| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:44 PM
CINCINNATI — Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler.
But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:41 PM
The Cubs took the opener of the doubleheader behind the pitching of Felix Doubront and some more long ball from the offense.
At the plate
Three of the Cubs seven hits were home runs from Logan Watkins, Chris Valaika and Starlin Castro....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Javier Baez showed no fear when he made his major league debut on Aug. 5 and backed it up with a game-winning home run in the 12th inning at Coors Field.
But for the first time since joining the Chicago Cubs, Baez expressed some nervousness in taking...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:07 PM
After all the trades, slumps and injuries he has witnessed in his rookie season, manager Rick Renteria didn't hide his satisfaction with the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Giants in the completion of a suspended game Thursday.
"I'd be lying to you if I didn't...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The "Cubs Way" often espoused by President Theo Epstein and his faithful lieutenants has yet to produce the measurable evidence impatient fans want to see.
And what exactly is the Cubs Way?
"When you see the guys coming up (from the minors) …...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The gang's all here.
Or so it might seem as the Cubs' minor league call-ups have contributed significantly to a recent winning surge.
For the first time since Oct. 3, 2012, the Cubs' starting lineup Sunday against the Orioles featured five rookies...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:01 AM
This wasn’t your traditional beer shower that the Chicago Cubs’ players performed early Wednesday morning to commemorate the first major league victory for backup catcher John Baker.
“Beer, chocolate milk, hair gel, shampoo, body wash,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Maybe Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro just needs a day off to get his head right at the plate. Maybe this is where manager Rick Renteria steps in and tells Castro to give it a short rest.
"I spoke to him yesterday," Renteria said Tuesday. "He took a half-...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:36 PM
Despite trading two of their biggest assets nearly four weeks ago, The Cubs aren't done with Thursday's 3 p.m. trade deadline approaching.
"I think we'll be active," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday night. "It wouldn't surprise me if we made no...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Manager Rick Renteria grew up in Southern California in the 1970s following a Dodgers franchise that took deep pride in cultivating homegrown talent that produced two consecutive National League pennants.
That model, along with a current Cardinals...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
PITTSBURGH — The final homestand of a season the Cubs dubbed the "Party of the Century" begins Monday at Wrigley Field.
Fans will get their last chance to see the 100-year-old ballpark without a jumbo-sized video board dominating the backdrop in...