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  1. Cubs duo aware of 'sophomore jinx'

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- Gordon Beckham doesn't pretend it wasn't scary. Any major league baseball player coming off a great rookie year would be lying if he said he didn't think about it. From Mark Fidrych to Steve Sax to Joe Charboneau to Kerry Wood, the ...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  2. Dempster pleased with four quick innings

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- Ryan Dempster said he accomplished what he wanted to in the Cubs' 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Sunday, getting out of his four-inning start with a minimum of work. Dempster faced 15 batters, allowing one earned run on three hits ...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  3. Chicago Cubs Tyler Colvin, Starlin Castro look to avoid falling i...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Chicago Cubs Tyler Colvin, Starlin Castro look to avoid falling into a sophomore slump.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2011
  4. Cubs getting ready to run?

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- Cubs manager Mike Quade vowed the team would run more this season despite the fact that the Cubs ranked 15th in the National League last season with 56 stolen bases. This spring they have just three in seven games, while the Pittsb...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  5. Quade knows challenge of Wrigley walls

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- Talking about Alfonso Soriano's strong work ethic, his quick start at the plate this spring -- including going to the opposite field more often -- and his eagerness to improve, led to Cubs manager Mike Quade reminiscing Sunday about on...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  6. Quade takes charge

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- Mike Quade was talking Friday about college basketball, asking really, because he hasn't had a lot of spare time to surf the web and scan sports sections, as he has in recent springs. "All I had to worry about was which guy to send ...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  7. Potential Cubs starters inconsistent

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- The battle for the fourth and fifth spots in the rotation continued somewhat raggedly but in earnest Saturday with Randy Wells relieving Andrew Cashner and earning the win in the Cubs 9-4 victory over San Diego. "It was a good day," s...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  8. Melissa Isaacson: Mike Quade is showing Cubs vets he's willing to...

    Melissa Isaacson

    It would be wrong to portray Mike Quade's Cubs as being in disarray.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2011
  9. Quade praises Garza's toughness

    Melissa Isaacson

    MESA, Ariz. -- Cubs manager Mike Quade was still raving Saturday morning about Matt Garza's two scoreless innings against the Royals Friday despite being hit in the back by a line drive off the bat of Jeff Francoeur. The shot dropped Garza to his kne...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  10. Composure makes Ramirez successful

    Melissa Isaacson

    Remember when Aramis Ramirez didn't hustle? Remember when anyone cared? "Eleven years later, people are still saying that, and I'm still here," Ramirez said with a smile in Mesa recently. "They say that since I make it to the big leagues, so I don...

    Blog | March 30, 2010
  11. Melissa Isaacson: Composure makes Chicago Cubs' Aramis Ramirez su...

    Melissa Isaacson

    His composure has made Ramirez the Cubs' best hitter.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2010
  12. Chicago Cubs LHP Sean Marshall accepts reliever role but wants to...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Cubs pitcher Sean Marshall accepts his relief role but wants to be a starter.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  13. Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano happily embracing discipline...

    Melissa Isaacson

    Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is embracing a new sense of discipline.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2010