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Mike Olt. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emma: Olt’s Future Clear Of Concern

Mike Olt has a renewed belief and confidence with his vision problems behind him.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija’s Days In Chicago Growing Short

As the days get longer and spring evolves into summer, a shorter view of time is in the baseball mirror of Cub starter Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hoyer On Samardzija: ‘Best Days Ahead Of Him’

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer insists the team wants Samardzija if contract numbers work out.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2014

Wrigley Field's scoreboard.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Gray Day Won’t Dampen Cubs’ Spirits At Home Opener

It’s a big day for the Chicago Cubs, and as long as the rain holds off this afternoon, the weather won’t wash away fans’ excitement for the team’s home opener, and the start of a yearlong commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field.

04/04/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Baffoe: Chicago Baseball Is Beautiful And Unfair

Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Ted Lilly. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Name Ted Lilly As Special Assistant To President/General Manager

Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly will work under Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Manager Renteria A Happy Mystery

All we know is Rick Renteria is an optimist — which may be all the Cubs need.

670 The Score–02/26/2014

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

Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Sees ‘Tremendous Progress’ Amid Cubs’ Struggles

The young hitters give reason for hope, but quality young arms aren’t arriving anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Samardzija Worth More To Someone Else

Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Hoyer: Renteria Was ‘Frontrunner From Day 1′

On the surface, it would appear the Cubs settled with Rick Renteria as their new manager.

670 The Score–11/08/2013

Theo Epstein. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Cubs’ Managerial Mess Is Their Own Creation

With Girardi’s unsurprising snub in mind, my concern is that by firing Dale Sveum a year before his contract ended, Theo Epstein & Co. have really stepped in it.

10/12/2013

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baker’s Dozen: Theo Needs A Home Run With Next Hire

To his credit, Theo Epstein has never claimed to be the smartest guy in the room, let alone in baseball.

670 The Score–10/10/2013

Manny Acta. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Manny Acta On Cubs Interview: ‘Let The Process Play Out’

Former Indians manager Manny Acta reportedly interviewed for the Cubs managerial position Monday.

670 The Score–10/08/2013

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Awarding Hawk Harrelson & Hiring Susannah Collins

In order to last 29 years in the booth like Hawk has, you have to be doing something right.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Joe Girardi.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: For Cubs, It’s Not Girardi Or Bust

Find the right guy, even if if he’s not the known guy.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Rosenthal: Sveum Is A Goner

When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the Cubs’ baseball operations, one of their first moves was to dismiss then-manager Mike Quade.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Wisch: Fire Sveum? Only If Cubs Fire Up Roster

Until a true winning mentality emerges in the front office at Clark & Addison, changing managers on the field doesn’t much matter.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Starlin Castro Is Not Mentally Hopeless

It has been a pretty long-held notion that at a certain point in our lives we are beyond teaching.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

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