Connect with us

Chicago Cubs

Tom Ricketts Says Sammy Sosa Not Welcomed Back Yet

Published

on

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says that former major league outfielder Sammy Sosa needs to be honest with the team regarding performance-enhancing drug use before he will be welcomed back.

“Players from that era owe us a little bit of honesty” Ricketts said during the Cubs’ annual fan convention, according to ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers.

“The only way to turn that page is to put everything on the table.”

Sosa has long denied PED use, even though it is widely believed that he used PEDS. Sosa testified under oath before Congress in 2005 that he did not use PEDs.

Ricketts is open to moving forward with Sosa.

“I think we have to be sympathetic to that era…but the players owe us some honesty, too.”

Sosa belted 545 homers during his 13-year run with Chicago from 1992 through 2004, highlighted by his home-run battle with St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire in 1998, who finished with a then-record 70 while Sosa notched 66.

Despite Hall of Fame numbers, Sosa’s assumed PED use has deterred voters from electing him.

Nowadays, people are more shocked by Sosa’s drastically different appearance than any perceived Hall of Fame “snub”.

 

Continue Reading

Chicago Cubs

Cubs’ Addison Russell Receives 40-Game Suspension

Published

on

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been suspended without pay for 40 games, retroactive to September 21st, the date he was placed on administrative leave, under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, according to ESPN Chicago’s Jesse Rogers.

The league formally announced the suspension on Wednesday, and Russell will not appeal the suspension.

Russell was placed on administrative leave back in September amid allegations of physical and verbal abuse brought forward by his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy.

“My office has completed its investigation into the allegations that Addison Russell violated Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” Manfred said in a statement. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Russell violated the Policy and should be subject to discipline in the form of an unpaid suspension that will cover 40 games.”

Continue Reading

Chicago Cubs

Cubs Acquire Terrance Gore

Published

on

The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Terrance Gore from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations, according to an announcement from the organization on Wednesday.

Gore, 27, will bring the Cubs a  legit base-stealing threat.

Gore is likely to start off his run with the Cubs in their minor league system as they eye using him as a weapon in the playoffs, and could be called up when rosters officially are expanded for the stretch run in September.

Continue Reading

Chicago Cubs

Cubs Sign Jorge De La Rosa

Published

on

The Chicago Cubs have signed left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, according to a team announcement (h/t MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat)

In corresponding moves, the Cubs transferred starting pitcher Yu Darivish to the 6-day disabled list and left-hander Randy Rosario, who has pitched to a 3.00 ERA so far this season, was designated for assignment.

De La Rosa was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this week after struggling to a 4.63 ERA this season.

 

Continue Reading

Trending