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Cubs GM Jed Hoyer Enjoyed Anthony Rizzo's 'Respect Me' Show Of Emotion

(CBS) In the aftermath of his game-winning bloop RBI single in the eighth inning against the Nationals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series on Monday, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo screamed “respect me!” The roar came after Rizzo had thought Nationals manager Dusty Baker might signal to intentionally walk him with first base open, two outs and the game on the line. 350 more words

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A Hint At Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana Starting First 2 Games Of NLDS? Jed Hoyer Calls Recent Form 'Important Factor'

(CBS) As the Cubs continue to debate how to configure their pitching rotation against the Nationals in the National League Division Series, general manager Jed Hoyer acknowledged that recent form is a crucial factor. 311 more words

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Indians' 'Amazing' 21-Game Winning Streak Has Caught Attention Of Jed Hoyer, Cubs

(CBS) Given their ties to and close friendship with Indians manager Terry Francona, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein have found the televisions around their offices tuned into American League games more often than usual. 279 more words

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Cubs' Superstitious, Good-Luck Cake Returned After Team Was Swept By Brewers

(CBS) Much was made of the Cubs front office’s superstitious habit of eating cake during the team’s run to a championship in 2016. After the consumption of it coincided with the Cubs’ win in Game 5 of the World Series after they trailed the series 3-1, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein went so far as to have the specific cake shipped to Cleveland for Game 6 and Game 7 from the nearest Levy’s catering facility, which was a couple hours away in Pittsburgh. 378 more words

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Cubs Hire Will Venable As Special Assistant

(CBS) The Cubs have hired nine-year MLB veteran Will Venable as a special assistant to the president/general manager.

The 34-year-old Venable will have a hand in all facets of the team’s baseball operations department, including visiting minor league affiliates, evaluating prospects in advance of the draft and assisting at the big league level. 100 more words

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Jed Hoyer: 'Of Course' Cubs Are Keeping Door Open For Jake Arrieta's Return

(CBS) The prevailing thought in many baseball circles is that the Cubs will let right-hander Jake Arrieta walk when he hits free agency this November. 295 more words

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Jed Hoyer: Cubs 'Involved' In Justin Verlander Trade Talks, But Tigers Wanted Astros' Prospects

(CBS) The Cubs remained “involved” in trade talks with the Tigers surrounding right-hander Justin Verlander until he was dealt to the Astros late Thursday night, general manager Jed Hoyer confirmed Friday morning. 547 more words

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