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  1. How will Cubs deal with SS surplus?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs acquired prospect Addison Russell from the Oakland Athletics, the team suddenly found itself with three shortstops in the organization that could all potentially be long-term starters at the position. But while some rumors surfa...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. Could Castro be on the move?

    AJ Mass

    When the Chicago Cubs got shortstop prospect Addison Russell in the deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics, some people saw that as a sign that Starlin Castro's days in a Cubs uniform might be numbered. As Daryl ...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  3. Are Castro's days in Chicago numbered?

    AJ Mass

    After the Chicago Cubs made big headlines by trading away pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package that included highly-touted shortstop prospect Addison Russell, the team was ecstatic about their new acquisiti...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  4. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  5. Castro's slow start already forcing change

    AJ Mass

    It's a long season and nobody should be too upset with a player who may have started slow out of the gate. That said, there's already a little bit of grumbling coming out of Chicago as it relates to shortstop Starlin Castro's slow start. Castro w...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  6. Could Castro change positions?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have decided that shortstop prospect Javier Baez will start the season at the Triple-A level, but assuming his progress continues, he is expected to make his debut at some point this summer. What does that mean for current Cubs short...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  7. Deciding on divisive fantasy players

    Keith Law

    Every year, a certain number of fantasy players create a big debate among fantasy owners. We asked Keith Law to give his thoughts on some questions surrounding some of this year's most divisive guys. Q: Jacoby Ellsbury seems to be the one person f...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  8. Why Cubs won't rush Baez

    Doug Mittler

    Once the Chicago Cubs announced that Starlin Castro would be out 7-10 days with a hamstring strain, it was only natural to speculate whether top prospect Javier Baez would now get a chance to be the Opening Day shortstop. But, as Jesse Rogers of E...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. 10 undervalued fantasy targets

    Jim Bowden

    Most fantasy baseball players are going to have the usual suspects atop their draft boards: Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen. However, to "win" drafts, the key is to find the undervalued players. Perhaps a player is coming off of an ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  10. Cubs new manager will connect quickly

    Buster Olney

    Rick Renteria dreams in two languages: Spanish and English. This is not unusual for folks who know more than one language. But when he speaks in his sleep loud enough to wake up his wife, there's one common denominator. He's talking about baseball. ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  11. How Chicago Cubs can make the playoffs in 2015 - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at what the Cubs need to do in order to compete for a playoff spot in 2015, and it involves signing Masahiro Tanaka.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2013
  12. Court case clouds Castro's comeback?

    AJ Mass

    Last season was the worst one of Starlin Castro's young career, by far, from a statistical standpoint. He hit just .245, with only 44 RBIs, and a career-low nine steals. Following news that Castro is being sued, some may fear that Castro's chances at...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. Bits: Heyward out; Cubs' Castro slumping

    Eric Karabell

    It's really a shame that Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward had his jaw broken by a Jonathon Niese pitch Wednesday afternoon, because Heyward was playing well, and now his regular season is likely over. Oh, you won't find his name among the top ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  14. How Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum can build momentum for 2014 -...

    Manny Acta

    Manny Acta writes that despite the Chicago Cubs' struggles this season, there are steps manager Dale Sveum can take over the next two months to set the team up for success in 2014. It starts with fixing Starlin Castro.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  15. What's wrong with Starlin Castro?

    Eric Karabell

    Monday was a big night for a potential future stud Chicago Cubs shortstop, as top prospect Javier Baez bashed four home runs in a 9-6 win for Class A Daytona over Fort Myers, becoming only the second Florida State League player in 94 years to hit fou...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  16. Chicago Cubs moving in right direction - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains why Theo Epstein has the Chicago Cubs moving in the right direction, pointing to player acquisitions (such as Anthony Rizzo) as part of the reason.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013