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  • 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...
  • Cubs' Castro may be long for shortstop

    Cubs' Castro may be long for shortstop
    Addison Russell appears destined to start the 2015 season at Triple-A Iowa, and the assumption is that Javier Baez will be the Cubs’ opening-day second baseman. That leaves incumbent Starlin Castro at shortstop despite the need for marquee...
  • After winter meetings, Cubs still looking to supplement roster for 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Despite sprinting out of the blocks with three significant acquisitions this week, the Cubs are far from finished in restructuring their roster for 2015. "We still have a lot of work to do," general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday as...
  • Cubs acquire infielder Tommy La Stella from Atlanta

    Cubs acquire infielder Tommy La Stella from Atlanta
    The Chicago Cubs added competition at second base and more resources for a potential trade Sunday by acquiring Tommy La Stella and the No. 4 international signing bonus slot from the Atlanta Braves for reliever Arodys Vizcaino and three international...
  • Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays

    Cubs turn to Plan B after top free-agent catcher Russell Martin joins Jays
    Cubs executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer stressed last month that the offseason lasts until mid-February, not the end of the winter meetings. That means they have time to pursue a catcher in the wake of Russell Martin's decision to accept a five-year,...
  • Cubs made right manager move, albeit clumsily

    The November edition of Vine Line, the Cubs' monthly magazine their the marketing department produces, includes a story on manager Rick Renteria under the headline "Exit Interview." It turned out to be a prescient headline, though the subject had no...
  • Cubs need to restore rivalry with Cardinals, not respect them

     Cubs need to restore rivalry with Cardinals, not respect them
    In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this: The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field. So far, only one is succeeding. The Cardinals recently built their own...
  • Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015

     Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015
    Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching. "Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
  • Castro doesn't care where he'll hit in Cubs' order next season

    MILWAUKEE — With a walking boot in his locker serving as a reminder that his rebound season has ended, shortstop Starlin Castro was resigned to looking ahead to the Cubs' promising future. Next season could feature some changes, including the...