Chicago Cubs

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Is A Quality Fit For Cubs' NeedsThe Cubs remain on the hunt for reliable, contract-controlled pitching, and Samardzija fits the bill.
Emma: Heyward Trusting Swing Technique, Hitting Balls HardAfter a disappointing 2016 season, Jason Heyward is hitting the ball hard.
Whammy! Cubs Travel To Los Angeles Dressed For 'Anchorman' ThemeThe Cubs held their first themed road trip of the year, an homage to "Anchorman."
Cubs Conclude Strong Homestand With 5-1 Win Against GiantsMike Montgomery threw four scoreless innings of relief, and the Cubs homered three more times.
Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. Managing Well With Reduced Role"This is not about me," Almora said. "This is about the Chicago Cubs."
Levine: For Young Cubs Like Javier Baez, Trade Rumors Are Part Of The Deal On Deep Team"If you are going to attempt to get pitching, you are going to hear the typical names mentioned," Joe Maddon says.
Baffoe: 2020 Cubs-White Sox World Series PreviewAfter years of waiting and watching rebuilds, Chicago finally has its Red Line Series in 2020.
Maddon, Cubs Staying Classy With 'Anchorman' Themed Road TripKnown for organizing wild themes for team flights, Maddon has turned to Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland and Brian Fantana for inspiration.
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer: Ian Happ Making 'Great Impact,' Decisions More Difficult"When he's in the lineup as a switch-hitter with power, it makes that lineup feel longer," Hoyer says of Happ.
Preview: Giants-CubsJeff Samardzija opposes Eddie Butler this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Levine: Anthony Rizzo Helps Power Cubs Past GiantsRizzo hit two homers in Chicago's 5-4 win.
Cubs Hang On To Beat Giants, 5-4Anthony Rizzo hit solo homers off Matt Moore (2-5) in the second and fourth innings for his 14th career multi-home run game.
Emma: Cubs' 'Insatiable' Contreras Catching On Behind The PlateContreras has emerged as one of the best young catchers in baseball.
Levine: Scoring Runs Without The Long Ball Challenging For CubsThe Cubs are trying to figure out ways to execute small ball better.
If He Was In Lonzo Ball's Situation, Kris Bryant Would Have Advice For Lavar Ball: 'Chill Out, Just A Little Bit Please'Bryant wishes Lavar would dial back his involvement in son Lonzo's basketball career and tone down his comments.
Chris Bosio On Cubs Bullpen's Dancing: 'They're Like Caged Animals'"Boys will be boys, and sometimes you got to let them play," Bosio says.
Cubs' Theo Epstein: Big-Name Pitching Acquisitions Appealing, But Key Is To Continue Hunt For Undervalued PlayersThe Cubs' focus leading up to the trade deadline this summer will be to add contract-controlled pitching.
Preview: Giants-CubsMatt Moore opposes Kyle Hendricks tonight at Wrigley Field.
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber Hits 470-Foot Homer, His Longest In MLB"Whenever you hit the barrel, it feels good," Schwarber says.
Levine: Jon Lester's Gem, Kyle Schwarber's Blast Ignite Cubs In Win Over GiantsLester was dominant in a complete game, allowing one run on four hits while striking out 10.
Dominant Lester Leads Cubs To 4-1 Win Over GiantsJon Lester (3-2) pitched a four-hitter for Chicago's first complete game of the season.
Levine: Cubs Feel They're On Brink Of Turning Their Play AroundExpectations have been reconfigured for the Cubs after a championship season, raising questions about their 22-21 start.
Cubs Call Up Felix Pena, Send Down Zac RosscupPena has a 3.60 ERA in five innings of work for the Cubs this season.
Joe Maddon Anticipates Kyle Schwarber Returning To Cubs' Lead-Off Spot Sometime"He's just struggling right now," Maddon says. "He'll come out of it."
Joe Maddon On Criticism That He Needs A Consistent Cubs Lineup: 'Makes No Sense'In the Cubs' first 43 games of the season, Maddon has utilized 33 different lineups for a team that's gone 22-21.
Cubs To Pay $1M For Additional Security Cams Around Wrigley FieldThe Chicago Cubs are giving a $1 million grant to pay for the installation of 30 new security cameras around their North Side park.
Preview: Giants-CubsJohnny Cueto opposes Jon Lester tonight at Wrigley Field.
Cubs Fan Climbed On Handrail With Cup Before Falling To DeathRichard Garrity, 42, of Wheaton suffered head injuries Tuesday night and died the next day at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Levine: Loss Aside, Joe Maddon Pleased To See Return Of Cubs' Defensive Form"If we keep playing that kind of game, that would make me a happy person," Maddon said after a 6-4 loss to the Giants.
Cubs' Rally Falls Short Against GiantsJoe Panik hit his first career lead-off homer and doubled twice, leading the Giants to a 6-4 win.

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