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  1. 2012 Cubs recap: Bench

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on the bench. CHICAGO -- There were many areas that led to the Chicago Cubs' slow start and ultimate crash in 2012, and the bench was not exempt from that group. The left-handed domina...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  2. 2012 Cubs recap: Right field

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position. Today he focuses on right field. CHICAGO -- Right field at Wrigley Field was where Bryan LaHair was sent to reinvent himself this past summer, just before the plug was pulled on one of the more curious se...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  3. 2012 Cubs recap: First base

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on first base. When Anthony Rizzo arrived on the scene in late June to join a floundering Chicago Cubs team, one skeptic marveled at all the fuss. "So um, what exactly is Riz...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  4. Cubs' LaHair is selfless to the very end

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- If Bryan LaHair doesn't end up returning to the Chicago Cubs next season, his final act was noble. He drew the curtain on 2012 with his game-ending single Wednesday in the bottom of the ninth inning that provided the Cubs will a rare sc...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Astros 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Bryan LaHair delivered a game-ending single on the last day of the season to give the Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros. HOW IT HAPPENED: The Cubs loaded the bases in the ninth inning with two outs before LaHair pulled a ball i...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  6. LaHair believes return to Cubs is 50-50

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - While the Cubs' season was no doubt disappointing, it was most peculiar for Bryan LaHair. The slugging left-handed hitter got off to an impressive start as basically the only hitter on the Cubs who was able to deliver in the early going....

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  7. No room for LaHair, this year or next

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Bryan LaHair was expected to be trade bait in the offseason and Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum's comments Monday did little to alter that perception. LaHair started the year as the Cubs' first baseman and earned an All-Star Game nod by...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  8. LaHair ends power drought with home run

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE - Bryan LaHair couldn't quite remember when he hit his last home run. "Well, it's been a while, I know that," he said. "I'm just battling right now and working hard behind the scenes and trying to get things figured out. I've been havin...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. Dempster deal still expected as clock ticks

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - With two days remaining before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Cubs are still in a holding pattern. The Cubs' two best trade chips, Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, have proved difficult to move over the past week. Dempster has trade vet...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  10. 10 things we learned from first half

    Doug Padilla

    1. Rizzo real deal: Anthony Rizzo has arrived, and while it has only been 12 games for the lefty slugger, it has been everything anybody could have hoped. He already has four home runs with a .688 slugging percentage and has essentially given everyth...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  11. All-Star LaHair showing some shine again

    Doug Padilla

    ATLANTA - Bryan LaHair seems intent on being at his best for his national close up next week. After a rough stretch in June that still didn't prevent him from earning a spot on the National League Star team, LaHair has started to heat up again an...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  12. LaHair could get NL starting nod at first

    Doug Padilla

    ATLANTA -Bryan LaHair's All-Star experience could get even more memorable with the possibility that he could be the National League starter at first base for next Tuesday's game. The Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto, who was voted by both fans and play...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  13. LaHair joins Castro as NL All-Star

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro was expected to be an All-Star for the Chicago Cubs, but the team with the worst winning percentage in baseball had a surprise waiting for them. Bryan LaHair was also named to the National League team for the July 10 game...

    Blog | July 01, 2012
  14. Cubs give lefty bats a rare opportunity

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - So much for that constantly changing Cubs lineup as manager Dale Sveum went with his everyday batting order despite going against a left-handed starter. Sveum has been altering his lineup to get in more right-handed bats against lefties,...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  15. Cubs could give LaHair a shot vs. a lefty

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' version of the-chicken-or-the-egg conundrum, or perhaps the-dog-chasing-its-tail predicament, has to do with Bryan LaHair. LaHair hasn't been able to play much against left-handers because he doesn't have the numbers t...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  16. LaHair says he's ready to adjust for Rizzo

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Bryan LaHair said Monday that he is more than happy to move to right field to make room in the lineup for Anthony Rizzo. LaHair and Rizzo talked this spring about the prospects of having two power-heavy left-handed bats in the lineup at...

    Blog | June 25, 2012