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  1. Playing time, not record, a surprise

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If you're overly surprised by the Chicago Cubs' 5-12 record three weeks into the season then you must be an overly optimistic person. The season is going about as planned. Sure, there was always a chance they would employ a closer who ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  2. Too soon to tell Junior Lake's future

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Junior Lake might be one of the more intriguing prospects to come through the Chicago Cubs system in a while. Throughout his minor league career he's received mixed reviews from scouts, who could always see that the tools were there for hi...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  3. Castillo aims to keep starting catcher job

    Jesse Rogers

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- If there is one position the Chicago Cubs seemingly are always trying to find a long-term starter for it's arguably at catcher. With Geovany Soto long gone, this year they'll turn to 25-year-old Welington Castillo. Cubs manager ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  4. Cubs' Barney adding a little power to mix

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - At this point, if it isn't bolted down it seems like it could be traded, but Darwin Barney has a good chance of staying with the Chicago Cubs past July. There is always the chance he could be thrown into the mix to sweeten a deal -- and...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  5. Former Chicago Cubs Gary Scott struggles to redefine his life aft...

    Tim Struby

    There's always tomorrow for Chicago Cubs fans. But there's only yesterday for former thirdbaseman Gary Scott.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  6. espnW -- Tis the season for Major League Baseball call-ups

    Sarah Spain

    With Anthony Rizzo set to make his debut on the North Side, Sarah Spain uses this week's "That's What She Said," to offer a few more names who could see the big leagues soon.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  7. Hector Santiago, Heath Bell, J.J. Putz among struggling closers w...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft looks at teams that have setup men who could take over for struggling closers sooner rather than later.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  8. Ricketts talks free agency, Theo and more

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts met with reporters on Tuesday and touched on a variety of subjects. On going after a big-ticket free agents: "Like I've always said, there is one person making decisions and one person accountable for those resul...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  9. Newest Pittsburgh Pirates Derrek Lee, Ryan Ludwick to debut Monda...

    There was a time -- really any time in the last 18 years -- when Derrek Lee knows getting traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates was like being sent to baseball's version of purgatory.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  10. Games We're Watching -- A game a century in the making

    Sarah Spain

    The Cubs and the Red Sox last met at Fenway in the 1918 World Series. Tonight, nearly a century later, they'll meet again in Boston for the opener of a three-game set. If you don't dig baseball, there's always hoops and hockey this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2011
  11. Danny Valencia, Danny Espinosa, Carlos Ruiz among potential surpr...

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan H. Cockcroft picks out one 'fantasy unsung hero' from each team who could shine in September.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2010
  12. Fantasy Camp Notes: Howry, Rivera get good news

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell has the fantasy spin on the latest spring training news, including the leader for the Cubs saves, and a new position for Juan Rivera.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2008
  13. Cubs have the look of winners

    Jayson Stark

    Forget about those 99 years of heartbreak and misery. This is beginning to look like a magical season for the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2007
  14. Cubs will put up statue of Banks for Opening Day 2008

    For 19 years, shortstop Ernie Banks was a fixture at Wrigley Field. Now, the team will make sure "Mr. Cub" will always be there to greet fans.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2007
  15. Yankees will be rolling come October

    Jayson Stark

    Who will be this year's version of last season's White Sox and Astros? Jayson Stark polled a bunch of baseball people to find out.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2006
  16. Marlins' hopes slip-sliding away

    Jayson Stark

    The Marlins were all but eliminated Monday after splitting a doubleheader with the Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2004