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  1. Olt delivering on power potential

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Mike Olt hit his first home run this year off somebody not named Wandy Rodriguez, setting the tone on a cool Wrigley Field afternoon that did not seem inviting for long balls. Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo followed with their own...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  2. Cubs trade utility man Lillibridge to Yanks

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs announced Friday they traded utility man Brent Lillibridge to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and cash considerations. Lillibridge hasn't been on the 40-man roster since April, when he was designated...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. Darwin Barney wins Gold Glove award after record-setting season f...

    Doug Padilla

    Darwin Barney won the Gold Glove award after his record-setting season for the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012
  4. 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
  5. In a dark season, Rizzo represented light

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Just because the Chicago Cubs finished the season with 101 losses doesn't mean all hope is lost. Anthony Rizzo emerged as a flesh and blood representation of a brighter day, delivering extra-base hits, driving in runs and limiting his s...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  6. Cubs' revolving door now at 48 players used

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - It's no surprise the Cubs are close to breaking a club record for most players used in a season, the only shock is that somebody else has used more. When left-handed reliever Alex Hinshaw came on to make his Cubs debut in the seventh inn...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  7. Hinshaw finds Cubs offer much familiarity

    Doug Padilla

    MILWAUKEE -- It's the first day and already it has been an easy transition for new Chicago Cubs reliever Alex Hinshaw. One of Hinshaw's new teammates is Justin Germano, his classmate at Claremont (Calif.) High School. And as a current resident of...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  8. Cubs claim lefty Hinshaw from Padres

    Doug Padilla

    CINCINNATI -- The Chicago Cubs claimed left-handed reliever Alex Hinshaw off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Sunday. The former 15th-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants in 2005 was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA with the Padres this season in 3...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  9. Cubs promote Wilken, hire new scouting director

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs hired Jaron Madison as scouting director, replacing Tim Wilken who was promoted to special assistant to the president/general manager the team announced on Friday. Madison had the same position with the San Diego Padres...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  10. Cubs' offense unable to help rotation

    Doug Padilla

    The Chicago Cubs' starting staff has been gutted but it's the offense that is struggling to find its way. The losing streak hit eight games after Wednesday's 2-0 defeat to the San Diego Padres. The numbers from the winless six-game road trip to...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  11. Cubs make it official, add Brooks Raley

    Doug Padilla

    The Cubs made it official as they selected the contract of Brooks Raley from Triple-A Iowa and put Matt Garza on the disabled list, retroactive to July 28, with a right elbow stress reaction. The Cubs essentially announced the move this weekend, b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  12. After 4 K's, Jackson back for more

    Doug Padilla

    Brett Jackson was right back in the Cubs starting lineup Tuesday, one day after he struck out in all four trips to the plate. With David DeJesus returning to the leadoff spot against San Diego Padres right-hander Ross Ohlendorf, Jackson moved bac...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Padres 2, Cubs 0

    Doug Padilla

    After a 2-0 defeat to the San Diego Padres on Monday, the Cubs fell to 0-4 on the road trip and are now winless away from home against NL West teams this season. How it happened: Cubs rookie Brett Jackson made his debut in the leadoff spot and...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  14. Revived Cubs flatline in St. Louis

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- As quickly as the Chicago Cubs found success earlier this month, they seemed to take an even quicker route back to the depths of substandard play. So much for that recent sign of life as the Cubs were outscored 23-1 in a three-game se...

    Blog | July 22, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Cardinals 4, Cubs 1

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Cubs fell 4-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday in the opener of a three-game series and a six-game road trip. How it happened: Ryan Dempster saw his 33-inning scoreless streak come to an end in the first inning as he l...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  16. Dempster's streak ends at 33 innings

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- The first inning Friday was not kind to Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, who saw his 33-inning scoreless streak come crashing to a halt. Dempster, the subject of constant trade talk, had the streak on the line as he was making what...

    Blog | July 20, 2012