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Carlos Villanueva #33 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning on August 4, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Villanueva Has Leg Up On Rotation Spot

Due to the rehabbing status of Jake Arrieta, Carlos Villanueva will most likely begin the season as the Cubs 5th starter.

03/16/2014

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta take on the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of play on September 7, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Levine: Arrieta Has Positive First Step

The Cubs got some good news on Sunday as RHP Jake Arrieta threw his first simulated game with no discomfort. Arrieta came up with a sore shoulder in the middle of February. He spent most of the last month rehabbing the arm.

03/16/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Works Toward Opening Day Assignment

After his outing against Kansas City, Jeff Samardzija will have two more Cactus league starts on March 20 and March 25. The 29-year-old pitcher built his pitch count up against a KC lineup that included 6 starting players.

03/15/2014

Mike Olt. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Levine: Olt Ready To Challenge For Hot Corner Job

The progress of Mike Olt has been eye opening over the past week in Cubs camp.

03/15/2014

Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating The Cubs’ Roster

The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Chris Sale. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating Top Under-25 Players Of White Sox, Cubs

The Cubs are stocked with young position players, while the White Sox have more youthful arms.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Levine: Hendricks Hoping To Make Cub Rotation

Kyle Hendricks may be a long shot to make the Chicago Cub rotation, however the young pitcher has made a good impression on the teams staff this spring.

03/09/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Cubs Can’t Be Shortsighted With Castro

If Javier Baez has a higher defensive ceiling than Starlin Castro, then the latter needs to look at moving positions.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Anthony Rizzo’s Path To A Higher Batting Average

Anthony Rizzo didn’t hit as many line drives last year as he did in 2012.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

Castro Strains Hamstring

Chicago Cub shortstop Starlin Castro was removed from the Cubs -Royals game after the first inning with a strained right hamstring on Sunday. Castro was to be evaluated by the medical staff later today. The team is calling the injury a mild strain.

03/02/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Former Cub Manager Says Castro Will Improve

Former Cub manager Dale Sveum was complementary in his conversation about Starlin Castro on Sunday in Mesa.

03/02/2014

Mike Trout. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Welcome Back, Steve Stone — Now Let’s Talk Sabermetrics

Nowadays, there are three common reactions to the use of advanced statistics.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Who’s The Real Starlin Castro?

After a disappointing 2013 season, 2014 looms large for Starlin Castro.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Lindholm: A Paean To Spring Training

Spring training’s here, and we can see coming that which we love: baseball.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Cubs’ 2014 PECOTA Projections

Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Gordon Beckham. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Can Cubs, White Sox Second Basemen Be Saved?

This 2014 season is an important one for Gordon Beckham and Darwin Barney.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: 2014 Cubs, Part 2 — Position Players

By Scott Lindholm- (CBS) My first piece previewing the 2014 Cubs analyzed their financial status. This one reviews the Cubs’ offense, while the next will be on their pitching. Beginning at catcher, the platoon of Dioner […]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

New signage for right field at Wrigley Field. (Credit: Chicago Cubs)

Cubs’ Deal With Rooftop Owners ‘Fell Apart’ At Stormy Meeting On Renovations

The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts — not at the bargaining table.

01/22/2014

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Preview Of The 2014 Cubs, Part 1–Revenue

With spring training less than a month away, it’s time to begin reviewing the 2014 Cubs. I’ll begin with the most important piece of any team: the revenue side.

670 The Score–01/21/2014