Jason McLeod Relishes Task Of Replenishing Cubs' Farm System"It’s always a greater challenge once you get there to stay at the top,” McLeod says.
Levine: Cubs Still Searching For Backup Catching Help For Willson ContrerasThe Cubs know the importance of keeping Contreras fresh down the stretch of the season.
Back At Wrigley Field, Rick Renteria Embraces Challenge With White SoxAfter losing his opportunity with the Cubs, Renteria has been tasked with guiding the White Sox forward.
Crane Kenney: No Cubs-White Sox Business Animosity Ever, A Credit To Jerry Reinsdorf"He doesn't love it when we're winning and he's not," Kenney says of Reinsdorf. "If both teams can win, he'd be in favor of it."
Cubs' Crane Kenney Criticizes City About Night Game Limitations At Wrigley Field"We're one of the few teams that not only has to beat everyone in our division, we also have to beat the city that we play in," Kenney says.
CTA, Uber Offering Free Rides For Crosstown ClassicThe Chicago Transit Authority and Uber are offering free rides for fans during this week's Crosstown Classic.
Baffoe: Cubs, White Sox Need To Help Each Other This WeekAs the two teams face each other, a before and after picture of doing a rebuild right, there's still a symbiosis present.
Bernstein: No Mystery To Cubs-White SoxIn some years, there's uncertainty to what the Cubs and White Sox are when they meet. Not this year.
Levine: Will The Cubs Make Another Big Move?The Epstein-Hoyer regime has often been aggressive, and the Cubs have had a recent resurgence.
Contreras Homers As Quintana, Cubs Beat Cardinals, Tie BrewersKyle Schwarber also homered as the Cubs won for the eighth time in nine games since the All-Star break.
Levine: Cubs' Kyle Hendricks Ready To Pitch Against White Sox"I need baseball in my life," Hendricks says of his return.
Cubs Rally Past Cardinals, 3-2Kris Bryant raced home from first base on Anthony Rizzo's bloop double, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning.
Pitching With Heavy Heart, Jon Lester Comes Through For CubsJon Lester pitched honoring his uncle, who passed away Friday.
Levine: Cubs Set Rotation For Crosstown SeriesKyle Hendricks will make his first start in nearly two months when he takes the mound Monday.
Levine: For Cubs, Buyer Beware With Deadline DealsNot every trade can be what it may seem, with more important factors to consider.
Levine: Bullpen Massacre Ends Cubs' Winning Streak"We just pitched badly for one inning," Cubs manager Joe Maddon said after the Cardinals scored nine runs in the eighth inning.
Cubs' Bullpen Implodes In 11-4 Loss To CardinalsPaul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis' nine-run eighth inning.
Levine: Cubs Kicking Tires On Pitching Deals, Catching HelpThe rejuvenated Cubs have been busy working the phone lines ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Cubs' Kyle Hendricks Set To Return Early Next WeekManager Joe Maddon has yet to determine just yet what day Hendricks will start.
Cubs' Kris Bryant Out Of Lineup Against Cardinals After Finger InjuryJavy Baez will play third base in place of Bryant. In another change, outfielder Jason Heyward will lead off for the Cubs.
Report: Cubs Continue To Show Most Interest In Tigers' Alex AvilaThe 30-year-old Avila is having arguably the best season of his nine-year career.
That Time Theo Epstein Called Out David Ross For Being 'Selfish,' 'A Bad Teammate'Back in 2008, Epstein delivered a harsh message to Ross, who took it all to heart.
Cubs Stay Hot With 6th Straight Win, Sweep Of BravesMike Montgomery threw six strong innings of one-run ball and hit his first career homer in Chicago's 8-2 win.
Why John Lackey Impressed Cubs Pitching Coach Chris Bosio On TuesdayBosio wanted to see Lackey give the Cubs a chance to win, but he came away respecting something more.
Jose Quintana Won't Pitch Against White Sox After Cubs Reconfigure RotationQuintana was previously in line to face the White Sox, but the Cubs have moved left-hander Jon Lester up a day in the rotation.
Cubs' Kris Bryant Leaves Game With Sprained Left Pinkie, X-Rays Are NegativeBryant was holding his left hand as he left not long after sliding headfirst into third base.
Theo Epstein Has A Response Off The Top Rope For Anyone Worried About What's Left In Cubs' Farm System"If we have a run of contention from 2015 through 2021, I guarantee you at that point we will have fully replenished the farm system," Epstein says.
Cubs Run Winning Streak To 5 With 5-1 Victory Over BravesWillson Contreras hit a three-run homer, and John Lackey earned his first win in a month.
Emma: After Falling Short To Cubs, Surging Dodgers Are A Dangerous ForceThe Dodgers are the best team in baseball, and a trip to the World Series may run through Los Angeles.
Cubs Option Eddie Butler To Triple-A As John Lackey Returns From DLLackey had landed on the DL just prior to the All-Star break with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but he didn't miss a start.