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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–6 hours ago

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Report: Samardzija Sold His Chicago Condo For $600K

That was good timing.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

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

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

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

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

07/10/2014

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

Cubs Have 3 Of Top 7 Prospects In Baseball America’s Updated Rankings

No one is compiling elite-level minor league talent like Theo Epstein and company.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2014

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 #29 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on July 6, 2014 in Oakland, California.  Samardzija is pitching his first game for the Athletics.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trade Costs Samardzija Shot At All-Star Game

The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game.

07/07/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Epstein Wishes Samardzija Well After Dealing Cubs Ace

The hometown kid from Northwest Indiana will no longer pitch for the Chicago Cubs. Jeff Samardzija was part of a six player deal that has now altered his and the teams direction for the near future.

07/05/2014

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Jake Arrieta And Progress

By now, the Cubs front office has shown we can trust their evaluations.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Scouts Galore At Wrigley Field As Samardzija Countdown Begins

The Chicago Cubs’ top starter was under the microscope again on Saturday evening as he pitched for possibly the last time as a home player at Wrigley Field.

06/29/2014

Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel. (Getty Images)

Levine: Multiple Teams Looking To Deal For Cub Pitchers

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) – Multiple teams are double-teaming the Chicago Cubs with scouting coverage as the trading deadline grows closer. Numerous scouts from Boston, the New York Yankees, Toronto and San Francisco have watched […]

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Samardzija: No Idea A New Offer Was Made

Reports had indicated an offer for around $85 million was made to Jeff Samardzija last week.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Teammates Marvel At Samardzija’s Focus

Boston, Washington, Baltimore and Toronto evaluated Jeff Samardzija on Monday evening.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Preview: Reds-Cubs

Alfredo Simon opposes Jeff Samardzija tonight at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Management Not Worried About Samardzija Distraction

“Good teams find a way to play well and not get distracted,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

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

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Spending Dollars To Extend Samardzija Makes Sense

Jeff Samardzija’s arm has much less wear and tear than that of most 29-year-olds.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Preview: Cubs-Marlins

Jeff Samardzija opposes Anthony DeSclafani tonight at Marlins Park.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

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

Epstein: Cubs Have ‘Good Dialogue’ With Samardzija In Contract Talks

Theo Epstein also expects Kris Bryant to move up to Triple-A later this season.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

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