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  1. Tide starting to turn for Rizzo

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo has not even played a full season in the major leagues and already the Chicago Cubs' middle-of-the-order presence knows the value of pacing yourself for a long season. It's not that he has become indifferent to struggles. ...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  2. New Cubs pitcher looking to find a home

    Doug Padilla

    ST. LOUIS -- New Chicago Cubs pitcher Justin Germano started Friday's game out in the bullpen, but he was ready to do much more if it came down to it. Germano was acquired by the Cubs from the Boston Red Sox on Thursday for cash considerations. Th...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  3. Cubs doing all the little things ... to lose

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- At some point the Chicago Cubs tend to figure out how to let things slip away. Sometimes it's a solid pitching performance that gets no support. Other times it's a late rally that falls short. On occasion there has been the bullpen melt...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  4. If this is it, Dempster going out with a bang

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Ryan Dempster continues to pitch like he's going to be here forever. He knows no other way. The reality is that Dempster's lifespan with the Chicago Cubs figures to be no longer than six weeks and could be much shorter. As one of the fe...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. Cubs to ride out Valbuena at third base

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart out indefinitely, Luis Valbuena will likely get the bulk of the starts. Valbuena, who was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, was in the starting lineup for the second consecutive day Fr...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  6. Cubs took lumps on 7,000-mile odyssey

    Doug Padilla

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The final numbers from a brutal three-week stretch that saw the Chicago Cubs play 16 road games and log nearly 7,000 air miles were not pretty. The Cubs lost 14 of those 16 road games, including 10 consecutive at one point. They wen...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  7. Cubs to discuss Rizzo's eventual arrival

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo's much-anticipated debut in a Chicago Cubs uniform could come in less than three weeks. The power-hitting and slick-fielding first baseman, who has been tearing up the Pacific Coast League with 14 home runs and a .353 batt...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  8. New Cubs reliever Bowden hits jackpot

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Two days after he was taken off the Boston Red Sox's roster, Michael Bowden pointed his truck in the direction of the Chicago area and while driving home he dared to dream a little dream. It was as if the Oswego, Ill., resident bought a...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  9. Cubs still hoping Rodrigo Lopez will return

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The addition of recently-acquired Michael Bowden to the Cubs bullpen Monday cost Rodrigo Lopez his spot on the roster. Lopez was designated for assignment by the Cubs, just as Bowden was by the Boston Red Sox before he was traded Saturd...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  10. Campana says he's bunt contest favorite

    Doug Padilla

    MESA, Ariz. -- Tony Campana is pretty certain who is the favorite in the first ever Cubs bunt contest. "I think I am," Campana said before heading off to take another round of batting practice Wednesday afternoon. Campana's teammates aren't so ...

    Blog | February 22, 2012