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Starter Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 20, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Hanley: Cubs Can’t ‘Tune Out The Noise’ If They Don’t Deal Dempster

It was only about six weeks ago that Cubs president Theo Epstein said he and his staff had to “tune out the noise” from fans and media as they went about building the team into something akin to championship caliber. Better buy some ear plugs.

670 The Score–07/30/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Unfortunate Case Of Ryan Dempster

What has been quite unexpected in the Cubs quest to get as much in return for Dempster as possible is the Cubs starter going from affable in the process to difficult to downright sabotaging.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Amid Trade Rumors, Dempster, Cubs Fall To Pirates

Kevin Correia, in jeopardy of losing his spot in Pittsburgh’s crowded starting rotation, pitched six effective innings Wednesday and Garrett Jones hit a tiebreaking double to lead the Pirates to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

670 The Score–07/25/2012

Ryan Dempster

Braves Have Reportedly ‘Moved On’ From Dempster Trade

According to a report, the Braves have made Ryan Dempster’s decision for him: they’re moving on.

670 The Score–07/25/2012

Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dempster In No Rush To Approve Trade

Ryan Dempster is in no hurry to approve a trade.

670 The Score–07/24/2012

Starter Ryan Dempster #46 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on July 20, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Dempster Denies Trade To Braves

Multiple outlets are reporting the Cubs have traded Ryan Dempster to the Braves.

670 The Score–07/23/2012

Paul Maholm #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches to the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on July 4, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cubs Hit 3 Homers, Beat Braves 5-1

Bryan LaHair, Jeff Baker and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs continued their success against Atlanta by beating the Braves 5-1 on Wednesday night.


Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs turns a double play over Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning at Turner Field on July 3, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Jones Has 5 Hits, 4 RBIs As Braves Beat Cubs 10-3

Newly chosen All-Star Chipper Jones delivered his first five-hit game in a decade, driving in four runs Tuesday night and leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 10-3.


The new LED scoreboard at Wrigley Field is causing problems for the opposing bullpen during night games. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs LED Scoreboard Still A Problem For Opposing Teams

The Milwaukee Brewers were the first team to complain about the brand new LED scoreboard in right field at Wrigley Field and they aren’t the only team.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2012

Paul Maholm. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Maholm Wins Fourth Straight For Cubs

Paul Maholm outpitched Tim Hudson to win his fourth straight start, Bryan LaHair hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

Kerry Wood. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Video: Kerry Wood Throws Glove Into Stands, Snaps On Reporter

Now it’s Kerry Wood’s turn to swear at a reporter.

670 The Score–05/09/2012

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward scores a run as Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto waits for the throw in the fifth inning on May 8, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wood Gives Up Game Winning Runs, Cubs Fall To Braves 3-1

Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Tuesday night.


David Shotkoski was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985. He was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 1995 while he was in spring training. (Family Photo)

Murder Victim’s Parents Angry Killer Set Free 10 Years Early

A convicted killer was let out of a Florida prison Tuesday, 10 years earlier than expected. The man he murdered was a Chicago native his parents said they’re shocked and angry to hear the news of the killer’s release.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

Chipper Jones. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Photo: Chipper Jones Is Fat

At one time, Chipper Jones was one of the best third basemen in the game – it seems like those days are long, long gone.

670 The Score–02/22/2012

Greg Walker gives Mark Buehrle a farewell hug. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Greg Walker: ‘We Should Have Never Been Back For 2011’

Former White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker admitted that players were affected by the drama last season and said there was a sentiment in the clubhouse that the coaching staff should never have come back for 2011.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Greg Walker hugs mark Buehrle Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Walker To Serve As Braves Hitting Coach

Now, according to a USA Today report, Walker will have a second chance as the hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Red Sox players leave the dugout after losing Wednesday night. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Muller: Boston’s Collapse Makes ’69 Cubs Failure Look Pedestrian

“Pathetic” is the only word to describe the collapse of the Boston Red Sox. And they won’t get any sympathy from Chicago Cubs fans.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Evan Longoria celebrates his walk-off home run that put the Rays in the playoffs. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Crazy Night In Baseball Ends With Two Major Collapses

A benchwarmer hitting .108 saves Tampa Bay. A $142 million star lets it slip away for Boston. A rookie closer falters in Atlanta. An ace delivers for St. Louis.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

Tim Wakefield. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Red Sox, Braves On Verge Of Historic Collapses

Never in the long history of Major League Baseball has any team held a lead in September of eight games or more for a postseason berth and failed to clinch.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza reacts after walking in a run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

McCann’s 2 HRs Lift Braves Over Cubs 8-3

Atlanta’s Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the seventh for his eighth career multi-homer game.