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  1. Slight wobble can't derail Cubs' bullpen

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - After 11 innings from their relievers against the team with the best record in baseball, everybody in the Chicago Cubs' bullpen was walking tall Sunday, even the guy who nearly let it all get away. Kevin Gregg might have blown the save w...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  2. Road still winding for Javier Baez

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- One day after Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez hit a home run on his first Double-A swing, the moment was still a topic of conversation at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum, though, was keeping it all in perspective, saying he had ...

    Blog | July 07, 2013
  3. Sveum gives nod to expanded replay

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- By all accounts, Dale Sveum seems to be a baseball purist, although the Chicago Cubs manager is also a huge fan of the NFL and it puts him in a quandary when it comes to replay. One day after two umpire calls went against the Cubs in th...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  4. Cubs roster move coming soon

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are expected to make a roster move as soon as Sunday evening and at least before Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers Currently operating with 13 pitchers, the Cubs are looking for more position-player flexibili...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  5. Castro put through extra fielding drills

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- A day after committing his 12th error of the season, easily the most among National League shortstops, the Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro was doing extra work on his fielding before Sunday's game. Castro made a fielding error in the third...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  6. Calls bring focus back to offense

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs can talk all they want about what was taken away from them in the eighth inning Saturday, the fact is that the discussion continues to revert back to an offense that is anything but opportunistic. Apparent blown calls b...

    Blog | June 22, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Stock on rise for Cubs starter Matt Garza

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Trade rumors surrounding Matt Garza will only grow now that the Chicago Cubs right-hander has been dominating for two consecutive outings. How will Garza handle the chatter moving forward? "I'm looking forward to the next five days,"...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  9. Castillo's hot bat on the bench

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Welington Castillo is actually one of the few Chicago Cubs players swinging a hot bat, although he found himself on the bench for Friday's opener of a brief three-game homestand. Castillo went 7-for-17 (.412) on the just-concluded seven-...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. Approach at plate has Sveum alarmed

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum altered the lineup a bit Friday, but what he really wants is an altered approach at the plate. With the Cubs mired in an offensive funk, Sveum was hoping that his lineup specific for left-handed opposing s...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  11. Theo: Roster to blame, not Sveum

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- With criticism of Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum growing, team president of baseball operations Theo Epstein moved Thursday to blame a flawed roster, and not the guy who fills out the lineup card, for the club's current struggles. Read...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  12. Theo Epstein of Chicago Cubs blames roster, not Dale Sveum for lo...

    Doug Padilla

    With criticism of Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum growing, team president of baseball operations Theo Epstein moved Thursday to blame a flawed roster, and not the guy who fills out the lineup card, for the club's current struggles.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  13. Jackson says he's better than this

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Things could be worse for the Chicago Cubs' Edwin Jackson. He isn't Carlos Marmol, after all. It's hard to say, though, that a pitcher brought in for four years and $52 million could be having a more disappointing season. Jackson would ...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  14. Starlin Castro hits 500 milestone

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The 23-year-old Starlin Castro took the field Sunday for his 500th career game with the Chicago Cubs, making him a kid and a veteran all at the same time. The shortstop, who has loads of talent but is prone to the occasional mental laps...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  15. Stewart not a threat for Cubs duo

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- A day after Ian Stewart was optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum made it clear that Cody Ransom and Luis Valbuena do not need to be looking over their shoulders. "(Stewart) is down there as a Triple-A player now," ...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  16. Offense getting into swing of things

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Home is where the hits are for the Chicago Cubs whose offensive revival has come during a long stretch of play at Wrigley Field. The Cubs entered Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds with a .286 batting average over their last ei...

    Blog | May 04, 2013