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  • Commissioner, Dodgers in early talks about an All-Star Game in L.A.

    Commissioner, Dodgers in early talks about an All-Star Game in L.A.
    They’re talking about bringing the All-Star Game back to Dodger Stadium, which is something, though it’s hard to know how excited to get over the possibility. At first blush, with the next three games all scheduled in National League parks,...
  • Wrigley Field project no 'big deal' for players

    Wrigley Field project no 'big deal' for players
    MESA, Ariz. — With the renovation of Wrigley Field long underway, the large rats Ozzie Guillen made fun of no longer reside under the bleachers. But also missing is the batting cage under the right-field stands where Cubs batters and opponents...
  • Breaking down the Cubs for 2015

    Breaking down the Cubs for 2015
    Here's how the Cubs rate in five key areas on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Starting pitching The addition of Jon Lester gives the Cubs an established ace with postseason experience and an impressive resume that includes six 200-inning...
  • Bragging rights: the leadoff men — Dexter Fowler or Adam Eaton

    Bragging rights: the leadoff men — Dexter Fowler or Adam Eaton
    The leadoff men Cubs: Dexter Fowler The repertoire: Two scouts believe Fowler hasn't played up to his potential but think he's in a good spot in his final year before free agency. One National League coach observed the switch-hitting Fowler hits...
  • Bragging rights: the closers — Hector Rondon or David Robertson

    Bragging rights: the closers — Hector Rondon or David Robertson
    The closers Cubs: Hector Rondon The repertoire: There are no secrets to Rondon's style. "It's hard stuff — in your face," a National League coach said. "The fastball is his main weapon." Rondon spent part of the spring working on his secondary...
  • Bragging rights: the sluggers — Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu

    Bragging rights: the sluggers — Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu
    The sluggers Cubs: Anthony Rizzo The repertoire: "There's nothing to worry about this guy," one major league scout said. Rizzo performed remarkably well despite a lack of protection last season. Rizzo mastered the art of hitting the ball where it's...
  • Despite marked improvement, neither White Sox nor Cubs will make playoffs

    Despite marked improvement, neither White Sox nor Cubs will make playoffs
    How nice that the arrival of baseball season in Chicago doesn't mark the beginning of a race to 95 losses and "Play ball!'' no longer sounds like a threat. For the first time since President Theo Epstein took over, the Cubs believe they can compete...
  • Cubs: 10 key dates/series for 2015

     Cubs: 10 key dates/series for 2015
    April 17: Vs. Padres. Is this the day Kris Bryant arrives at Wrigley Field for his major-league debut? May 4-7: At Cardinals. It's early for a "statement series," but this rates as a chance to see how the Cubs rank with the class of the National...
  • All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates

    All talk aside, Cubs must prove they can contend with Cardinals, Pirates
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was asked early in spring training what he was looking forward to most this season. "Full house there playing at Wrigley," he replied. "And kick some ass this year." That attitudinal adjustment is perhaps the most glaring...
  • Prospects for rebuilt Cubs more exciting than renovated Wrigley Field

    Prospects for rebuilt Cubs more exciting than renovated Wrigley Field
    At the corner of Clark and Addison, where hope and patience intersect every opening day, the only thing rising higher than the giant new video board are expectations for the Cubs. From sunrise to sunset, crews toil on baseball's biggest construction...
  • Wrigley Field game day construction is an old story

     Wrigley Field game day construction is an old story
    When the Cubs take the field Sunday for opening night, playing alongside unfinished bleachers hidden by 1,000-square-foot panels featuring photos of Ernie Banks, it won't be the first time Wrigley Field has looked lopsided, makeshift or incomplete on game...