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  • Cubs position analysis: Castillo set at catcher

    Cubs position analysis: Castillo set at catcher
    The Chicago Cubs believe they have a piece of their core in place in the catcher’s spot, so there should be no need to look for one this offseason.  Welington Castillo earned the starting job with a .265 average, though he hit only .195 against...
  • Position analysis: Rizzo an anchor at first base

    Position analysis: Rizzo an anchor at first base
    Perhaps Anthony Rizzo’s best moment as a Cub wasn’t seen by fans at the ballpark or watching on TV. Amazingly, he didn’t even have a bat in his hand at the time. That moment of truth occurred in the Cubs’ clubhouse in Phoenix...
  • Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides

    Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides
    The Cubs wanted Starlin Castro to be a model citizen, improve his fielding, add a little power and use his speed more often this year. Castro did all of those things to some degree and ultimately was rewarded with a seven-year, $60 million deal, with a...
  • Cubs position analysis: Hole at the hot corner

    Cubs position analysis: Hole at the hot corner
    The Cubs couldn’t find a way to replace Aramis Ramirez at third base this year, and have to go back to the drawing board in 2013. They tried Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena and Josh Vitters for the most part, with Joe Mather filling in occasionally, and...
  • Is Marmol stupid or uncoachable? Either way, he's untradable

    Is Marmol stupid or uncoachable? Either way, he's untradable
    When does Tom Ricketts say no? When does the Cubs head honcho stop eating millions of dollars in contracts just so Theo Epstein can get rid of Jim Hendry’s players? Carlos Zambrano went to Florida. Marlon Byrd went to Boston. Those deals alone put...
  • It's official: Carlos Marmol out as Cubs' closer

    It's official: Carlos Marmol out as Cubs' closer
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum made it official Friday morning: Carlos Marmol is no longer the closer out of the bullpen. The two met in Sveum’s office before Friday’s game against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field and Marmol was “fine with it,...
  • Power rankings: No. 10 Red Sox

    Power rankings: No. 10 Red Sox
    Bobby Valentine has managed in the World Series and won a championship in Japan but he never has taken a major league team to a division title in 15 seasons as a manager. It's not likely to happen this year either. A year after widespread indifference...
  • Johnson replaces Byrd in Cubs' lineup

    Johnson replaces Byrd in Cubs' lineup
    Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd. Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19. The Cubs' lineup...
  • Taking swings at the Cubs' opener

    Taking swings at the Cubs' opener
    Wait, aren’t Kerry Wood and Carlos Marmol supposed to be the proven guys in the Cubs bullpen? The Cubs seem as capable of running themselves out of games as pitching themselves out of them. I thought this was a new season. It might’ve only...
  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • I'm happy for Wood, but what are the Cubs doing?

    I'm happy for Wood, but what are the Cubs doing?
    Kerry Wood was going to retire. No, wait, he wasn’t. Kerry Wood didn’t think he could pitch in the majors anymore. No, wait, he wanted to pitch one more time. It looked as if the popular Cubs pitcher who was viewed by some as Tom Ricketts&...