Levine: Amid Cubs' Surge, Joe Maddon Insists On Mantra Of 'One Day At A Time'"You have to be very careful about what you say," Maddon cautioned. "There is baseball karma out there that can come back and bite you."
With Clear Mind, Cubs' Hector Rondon Seeks Return To FormA year removed from the Aroldis Chapman trade, Rondon is still working his way back.
Jason Heyward's Role As Cubs Lead-Off Hitter Came After His Suggestion To Joe Maddon"Don't be afraid to put me up there," Heyward says of batting lead-off. "I'm not going to shy away from it."
Joe Maddon On What He Wants In Potential Addition Of Veteran Catcher For Cubs: Someone Who Knows His RoleThe Cubs have continued to express strong interest in Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who's having one of his best seasons.
Levine: Cubs Set Rotation For Crosstown SeriesKyle Hendricks will make his first start in nearly two months when he takes the mound Monday.
Cubs' Kyle Hendricks Set To Return Early Next WeekManager Joe Maddon has yet to determine just yet what day Hendricks will start.
Joe Maddon Fully Anticipates Kyle Hendricks' Next Start To Be For Cubs In Big LeaguesHendricks has been out since June 4 with right hand tendinitis.
Cubs' Joe Maddon: No Thought Of Moving John Lackey To Bullpen"I have a lot of faith in John Lackey," Maddon says.
Joe Maddon On Managing All-Star Game With Just 1 Cubs Player In It: 'Awkward'Maddon is the only member of the Cubs' first championship team since 1908 attending the All-Star Game.
Levine: Joe Maddon Holds Meeting With Cubs Centered Around Positive Reinforcement"The message was to continue to stay together as a group, and the answers will come out of the room itself," Maddon says.
The Bernstein Brief: Theo Epstein Needs More From Cubs Players, Joe MaddonEpstein seems increasingly put out by the idea that it's time for him to snap his fingers and make magical moves to fix an underachieving team.
Cubs' Kyle Hendricks Is Pain-Free, On Track To Make Rehab Start Next WeekHendricks hasn't pitched since June 4, after which he suffered from inflammation on the back of his right middle finger.