hiatus. Dave Matthews Band has been on tour promoting their latest platinum album, Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (2009). With only thirty dates left of their 2010 summer tour and four of the shows already sold out, the band decided to close their summer tour with a grand finale:  two concerts at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Dave Matthews Band will perform back-to-back concerts on Friday September 17 and Saturday the 18 at the historical ballpark that the Chicago Cubs have called home for 95 years. Jason Mraz will perform in support of both Chicago shows. About this summer’s tour, Matthews has said, “”I’m really excited about playing this year and not having a real plan other than trying to make the most of it and hopefully bring the best we can to the stage.” As for the decision to take 2011 off the road, Matthews said he’s pondered the idea throughout the past 20 years, but it never seemed like the right time. “Right now,” he said, “I think the band, in our relationships with each other and with the music, we’re in the best place I can remember us being. For that reason I thought I’d take a year off to sort of recharge my creative juices.” (more)

Andre Dawson Selected to Hall

Posted by Ace Staff on January 6th, 2010

Chicago Cubs fans were able to cheer this afternoon in light of Andre Dawson finally earning his way into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. 77 percent of the Baseball Writers of America voted him on, leading him past the minimum qualifications by just two percent. “It was well worth the wait. I can’t really describe the elation,” said Dawson. “If you’re a Hall of Famer, eventually you’re going to get in, no matter how long it takes.” Dawson will join former manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey in this year’s ceremonies. Pitcher Bert Blyleven and Robbie Alomar missed by a few votes each. The Hall of Fame will later decide whether Dawson’s plaque should have him represent the Cubs or Expos. In other MLB news, Randy Johnson officially announced his retirement after 22 thrilling and memorable years of baseball. The future Hall of Famer will certainly go down as one of the greatest left-handed pitchers to ever play the game. Over the course of his career he racked up a total of 4,875 strikeouts, ranking him second all-time behind Nolan Ryan. The Big Unit will be eligible for the Hall in 2015.