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  1. 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
  2. All-Star Rizzo now leading way for Cubs

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- That on-field dust-up the Chicago Cubs had with the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday was all part of Anthony Rizzo's master plan to get to the All-Star Game. "You know, I knew there was 30 minutes left in the Final Vote, and I didn't hit a h...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Sveum: Wouldn't have changed a thing

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Former Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum had nothing bad to say Friday about his time on the North Side, but did suggest that his candor wasn't always appreciated. Back in Chicago this weekend as the hitting coach for the Kansas City Royal...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  4. Rizzo learning to conquer his fears

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- We all must overcome our fears and it has been no different for Anthony Rizzo in his quest to become a more complete power hitter. It has taken a while, but as Rizzo has learned to not worry about the potential of looking bad on a two-s...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 8, Reds 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs ended a five-game losing streak Saturday with an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. How it happened: Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Starlin Castro all delivered RBIs in the first three innings to get the Cubs started. ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  6. Castro filling role of run producer -- for now

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Just because Starlin Castro has been more productive hitting in lineup spots after the cleanup man doesn't mean he has found a permanent lineup home. Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday that if he has to commit to anything, ...

    Blog | April 19, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 14, Astros 6

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs closed out their second series triumph of the month with a 14-6 victory Sunday over the Houston Astros. How it happened: The Cubs reached double digits in hits by the fifth inning and double digits in runs by the sevent...

    Blog | June 23, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Theo: Castro struggle part of development

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs are hoping that the current step backward being exhibited by Starlin Castro will mean two steps forward in the near future. A career .297 hitter with a .336 on-base percentage when the season began, Castro has stumbled ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 4

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs lost for the second consecutive day on the heels of a six-game winning streak, falling 8-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. HOW IT HAPPENED: Edwin Jackson's struggles continued as the right-hander gave up seven ru...

    Blog | June 02, 2013
  12. 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
  13. After injury, Baez acknowledges support

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Top Chicago Cubs infield prospect Javier Baez showed appreciation to his most ardent supporters not long after a thumb injury essentially ended his Arizona Fall League season. Baez injured his left thumb Saturday and the Cubs are checkin...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  14. In Giants, Cubs see latest blueprint

    Doug Padilla

    If a "foundation for sustained success" is what Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein wants to build, he knows where to look for the latest and trendiest model. The San Francisco Giants just won their second World Series title in three seasons and t...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  15. 2012 Cubs recap: Shortstop

    Doug Padilla

    Doug Padilla reviews the Cubs by position this week. Today he focuses on shortstop. CHICAGO -- Starlin Castro got off to a hot start in 2012, got in a little over his head for a stretch and then got paid, officially cementing himself as one of th...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  16. Revived Castro will play in all 162

    Doug Padilla

    CHCIAGO -- Chicago Cubs first-year manager Dale Sveum might have been hardest on Starlin Castro this season, but he also showed him the utmost respect. Although Sveum didn't exactly come out and say it, he suggested that Castro will end up playing...

    Blog | October 01, 2012