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  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players.  But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories.  Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...
  • Travis Wood's pinch-hit double in 13th gives Cubs 5-4 win over Marlins

     Travis Wood's pinch-hit double in 13th gives Cubs 5-4 win over Marlins
    MIAMI — With at least six scouts evaluating Jason Hammel, the Cubs' exceptional pitching rental didn't turn in one of his sharper performances. Perhaps those same evaluators will see a more tantalizing performance from ace Jeff Samardzija on...
  • Wood's bat saves Cubs

    Wood's bat saves Cubs
    MIAMI – Manager Rick Renteria remains firm in not moving Travis Wood from the No. 9 spot in the Chicago Cubs’ batting order on the days he pitches. But Wood is making a stronger case to be employed as a pinch hitter. Wood’s...
  • Cubs' prospect Bryant promoted to Iowa

    Cubs' prospect Bryant promoted to Iowa
    MIAMI — Third baseman Kris Bryant caught the eye of several Cubs players in spring training, so they were among the least surprised Wednesday with his long-awaited promotion from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa, where he will join top prospect...
  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta masters Marlins in 6-1 victory

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta masters Marlins in 6-1 victory
    MIAMI — While ace Jeff Samardzija can control his future after the 2015 season, Jake Arrieta is making the Cubs feel better about their own. Arrieta took another step toward becoming a more reliable part of the Cubs' future with his latest...
  • Series preview: Pirates at Cubs

    Series preview: Pirates at Cubs
    All games on WGN-AM 720. Season series: Pirates 7-3. Friday: 3:05 p.m., WGN-9. RH Charlie Morton (4-7, 3.09) vs. RH Edwin Jackson (4-7, 5.11). Saturday: 6:15 p.m., FOX-32. RH Vance Worley (0-0, 0.00) vs. LH Travis Wood (7-5, 4.48). Sunday: 1:...
  • It's partly mind over matter for Starlin Castro

    It's partly mind over matter for Starlin Castro
    The road to recovery started in the offseason, only to hit a speed bump in spring training. But during the time Starlin Castro was recovering from a hamstring strain and then coped with a sluggish start that rekindled the debate of whether he already...
  • Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo come through big time

    Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo come through big time
    With all of the attention surrounding the emerging hitters in the Cubs minor league system, a couple of young pillars of the current big league roster continue to impress this season. Starlin Castro belted a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo hit a...
  • Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro All-Star caliber

     Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro All-Star caliber
    Rick Renteria and his Cubs players say they win and lose as a team. But individual distinction is a possibility for Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro when it comes to being selected for the National League All-Star team. Rizzo entered Saturday night's...
  • Cubs honor centenarian at last

    Cubs honor centenarian at last
    Two months late, but a century in the making, Louis Reinhart crossed the Wrigley Field grass Sunday and dropped the game ball on the pitcher's mound. The 100-year-old retired farmer, still too young to have seen the Cubs win a World Series, was supposed...
  • Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    I've noticed over the past few years, it seems the Cubs are the only team that continues to deploy a left and right-handed lineup card depending on the starting pitcher. To me, that seems like it would be hard for anyone to get in a groove. Why not just...
  • Thanks, Derek Jeter. We won't miss you.

    Thanks, Derek Jeter. We won't miss you.
    It has been a wonderful week to say hi and goodbye to Derek Jeter. He's in town for the last time, playing games against the Sox after finishing up with the Cubs. I guess I'm glad I'll never see him again. And sad that, oh, I don't know. We never had...