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James Russell walks in from the bullpen to say goodbye to his Cubs teammates on Thursday afternoon after news broke that he was traded to the Braves. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Focus Now Turns To Adding Pitching Depth

The next 18 to 24 months will be spent chasing young pitching talent, Jed Hoyer says.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Darwin Barney. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Goodbye To Barney Another Goodbye To Hendry

Darwin Barney’s exit, unceremonious as it is, is a watershed for Cubdom.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

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–07/22/2014

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

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

Emma: Projecting The Cubs’ ‘Future Five’

When will the Cubs’ young talent ascend to the major leagues? There are some hints.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2014

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

Hoyer: Many Options For Fitting Cubs’ Puzzle Pieces Together

Jed Hoyer also explained the position-switching options available for Cubs prospects.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

Jeff Samardzija (Credit: (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija, Cubs Have No Common Ground

All of the recent stories on Jeff Samardzija ignore the very essence of what the player really desires.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Report: Cubs, Samardzija Renew Contract Talks

The Cubs have reportedly upped their offer for right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Kris Bryant And Gregory Polanco Are Two Different Movies

It’d be imprudent for a non-contender to let gaudy statistics affect an elite prospect’s timetable.

670 The Score–06/11/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: History Says There’s More Than One Way To Handle Kris Bryant

Triple-A has worked wonders for some big prospects, but others prosper straight from Double-A.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Won’t Be Promoting Kris Bryant Anytime Soon

Bryant is tearing up Southern League pitching at Double-A Tennessee.

06/03/2014

jose Veras. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Release Relief Pitcher Jose Veras

Jose Veras was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA this season.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two-run home run in the 3rd inning agaiunst the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on May 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Hitters Break Out Of Slump, Salvage Last Game Of Series

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro each went deep for the Cubs in a 12-5 win against the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: Anthony Rizzo’s Indelible Impact

A cancer survivor himself, Rizzo’s passion is helping sick children and their families through his foundation.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija: Pitch Count Not A Front Office Matter

Jeff Samardzija defended his coaches after hearing the front office will discuss pitching counts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Kerry Wood. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Wood Helping Cubs Scout Draft Candidates

Kerry Wood was dispatched to see 18-year-old fireballer Tyler Kolek in Texas.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Cubs' Starlin Castro, left, and Cardinals' Matt Holliday. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs Aspire To Match Cardinals’ Winning Model

The stock-the-farm system model the Cardinals have used is being mimicked by the Cubs nowadays.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

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

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