Joe Maddon

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, left, and outfielder Jorge Soler celebrate a win. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Not Afraid To Celebrate Fast Start

“I come from the land of big celebrations after wins,” Joe Maddon says. “I don’t want that ever to get old.”

CBS Chicago–8 hours ago

Jake Arrieta lays down a bunt. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: A Designated Hitter Seems Inevitable In The National League

The debate continues on as to whether the Senior Circuit should add a designated hitter.

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Behind The Plate: One-On-One With Cubs Manager Joe Maddon

Maddon says he’s still in awe of his new job and his new office.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2015

Cubs infielder Addison Russell. (Getty Images)

Joe Maddon: Addison Russell Is ‘Up Here To Play Second,’ Will Likely Bat 9th

The Cubs are committed to Starlin Castro at shortstop.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2015

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Levine: Kris Bryant’s Position, Call-Up Date Are Fluid

The ultimate judge of where Bryant plays will be Joe Maddon.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

Hector Rondon. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Lockdown Bullpen Getting Job Done For Cubs

A strong closer, hard-throwers and a veteran presence has been the winning formula for Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon Wants Cubs To ‘Run Toward’ The Pressure, Expectations

“I want our players to embrace all this stuff in Cubdom,” Maddon says.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler celebrates his game-winning two-run home run Sunday with Welington Castillo.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Offense Balanced To Win

More left-handed hitters have given Chicago lineup balance.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2015

Jake Arrieta (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Arrieta Keeps Business-Like Approach

Arrieta threw seven scoreless innings Wednesday to lead the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Joe Maddon Savors His 1st Victory With Cubs

“Wonderful feeling,” Maddon said after a 2-0 win against the Cardinals.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Throwing Issue Goes Viral

The Cubs aren’t as concerned about Lester as the national media seems to be.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon To Be A Regular Guest On Spiegel & Goff Show

Maddon will join Spiegel and Goff on Tuesdays at noon during the baseball season.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

Arismendy Alcantara. (Getty Images)

DiCaro: 5 Cubs Storylines To Follow (Other Than Kris Bryant)

Can Arismendy Alcantara be consistent? And is Jake Arrieta the true staff ace?

CBS Chicago–04/07/2015

Cubs starter Jon Lester gives the ball up to manager Joe Maddon in the fifth inning Sunday night. Chicago lost 3-0 to St. Louis. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Jon Lester Not Quite Ready For Prime Time

In reality, new Cubs ace Jon Lester was making his last spring training start, as opposed to his first outing of the 2015 regular season on Sunday evening.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

Starlin Castro, left. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Cubs’ Promise Must Be Met With Patience

Opening Night was thwarted by the Cubs’ rival and was a reminder to stay patient.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2015

Jose Abreu (left) and Anthony Rizzo (right). (Credit: Getty)

Spiegel: Chicago Baseball 2015, A New Chance At Doing It Right

Both Chicago teams are led by undeniably smart men who have built their rosters in very different ways.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bleachers, Kris Bryant Talk Deviate From Important Cubs Excitement

Come Sunday, we can turn out attention to what we cherish: meaningful baseball.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

Kris Bryant. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Theo Epstein On Kris Bryant Call-Up: ‘Sooner Than Later’

Bryant will begin the season at Triple-A Iowa after a tremendous Cactus League campaign.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

Javier Baez. (Getty Images)

Levine: Theo Epstein, Joe Maddon Finally Agree On Javier Baez

“In a healthy organization, there should be different opinions expressed,” Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

Cubs second baseman Javy Baez. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Javier Baez’s Destination Is An Organization-Wide Decision

Maddon isn’t as worried about Baez’s strikeouts as others are.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015