| 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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 1:53 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:23 PM
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,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:40 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:18 PM
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...