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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

Jake Marisnick #23 of the Miami Marlins steals second base under the tag of Luis Valbuena #24 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of the game at Marlins Park on June 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Pitcher Travis Wood Has Big Hit For Cubs In 13th

Chicago Cubs pitcher Travis Wood delivered a victory from the mound on Sunday. A day later, he did the same from the batter’s box. The pinch-hitting pitcher had an RBI double with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

06/17/2014

Cubs third baseman Mike Olt. (Getty Images)

Levine: Olt Trying To Establish His Role

Mike has a strange stat line — six homers and 16 RBIs but only 13 hits.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2014

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

Gordon Beckham #15 of the Chicago White Sox flies over Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs on a double play in the 1st inning at U.S. Cellular Field on May 8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Hammer Sox 12-5 In Crosstown Classic Finale

Scott Carroll was fighting himself for much of the night. That made the game much easier for the Chicago Cubs.

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

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Top Pitching Prospect Edwards Shut Down For 2 Weeks

The overall news was good for C.J. Edwards, who has no structural damage.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

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

Mike Olt. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Young Hitters Earn Their Spot In Lineup

Junior Lake and Mike Olt have earned a little more time while playing in platoons.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

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

Donnie Murphy. (Getty Images)

Door Opens For Olt As Rangers Claim Murphy From Cubs

Donnie Murphy is off to Texas, creating playing time at third base and second base.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Sets Routine Leading Up To Opening Day

Jeff Samardzija will make one more start and then have five days rest before the opener.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

Mike Olt. (Getty Images)

Levine: Olt To Make Spring Training Third Base Debut Today

Slowed by injury, Cubs infielder Mike Olt is hoping to squeeze into the platoon at third base.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Mike Olt. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Levine: Olt Ready To Challenge For Hot Corner Job

The progress of Mike Olt has been eye opening over the past week in Cubs camp.

03/15/2014

Junior Lake. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cubs Agree To Terms With 19 Players On 2014 Contracts

Jake Arrieta, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Mike Olt and Junior Lake are among those who have agreed to terms.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

Infielder Mike Olt (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: Olt Has Clear Shot At Big League Job

Third base is a job that is wide open for the Cubs this spring. Ideally Mike Olt comes away as the teams opening day starter at the hot corner on March 31.

03/02/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Cubs’ 2014 PECOTA Projections

Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

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Rangers Look To Leonys Martin To Fill Opening In Outfield

Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.

03/12/2013