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After beating the Cardinals on April 13th, the Chicago Cubs have lost 6 straight games. Yesterday, the Cubs beat the Reds 6-1 to end their 6-game skid. Today they go for their first series win of the season, playing the Reds at 1:10 on WGN. Their win yesterday started off a bit shaky with Paul Maholm starting and giving up a double, walk, and single in the 1st. However, he battled and struck out the last tw ...

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Cubs vs Nationals: Opening Day Prediction

Opening Day is upon us, in fact, the Mariners and Athletics already kicked off the season in Japan. Our Chicago Cubs play their first regular season game this Thursday against the Washington Nationals. The series opens up at Wrigley Field at, of course, 1:20. The starting pitcher for the Cubs will be Ryan Dempster, and he will be opposing the young, but popular, Stephen Strasburg. The Cubs have announced th ...

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Boys In Blue Try to Bounce Back Against Jake Westbrook

In the wake of watching the Cubs miss what could have been a good chance at upgrading the future of the franchise, the team will focus on the present, and try to put a win on a record that doesn't bear repeating. Pitcher Ryan Dempster will toe the rubber against a hungry St. Louis Cardinal team that has a playoff berth in sight. ...

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The Spectacularly Solid Ryan Dempster

What makes 34 year-old pitchers like Ryan Dempster boring are to read and write about is that the Cubs' opening day starter lacks what closer Carlos Marmol oozes - volatility. While certainly not a team's prototypical number one starter, Dempster has done everything that the Cubs have asked of him - and more - for taking a chance on him when no other team would.  ...

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Dempster wants Quade to manage in 2011

After the Cubs rode Alfonso Soriano's bat to another win over the San Diego Padres, a couple of players decided to speak up for Mike Quade. Ryan Dempster and Marlon Byrd were both quoted as saying they want Quade to come back and be the full time manager in 2011. From The USA Today "He's been very upfront, very honest with all of us," pitcherRyan Dempster said after notching his 15th win. "He's been tremend ...

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Cubs 2011 Rotation Looks Like a Big Question Mark

Coming into the 2010 season, the Cubs knew they had one of the stronger starting rotations in the National League. Ryan Dempster established himself as a solid front of the rotation starter, Randy Wells was coming off a stellar rookie season, Carlos Zambrano lost a ton of weight, Carlos Silva had been moved across the mound, and Ted Lilly would only be delayed a few weeks. At the All-Star Break, the Cubs st ...

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