Luis Valbuena

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Moving Castro Could Stop Short A Cubs Problem

So, what if at some point this season – I’m not suggesting that the Cubs do it just yet – the team moved Castro to third, Valbuena to second and Barney to short?

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

Pitcher Edwin Jackson #36 poses during Chicago Cubs photo day on February 18, 2013 at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Gomez, Estrada Lead Brewers To 4-3 Win Over Cubs

Carlos Gomez homered and Taylor Green had two hits to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat a Chicago Cubs split squad 4-3 on Sunday.

03/03/2013

Travis Wood #30 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning on August 11, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Valbuena Homers, Cubs Beat Angels 11-2

Luis Valbuena got off to a great start in his bid to win more playing time with the Cubs, hitting a home run that helped Chicago beat a Los Angeles Angels split squad 11-2 Saturday in the spring training opener for both teams.

02/23/2013

Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants hits an RBI triple in the sixth inning as Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs makes alate tag on September 02 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Pagan’s Single Lifts Giants To 7-5 Win Over Cubs

Angel Pagan hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth inning and the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants closed out a successful road trip with a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

09/02/2012

Nyjer Morgan #2 of the Milwaukee Brewers is congratulated by Mike Fiers #64 after scoring a run in the 7th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Drop 8th Straight Vs. Brewers In 3-1 Loss

Mike Fiers tossed 7 1-3 solid innings to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-1 win over the Cubs on Wednesday night, their eighth straight victory against Chicago.

08/29/2012

Wilson Valdez #15 of the Cincinnati Reds is congratulted by Drew Stubbs #6 after scoring a run during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on August 19, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Reds Win 5-4 On Walkoff To Take Series From Cubs

Xavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single Sunday, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.

08/19/2012

Travis Wood #30 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning on August 11, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Ludwick Doubles, Reds Beat Cubs 4-2

Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run double in the eighth and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to a 4-2 win over the Chicago Cubs Saturday afternoon.

08/11/2012

Shane Victorino #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scores in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on August 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Mather Can’t Hang On, Cubs Lose To Dodgers 3-1

Joe Mather was playing at Dodger Stadium for the first time in his career, and his timing couldn’t have been worse — in more ways than one.

08/05/2012

Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 31, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Burnett threw a one-hit shutout to beat the Cubs 5-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Burnett Takes No-Hitter Into 8th, Blanks Cubs 5-0

A.J. Burnett took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Neil Walker drove in five runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 5-0 after the Cubs traded ace Ryan Dempster on Tuesday.

07/31/2012

Chicago Cubs starter Paul Maholm pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on July 24, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Maholm Wins 5th Straight, Cubs Beat Pirates 5-1

Paul Maholm pitched eight strong innings Tuesday night to win his fifth straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1.

07/24/2012

Aaron Hill #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reaches first base safely as Jeff Baker #3 of the Chicago Cubs makes a play on a throw in the dirt at Chase Field on June 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Cubs Swept By Diamondbacks With 5-1 Loss

Wade Miley outpitched Matt Garza in eight strong innings, Justin Upton had three RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

06/24/2012

Paul Goldschmidt #44 and teammate Chris Young #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate a home run against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field on June 23, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Diamondbacks Pound Maholm, Beat Cubs 10-5

David DeJesus and Starlin Castro, the top two players in the Chicago Cubs’ batting order, had four hits apiece on Saturday night. And neither table-setter scored.

06/24/2012

Trevor Crowe #4 of the Cleveland Indians is greeted after scoring against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning on September 11, 2011 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Indians Top White Sox 7-3

In spite of high expectations, Dayan Viciedo continues to impress the Chicago White Sox. The highly touted hitter showed off a new tool — his arm — in Chicago’s 7-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

09/11/2011

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