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  • Starlin Castro lends advice to Javier Baez

    Starlin Castro lends advice to Javier Baez
    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...
  • Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles

    Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles
    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,"...
  • Catcher David Ross' approach to game anything but routine

    Catcher David Ross' approach to game anything but routine
    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...
  • Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers

     Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers
    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...
  • 9 questions facing Cubs in spring training

    9 questions facing Cubs in spring training
    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...
  • Starlin Castro feels at home with Cubs, Joe Maddon

    Starlin Castro feels at home with Cubs, Joe Maddon
    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...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return

    Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return
    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...
  • Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons

    Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons
    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...
  • The Great Awakening? Starlin Castro says he has newfound maturity

    The Great Awakening? Starlin Castro says he has newfound maturity
    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...
  • Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?

    Cubs Convention preview: Is it time to get excited?
    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,...
  • Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo among Cubs' concerns

    Starlin Castro, Welington Castillo among Cubs' concerns
    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...