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  1. Anthony Rizzo says Chicago Cubs will win NL Central

    Jesse Rogers

    Not only did Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo not back down from his end of season comments about the Cubs making the playoffs in 2015, he upped the ante on Thursday, declaring them World Series worthy.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
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  4. Path to the playoffs: NL Central

    David Schoenfield

    For many, baseball is more exciting than ever. The sport has appeared to reach a level of parity never seen before. Just look at some of the early returns this offseason. Basically, every team is "going for it." OK, maybe not the Philadelphia Phillie...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Cubs will need more (experienced) offense to compete

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- So now that star pitcher Jon Lester is in the fold, can the Chicago Cubs really compete for the playoffs as soon as next year? Lester joins a team that got a bit more experienced with his addition, along with the additions of 31-year-...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  6. Kevin Cash honored to follow Joe Maddon as Tampa Bay Rays' manage...

    Kevin Cash says he is excited, not nervous, about replacing Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2014
  7. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  8. Why Cubs rank 4th in Future Power Ranks

    Jim Bowden

    The Chicago Cubs have had five consecutive losing seasons and haven't been to the playoffs since 2008. So why do they jump to fourth in our Future Power Ranks? Because things are changing on the North Side, and it's almost "go time" for this franchis...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  9. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Royals' win one of most dramatic ever

    David Schoenfield

    I didn't feel like I gave proper perspective to Tuesday's night wild-card game, so here's a quick follow-up post. How unlikely and dramatic was the Royals' win, considering they trailed 7-3 in the bottom of the eighth, 7-6 in the ninth and 8-7 in the...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  11. Will Theo's plan for Cubs in 2015 work?

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein's year-end press conference Tuesday went about as you would think. The Cubs are in a "compete and development" mode. It means they have a very outside chance at the postseason in 2015, but it's better th...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  12. Van Slykes have Cards-Dodgers rivalry covered

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- For nearly 30 years, some Los Angeles Dodgers fans have been bitter that Tommy Lasorda let Tom Niedenfuer pitch to Jack Clark with first base open. The man on deck saw it differently. Andy Van Slyke was only 24 years old then and he...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  13. Theo Epstein says Chicago Cubs' goal for 2015 season is NL Centra...

    Jesse Rogers

    The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  14. Cubs merit optimism, but playoffs in 2015 still a longshot

    Jesse Rogers

    Optimism was the key word emerging from the Chicago Cubs locker room as the offseason began, 106 years since their last championship. But optimism alone won't end that title drought. It's going to take a lot of hard work and, yes, some more patien...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  15. Starlin Castro to be ready for 2015

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- If the Chicago Cubs were in the playoff hunt right now, shortstop Starlin Castro says he would be playing, not still rehabbing an injury. Never one to sit out a game -- let alone three weeks -- the Cubs and Castro aren't taking any chanc...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  16. Cardinals-Cubs Preview

    Cardinals-Cubs Preview

    Preview | September 23, 2014
  17. Five things we learned Monday

    David Schoenfield

    Six days of regular-season baseball left. Barring a tie-breaker. Catch the latest standings, playoff odds and upcoming schedule at the Hunt for October page. 1. Andrew McCutchen is a baseball deity, conqueror of enemy moundsmen and lifeblood of Pi...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  18. Cubs come across ideal offensive blueprint

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Over one long weekend series, the Chicago Cubs caught an in-your-face glimpse of who they aspire to be one day one day in the future. The playoff-contending Los Angeles Dodgers slugged their way to a series victory, even when their top ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014