| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:24 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- It was only two years ago that Starlin Castro was experiencing his toughest season at the plate, so it was only natural that Castro has lent advice to the Chicago Cubs' young but struggling second baseman Javier Baez.
"I just try to...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 5:57 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — The brief appearance of actor-comedian Will Ferrell as an opponent just diverted attention from the early struggles of Jason Hammel.
"It's hard to get pissed off at myself because you have Will Ferrell running around the field,"...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:44 AM
MESA, Ariz. — It was supposed to be a routine rundown drill on a Sunday morning, with the first baseman trailing the play after throwing to the shortstop for the out.
But backup catcher David Ross immediately noticed something was wrong, even as...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:15 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Center fielder Dexter Fowler seemed disappointed to learn the Wrigley Field bleachers reconstruction won't be completed until at least early June so he won't be able to hear fan noise behind him.
"I don't know what to expect," said...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Despite having an improved roster for 2015, there are many questions confronting the Cubs in spring training. Here are nine:
When are the trades? Even though a late offseason flirtation with free agent James Shields fell through, the Cubs could deal...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:50 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro has been accustomed to change during his five seasons with the Chicago Cubs.
But one move he has been somewhat reluctant to make involves his family and could affect his future with the Cubs.
Castro said he is looking...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:05 PM
MESA, Ariz. — None of Manny Ramirez’s 555 career home runs was hit as a member of the Cubs, who nevertheless rehired him as a hitting consultant despite his past association with performance-enhancing drugs.
Moreover, President Theo...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 9:27 PM
Cubs President Theo Epstein repeatedly expressed his appreciation Saturday to a patient crowd of Cubs followers.
"Hold us accountable," Epstein told a group of more than 1,000 during a discussion at the Cubs Convention.
Epstein explained the factors...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:33 AM
After dodging two life-threatening incidents last December in his native Dominican Republic, Starlin Castro hopes a potential move to the United States finally will distance himself from off-the-field problems that have tarnished his image.
"I have to...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:01 PM
With the additions of marquee left-hander Jon Lester and colorful manager Joe Maddon, this weekend's Cubs Convention will provide a more festive atmosphere for Cubs fans than last January, when restless supporters asked when the rebuilding program would...