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Numbers say that Starlin Castro's patience won't improve as he ages
Patience is a virtue for hitters, but it's not a trait that's learned easily. Older hitters tend to be more patient than younger players, but impatient hitters don't suddenly become walking men.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Players Under 25
When Theo Epstein took over Baseball Operations for the Cubs in 2011, the organization was in shambles.
Baez turning heads at Cubs camp
Hitting 37 home runs last year, and that doesn't even include home runs on three consecutive pitches in spring training, tends to put the focus on a prospect like Baez, the 2011 first-round pick for the Chicago Cubs who is all of 21. "Obviously, he's an exciting player, as you guys all have seen," manager Rick Renteria said.
Cubs Injury Update: Sweeney, Castro, Arrieta all progressing well
Feb 14, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta looks at gloves during camp at Chicago Cubs training facility at Mesa .
Lindholm: Evaluating Top Under-25 Players Of White Sox, Cubs
Baseball Prospectus published an article recently ranking every team's top 10 players under the age of 25, including both players with major league experience and those still in the minors.
The Glass Eye: MLB Preview Part One - The Bottom 10
March is here, spring training is in full force, and it's time for the annual Glass Eye MLB preview.
Cubs' Sweeney leaves in 2nd with knee soreness
The Cubs received a scare Sunday when right fielder Ryan Sweeney left in the top of the second inning with what was announced as right knee soreness.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Rock Hill Herald
Nate Schierholtz's homer powers Cubs past Reds 9-0
Schierholtz's drive off Alfredo Simon followed a walk to Donnie Murphy in the first inning.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Carrasco strikes out 6, Indians beat Cubs
Edwin Jackson allowed three runs and four hits in three innings for the Cubs as Carlos Carrasco struck out six of the 12 batters he faced in leading the Cleveland Indians by a Chicago split-squad 7-2 today.
The Miami Herald
Starlin Castro's goal: play all 162 games with Cubs
Missing two weeks because of a left hamstring injury in spring training didn't stop Starlin Castro from playing 161 games last season.
Breakout Performances from the Cubs' First Two Weeks of Spring Training
Coming into spring training this MLB season, the Chicago Cubs have some decisions to make regarding roster spots.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Cubs' newest celebrity Javy Baez: Foul balls to long balls
Former Cy Young Award winner Rick Sutcliffe has been a conspicuous daily figure during practice the last two weeks at Cubs spring training.
Theo Epstein's Patience Is About to Pay off Big for Chicago Cubs
When you think of patience and the Chicago Cubs , usually it's about the fans who have waited more than a century to see this lovably inept franchise win a championship.
Jake Peavy: Cutting To The Quick
You're well aware by this point that Jake Peavy almost cut his finger off with a fishing knife.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Chicago Cubs' Starting Pitching Options Thinning Out?
After the Oscars, can you imagine if John Travolta had to call play-by-play for a Jeff Samardzija start? One can only imagine the botched pronunciations that would occur, like shades of Harry Caray on the call.
2014 Fantasy Baseball NL-Only Shortstop Rankings
Here's a look at the 2014 Lester's Legends' shortstop rankings for NL-only fantasy baseball leagues.
Predicting Chicago Cubs' Opening Day 25-Man Roster
Even the most optimistic observers could not look at the current Chicago Cubs roster and think they will be serious competitors in 2014.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt powers Cubs to 6-4 win over Athletics
Justin Ruggiano hit a two-run homer and an RBI double, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-4 win Tuesday over an Oakland Athletics split-squad.
The Miami Herald
Starlin Castro says there's room for Javier Baez
As far as Starlin Castro is concerned, there will be room for him and top prospect Javier Baez in the same lineup even though currently they both play shortstop.
Readers' Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
This is not a contending team by any stretch, but I can see the potential to flirt with .500 and be listed as a wild-card possibility.