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After 90 years, WGN May Opt Out of Radio Deal With Cubs

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Looks like WGN Radio and the Cubs will part ways Thursday.

Chicago Cubs: Baseball's Next Powerhouse - Forbes

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Not a whole lot new here but very optimistic about the Cubs future. Noteworthy: Since Ricketts have taken over there's been a 102% spending increase in player development 218% increase in signing bonuses 67% increase in spending on player development operations

Are the Cubs about to pick new broadcast partners (in 2 to three weeks)?

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If you haven't already heard, "The Chicago Cubs are believed to be in the final stages of discussions about new radio and television broadcast contracts."

Warren Buffett Interested In Investing in Cubs

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And that's pretty much all Forbes knows at this time. "The Ricketts family hails from Omaha, the same city that is home to Buffett’s holding company, Berkshire Hathaway . And for 21 years Buffett owned a minority interest in the Omaha Storm Chasers, the minor league baseball team he sold almost two years ago."

This Just In: Oddsmakers make CUBS FAVORITES to sign TANAKA

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Friday, the Cubs moved into the lead in the Tanaka signing sweepstakes. They had been 4th (7/2) yesterday behind the Yankees, Dodgers and Mariners. THE BETTING ODDS FRIDAY: Chicago Cubs 3/2 New York Yankees 2/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 5/1 Chicago White Sox 10/1 Seattle Mariners 10/1 Boston Red Sox 12/1 Los Angeles Angels 15/1 Arizona Diamondbacks 20/1 Texas Rangers 20/1 Toronto Blue Jays 20/1

"Healthy Life by Purity" Vitamin B-50 Supplement contains 2 undeclared STEROIDS~

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So maybe Rafael Palmeiro's vitamin shots WERE unknowingly laced with steroids. I, for one, have always believed his story... December 2010 --------------------- A week before the Baseball Writers Association of America announces its inductees to baseball's Hall of Fame, Palmeiro told SI.com in a phone interview posted Wednesday that he never used performance-enhancing drugs in his 20-year career. As he asserted in 2005 after he was suspended for failing a test, Palmeiro again insisted the anabolic steroid was in a B-12 vial given to him by Baltimore Orioles teammate Miguel Tejada. "I was telling the truth then, and I am telling the truth now," Palmeiro said. "I don't know what else I can say. I have never taken steroids. For people who think I took steroids intentionally, I'm never going to convince them. But I hope the voters judge my career fairly and don't look at one mistake."

Shin fracture sidelines Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler - chicagotribune.com

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Chicago Cubs top outfield prospect Jorge Soler has a stress fracture in his left shin and will be in a walking boot for four-to-six weeks, the team said Thursday.

DuPage County Makes Last-Minute Push For Cubs

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Choose DuPage, DuPage County’s development organization, has identified "at least two to four good sites and plan to sit down with Ricketts within 10 days...."

Chicago Cubs News: Ian Stewart's late night Twitter rant - chicagotribune.com

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What were Theo and Jed thinking when they traded actual major league supporting players for this d-bag?!

Scouts will be busy this summer looking at 2014 MLB Draft talent | MLB.com: News

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Mayo's NEW TOP 20 PROSPECTS. Here's the short list of potential Cubs first round pick candidates next year: 3. Alex Jackson, C, Rancho Bernardo HS, Calif.: A two-time participant in the Under Armour game, Jackson has some serious raw power from the right side and is a good leader with an accurate arm. 4. Touki Toussaint, RHP, Coral Springs Christian HS, Fla.: This Florida prepster is very athletic with a ton of arm strength, using a clean delivery to fire fastballs that can touch the mid-90s to go along with a hard downer curve. 5. Aaron Nola, RHP, Louisiana State: What's a Draft class without a top LSU arm? Nola was LSU's Friday starter this year, going 12-0 with a 1.68 ERA, striking out nearly a batter per inning while holding hitters to a .187 BAA. 6. Trea Turner, SS, N.C. State: He's a shortstop who can stay there, a leadoff hitter extraordinaire with plus-plus speed that allowed him to steal 84 bases in his first two seasons of college ball. 7. Nick Gordon, RHP/SS, Olympia HS, Fla.: The son of Tom and brother of Dee, Gordon is a legitimate two-way guy who can play shortstop and hit from the left side. He's athletic on the mound, too, with a low-90s fastball and a big curve.

Bob Brenly is ready for robot umps; farm report; & other stuff | Insiders

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Brenly doesn’t see why there can’t be a fifth umpire in a booth quickly reviewing calls on a bank of monitors in front of him. The way he sees it, it shouldn’t slow the game down. In fact, it might speed things up

Cicero offers Chicago Cubs 'lucrative deal' to move from Wrigley Field

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Free land "Cicero is willing to give the Ricketts family what they need to make the Cubs World Series contenders every year, not just once in a century," the letter says, referencing "limitless" possibilities there. "What's holding the team back is the stadium."

Cubs hire top Obama aides to sell Wrigley plan - Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago Business

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Cubs hired "270 Strategies" to run a grassroots campaign in the neighborhood to expand and modernize Wrigley. They're already calling people up and giving away free game tickets.

Soler benched by manager for not hustling

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Had been suspended for five games last month.

Louisville Slugger's New Maple Bats

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New distinctive sound and greater durability for maple bats with a new logo this year...

First Embeddable MLB Televised Game

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Al, have you seen this? Playing right now on Twitter, the first embeddable televised MLB game. Maybe we'll be able to watch the games on BCB soon?!

Chicago Athletic Club to anchor proposed Sheraton hotel across from Wrigley Field - Blogs On Sports - Crain's Chicago Business

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Chicago Athletic Club 40,000 square foot gym will lease two floors and be largest tenant of proposed hotel.

Chicago Cubs: Let Tom Ricketts spend his own money - chicagotribune.com

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Steve Rosenbloom actually not snarking the Cubs renovation plans.

Brett Jackson Has No Intention Of Going To Iowa

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But Jed Hoyer wants him to start the season there.

MLB June Draft Order Released

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Yankees could get 3 of first 36 picks.

Dempster turned down Royals 2/$26 offer

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Bob Dutton ‏@Royals_Report #Royals previously offered $26 million over two years to RHP Ryan Dempster but balked at request for three-year deal... I'm guessing Demp does not return to Cubs. Deal would have to be too rich especially with at least three teams already in pursuit.

Darwin Barney Named Top Fielding 2nd Baseman by Fielding Bible

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Got 8 of 10 first place votes. 96 out of possible 100 points.

Dusty Baker suffered a mini-stroke | HardballTalk

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No more toothpicks Dusty! Take good care of yourself.

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