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  • Renteria sees progress in Cubs' seventh straight loss

    Renteria sees progress in Cubs' seventh straight loss
    PITTSBURGH-- No Rizzo, no Castro, no Soler. No chance. The Cubs couldn't overcome the loss of their top three offensive threats Friday, losing 7-3 to the Pirates for their season-high seventh straight defeat. For the kids in the Cubs' clubhouse,...
  • Cubs fine with soft handling of Starlin Castro

     Cubs fine with soft handling of Starlin Castro
    ST. LOUIS — One of the main reasons the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum after last season with a year left on his contract was the perception Sveum's tough love approach toward Starlin Castro wasn't working. So it should come as no surprise the Cubs...
  • Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options

    Baez's versatility boosts Cubs' options
    Javier Baez played catcher on his summer league team before his senior season at Arlington Country Day High School in Florida. Theo Epstein won’t go that far to address the lack of upper level depth at catcher, but the Cubs’ president of...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    By trading any player with value, isn't Epstein lengthening the timeline to "sustained success"? Does Epstein lack understanding of pitchers?  Pitchers frequently peak later than position players.   Although Jeff Samardzija is older than 25, his best...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    The Times' baseball rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. SAN FRANCISCO: With 4 starters hitting over .300 in May, Giants have MLB's best record and largest division lead. (2) 2. TORONTO: Encarnacion ties Mickey Mantle's league...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs

    Utley, Tanaka among MLB's first-half MVPs
    The list of players who were the most valuable on their team through the first half of the 2014 baseball season includes usual suspects such as Andrew McCutchen, Troy Tulowitzki, Paul Goldschmidt, Felix Hernandez and David Price. As with every season,...
  • Cubs' Alcantara starts in center field

    Cubs' Alcantara starts in center field
    PHOENIX -- Rookie Arismendy Alcantara will make his seventh start and his second in center field Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs try to snap a three-game losing streak against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alcantara, who stole two bases and scored a...
  • Cubs' Castro happy for Jeter reunion

    Cubs' Castro happy for Jeter reunion
    CINCINNATI --Starlin Castro remembers watching and hearing about the hoopla 13 years ago when Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. played his final All-Star Game in Seattle after a storied 21-year career. And Castro takes great delight in playing in...
  • Chicago's managers: questioning their decision-making

    Chicago's managers: questioning their decision-making
    Both Chicago managers were jeered Tuesday night, though Robin Ventura probably couldn’t hear White Sox fans shouting at their TVs from his dugout spot in Baltimore, some 700 miles away. It was one of those rare nights of Chicago baseball symmetry,...
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    The Cubs management talks about developing homegrown players.  But they don't seem to have much respect for Jeff Samardzija, who is one of the Cubs’ few success stories.  Is Theo Epstein biased because Jeff was never in the Red Sox organization? --...