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Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Barney Never Regained 2011, ’12 Form

Only two players remain from the 2010 Cubs after Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.

CBS Chicago–1 hour ago

Emilio Bonifacio scores as Yasmani Grandal of the San Diego Padres looks for the throw.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Rizzo Hits 2 Homers As Cubs Beat Padres 6-0

Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues on Tuesday night, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak.

13 hours ago

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Scouts In Abundance As Padres And Cubs Play At Wrigley

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer is preparing for a fast and furious eight days.

CBS Chicago–14 hours ago

Starlin Castro makes a running throw to first base .  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Diamondbacks 3-2

PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Collmenter threw seven sharp innings, Arizona scored on an unusual play in the sixth inning and the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. […]

07/20/2014

Didi Gregorius of the Arizona Diamondbacks is tagged out at home plate by starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rizzo’s 2 Homers Not Enough, Cubs Lose 5-4

Two home runs by Anthony Rizzo weren’t quite enough for the Chicago Cubs.

07/19/2014

Arismendy Alcantara.   (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Braves Beat Cubs 10-7

Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7 on Sunday.

07/13/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs See Progress Under New Manager

Rickey Renteria has had a successful first half to his Cubs managing career despite having a last place ball club.

07/13/2014

Chris Coghlan hits an RBI double against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Braves Beat Cubs 11-6

Chris Johnson homered twice and pitcher Mike Minor hit his second career home run, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Chicago Cubs 11-6 on Saturday.

07/12/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo stares down Reds pitcher Homer Bailey after being hit by a pitch. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Rizzo, Cubs At Least Have Fight

These aren’t just pretty boy prospects the Cubs have amassed. They’ll battle you.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Anthony Rizzo hits a solo home run.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Reds Beat Cubs 4-1

Alfredo Simon became the NL’s first 12-game winner and Billy Hamilton added to his sensational series with a tiebreaking triple Wednesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the trade-depleted Chicago Cubs.

07/09/2014

Tsuyoshi Wada. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Reds Sweep Cubs In Doubleheader

Jay Bruce homered in the opener, and then helped the Cincinnati Reds pull off their biggest comeback of the season for a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday, 4-2 and 6-5 over the Chicago Cubs.

07/08/2014

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

Wrigleyville Residents Voice Objections To New Wrigley Field Signs

Many residents of the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field don’t like the Cubs’ plan to put a massive video screen in left field and a new advertising board in right field.

07/07/2014

Jake Arrieta. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Nationals Beat Cubs 2-1

Ryan Zimmerman’s eighth inning single drove in the go-ahead run as the surging Washington Nationals capped a strong weekend with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

07/06/2014

Carlos Villanueva.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Cubs Shut Out By Nationals, 13-0

Gio Gonzalez pitched eight sparkling innings and Ryan Zimmerman tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs as the Washington Nationals roughed up the Chicago Cubs without recently traded Jeff Samardzija for a 13-0 victory Saturday.

07/05/2014

Addison Russell. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Scouts Say Russell Is Best Shortstop In Cubs’ System

The trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland has brought back what many believe will be the Cubs shortstop of the future.

07/05/2014

Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Chicago Cubs gets his third hit of game in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on July 4, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.  The Cubs won 7-2.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Ruggiano Homers, Cubs Cool Off Nationals 7-2

Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game for the Chicago Cubs, who used another solid outing from Jason Hammel to beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday.

07/04/2014

Wrigley Field rooftops. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Rooftop Owners Won’t Sue Cubs If Team Installs Just 2 Signs

The team hasn’t responded yet, so this may not mean much in the big picture.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

Justin Ruggiano rounds the bases after he hit a home run in the 1st inning against the Boston Red Sox.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Cubs Complete Sweep Over Red Sox, 16-9

Justin Ruggiano, Mike Olt and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers to power the Chicago Cubs to a 16-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, completing a three-game interleague series sweep.

07/02/2014

100-year-old Louis Reinhart poses with his family on the field before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

100-Year-Old Cubs Fan Dies Three Weeks After Delivering Game Ball

100-year-old Louis Reinhart was supposed to be part of the Wrigley Field centennial celebration on Opening Day, but Chicago traffic tied up his family, and they got to the stadium too late to deliver the game ball as planned.

07/02/2014

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