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Rob Bradford
November 06, 2019 - 9:21 pm
Dana LeVangie is getting some interest from an old friend. The former Red Sox pitching coach -- who was reassigned to the pro scouting department after the 2019 season -- has interviewed for the Cubs bullpen coach position according to a major league source. LeVangie served as the Red Sox' bullpen...
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Rob Bradford
October 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
David Ross explained on the Bradfo Sho podcast this week how much he wanted the job. Now he has it. According to multiple reports, the Cubs will hire the former Red Sox catcher to become their next manager. (David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago was first to report the news.) Ross, who worked in the...
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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2019 - 7:56 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Scratch one (significant) name off the list. Speaking to reporters in Pittsburgh, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein addressed the rumors that he might be a candidate for the position with the Red Sox vacated by Dave Dombrowski. "There’s nothing to that story,"...
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Lucy Burdge
October 03, 2018 - 9:01 am
The Cubs lost a heart-wrenching wild card game on Tuesday, falling 2-1 to the Rockies in 13 innings. And Jon Lester had a very straight-forward response to the end of his team’s season. “Sometimes you need to get your (expletive) knocked in the dirt to appreciate it,” he said. “Maybe we needed that...
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John Tomase
August 29, 2018 - 11:17 am
Fans step into Fenway Park and Wrigley Field and see a cathedral. Phil Hughes sees a dumpster. The veteran right-handed pitcher -- recently cut by the Padres -- asked his Twitter followers to post an unpopular opinion recently. He got the ball rolling with his: "OK here's mine," he wrote. "You...
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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2018 - 2:17 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jon Lester came to understand the reality of the Boston sports media scene better than most. The pitcher had come up through the Red Sox system, entering into the big league world with the Sox in 2006 before finally leaving town just before the non-waiver trade deadline in 2014...
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Anthony Rizzo
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John Tomase
February 15, 2018 - 12:54 pm
The Florida school shooting hit Cubs All-Star and former Red Sox draftee Anthony Rizzo particularly hard -- he's a graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, where 17 students were killed on Wednesday by a former classmate. Rizzo took to Twitter to offer his condolences and demand change. "...
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Rob Bradford
February 10, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Remember when Jon Lester signed with the Cubs? He was going to be the foundation for Theo Epstein's championship starting rotation (which he was). That was three years, one month and 27 days from this writing. Now with three guaranteed years still left on Lester's contract, Epstein has jumped back...
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Rob Bradford
December 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
Heading into the 2014 winter meetings, there was some optimism the Red Sox might be able to re-sign Jon Lester. John Henry had visited Lester a few days prior at the pitcher's Georgia home, and it certainly appeared as though the Red Sox were going to go all-in to get their ace back. But then, in...
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John Tomase
January 11, 2017 - 4:49 am
You may have heard Donald Trump's name in the news today. Apparently the Cubs want no part of that (bleep)-show. According to Mary Ann Ahern of NBC, the Cubs will be honored at the White House on Monday, before President Obama leaves office. President Trump will be inaugurated on Friday, Jan. 20...
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