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  • 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...
  • Position analysis: Barney's play par for course

    Position analysis: Barney's play par for course
    After a promising rookie season, Darwin Barney really established himself as an everyday second baseman in 2012, tying the major league single season record for consecutive errorless games at his position and putting himself in consideration for a...
  • 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...
  • Castro's embarrassing walkabout helps Cubs regain lead in the Idiot League

    I suppose the Cubs should be thankful that Starlin Castro didn’t just drop down and start doing dirt angels on the Wrigley infield while actual baseball was about to commence, but there are plenty of embarrassing aspects of Starlin Castro’s...
  • Opening day at Wrigley Field

    Opening day at Wrigley Field
    The rain held off enough to start Friday's home opener on time, and a game-time temperature of 41 degrees was warm enough for most Cubs fans to deal with. But many in the crowd of 41,358 left by the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and the...
  • Castro gets 'mental break' vs. Reds

    Castro gets 'mental break' vs. Reds
    Starlin Castro will celebrate the one-year anniversary of his debut against the Reds by ... sitting against the Reds. Castro was not in the Cubs' lineup for Saturday's 12:15 p.m. game vs. Cincinnati at Wrigley Field. Neither was Alfonso Soriano, who will...
  • Playing with swing in his step

    The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player. A crowd of players...
  • Quade stresses need for better Barney-Castro communication

    Quade stresses need for better Barney-Castro communication
    Cubs’ manager Mike Quade didn’t back off his postgame comments from Wednesday, stressing that shortstop Starlin Castro and second baseman Darwin Barney need to communicate better. “I’ll bet these two have it worked out next time...
  • Heart Transplant Patient Gets Special Visit

    Heart Transplant Patient Gets Special Visit
    A patient and a promise. A little boy fighting for his life when all he wants to do is play. And a baseball player who says every time he's at work, he promises to think about his new little friend. The surgery, the treatment and the care helped Drew...
  • Good time for Cubs to leave and Rizzo to arrive

    Good time for Cubs to leave and Rizzo to arrive
    The Cubs will leave town and then figure to call up Anthony Rizzo, and that’s the right order. The headache-inducing rules regarding free agency forced the Cubs to wait until a certain number of days had expired during the season. Don’t ask....