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22 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Are there five good things about the Cubs so far?

If Jeff Samardzija's excellent pitching continues, he'll bring the Cubs better prospects when he's traded this summer.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jeff Samardzija, Masahiro Tanaka, Chicago, IL

Mon Apr 14, 2014


MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 MLB Teams Stand After 2 Weeks

That said, here in the early going, there is an extra factor that comes into play: expectations entering the season.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Brad Hand, Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball, Emilio Bonifacio, Dallas Keuchel, Brett Oberholtzer

Rant Sports

Chicago Cubs Will Be Major Players If Jon Lester Reaches Free Agency

According to Ken Rosenthal of, the Boston Red Sox recently offered their ace left-handed pitcher Jon Lester a four-year extension worth somewhere between $70 and $80 million.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Welington Castillo, Arismendy Alcantara

Major League Baseball

Soriano's friendship invaluable to Starlin, young Cubs

Former Cub Alfonso Soriano took Chicago shortstop Starlin Castro under his wing when Castro was called up in 2010.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Alfonso Soriano, Bernie Williams, Major League Baseball

Sun Apr 13, 2014

How the Chicago Cubs will make the playoffs

The Chicago Cubs have not been to the postseason since 2008. It seems to be expected that they will not make it again this year.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, James Russell, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Cashner

The Washington Post

Rizzo homers in Cubs' 6-4 loss to Cardinals

Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo is congratulated by teammate Starlin Castro, right, after Rizzo's two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Matt Carpenter, Lance Lynn, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Trevor Rosenthal


Fantasy baseball News & Notes: The strange case of Domonic Brown

In our daily fantasy baseball news and notes column, we'll be discussing hot topics in the fantasy baseball world, as well as offering up tidbits of information to help you set your lineup.


Related Topix: Sports, Domonic Brown, Baseball Players, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd

Sports Network

Red-hot Brewers go for sweep in Pittsburgh

They go after their ninth straight win on Sunday when they close out a three- game set with the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Aramis Ramirez, Carlos Gomez, Charlie Morton

Prince George Citizen

Eric Stults pitches into 6th, Tommy Medica hits 2-run homer to help Padres beat Cubs 7-1

Eric Stults pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Tommy Medica hit a two-run homer off Carlos Villanueva, sending the San Diego Padres to a 7-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Anthony Rizzo, Tommy Medica, San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball, Welington Castillo, Chris Denorfia

On the Pirates: Inside the early surge of Pedro Alvarez

The maturation of a power hitter, as history has shown time and again, is nowhere near a science, but much closer to an art.


Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Descalso starts at shortstop, capitalizes with two hits

Daniel Descalso snapped an 0-for-10 start to the season with two hits in the Cardinals' 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.


Related Topix: Sports, Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Baseball Players, Shane Robinson, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Carpenter, Wainwright help Cardinals top Cubs 10-4

It was hardly a vintage performance by Wainwright , who helped his own cause with an RBI single.


Related Topix: Sports, Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright

Sports Network

HRs by Alvarez, Snider lift Pirates over Cubs

Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider homered in a five-run seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday afternoon.


Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, James Russell, Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates, Jason Grilli

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rosenthal call fails, Cardinals lose to Cubs in 11

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, and closer Trevor Rosenthal leave the field together after Rosenthal gave up a three-run home run to the Chicago Cubs in the 11th inning of a baseball game Friday, April 11, 2014, in St. Louis.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Cruz, Pete Kozma, Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Trevor Rosenthal

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Castillo's 3-run HR in 11th lifts Cubs over Cards

The Cardinals had runners on first and second with two outs in the 10th when manager Mike Matheny decided against a pinch hitter.


Related Topix: Sports, Welington Castillo, Baseball Players, Trevor Rosenthal, Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter, Pete Kozma

Cubbies Crib

Pregame Notes: Chicago Cubs head to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals

After dropping the first three series of the season two games to one, the Chicago Cubs will face another uphill battle, traveling to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals .


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Jeff Samardzija, Joe Kelly, Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha

Viva El Birdos

Cardinals vs Cubs preview 4/11-4/13

It's always a little extra fun playing the Cubs. Like most of the diversions people devote their time to, baseball is only as valuable as the meaning people imbue it with.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, Travis Wood, Jorge Soler, Jeff Samardzija

Cubbies Crib

4/11 Morning Marquee: Cubs' bullpen woes continue, Pineda substance

Travis Wood pitched six shutout innings and struck out a career-high nine batters before the Chicago Cubs' bullpen imploded and dropped a 4-0 lead as they fell 5-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Junior Lake, Mike Olt, Matt Moore

The Miami Herald

Ron Cook: One-hundred-year-old home of the Cubs still holds a lot of charm

When it's too early on the calendar for the verdant splendor of the lush ivy, the enduring charm at one of baseball's most iconic addresses remains atmospheric rather than visual, playing out year after year in that quirky rhythm where every crazy thing that happens reminds everyone of 10 even crazier things that happened at the corner of Clark and ... (more)


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Charlie Morton, Andrew McCutchen

Series preview: Cubs at Cardinals

Who's hot: Starlin Castro has a seven-game hitting streak. Hector Rondon hasn't allowed a run in 15 consecutive innings dating back to Sept.


Related Topix: Sports, Allen Craig, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright