NL Central

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Anthony Rizzo: ‘We’re Going To Win The NL Central — Quote Me On That’

“For the rest of my career, I should be on a contending team now,” the Cubs’ Rizzo says.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2015

Joe Maddon. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Take Comfort In The Confidence Of The Cubs

There’s a cold-blooded plan in place.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Manny Ramirez. (Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Let Manny Be The New Manny In Chicago

Manny Ramirez has worked wonders with the young Cubs hitters at Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

Cubs fans at Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Emotional Crossroads Of The Cubs’ Plan Taking Shape

With a tragic past and vast potential, how are Cubs fans to find a middle ground nowadays?

CBS Chicago–08/05/2014

Matt Garza. (Getty Images)

Matt Garza On Cubs: Best Of Luck, But ‘I’m Going To Try To Kick Their Teeth In’

Matt Garza appreciated his time in Chicago, but he has a new mission now.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Ryan Dempster

Pirates Defeat Cubbies, 3-1

The first game in the battle for fourth place in the NL Central Division goes to Pittsburgh Pirates.


Carlos Zambrano

Cubs Start Road Trip In Cincinnati

The rain-soaked weekend that ended the Chicago Cubs’ most recent homestand with a game cut short and a game postponed before it started, may turn out to benefit the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Ryan Dempster

Cubs Confident ‘Results Will Turn Around’

At three games under the .500-mark, the Chicago Cubs are just four games back from the top of the NL Central. And there’s legitimate reason to think Cubs can stay competitive in their division.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Chicago Cubs

Byrd: ‘I’m Putting My Money On The Cubs Right Now’

The Chicago Cubs have been at, or right around the .500-mark for most of the season so far. And luckily for them so has the rest of the National League Central division.

670 The Score–05/06/2011

Marlon Byrd

Byrd And Cubs Have Eyes Set On Eclipsing .500 During Homestand

After a 4-3 road trip, the Chicago Cubs will return home for nine games with their sights set on getting their back on track.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Marlon Byrd

Cubs Still Looking To Solidify Identity

Through the fist 18 games of the season, the Chicago Cubs are 9-9, and haven’t won or lost more than two games in a row.

670 The Score–04/22/2011

Starlin Castro

Muller: Is There Reason For Optimism On The North Side?

Before the baseball season started, I was—to put it nicely—a little “hard” on the Chicago Cubs and their chances of competing for the National League Central crown.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

Ryan Dempster

Abbatacola: For Cubs To Succeed, Dempster Must Avoid ‘Mistakes’

In his opening day post-game press conference, Mike Quade told us that Ryan Dempster made “two mistakes and they left the ballpark.”

670 The Score–04/12/2011

Carlos Zambrano

Cubs And Brewers Begin Series In Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Brewers got off to a slow start at home this season, they’ve turned that around and will go for their fourth straight home win. But the Chicago Cubs have also had a lot of success in Miller Park.


Aramis Ramirez

Muller: Excited For Baseball? Yes. Excited For Cubs Baseball? I Wish

If there is one thing I have learned from being a Chicago Cubs fan my whole life, it is the uncanny ability to be overly-optimistic about the teams’ chances during the summer.


Carlos Pena

Can The Cubs Compete In The NL Central?

The Chicago Cubs open their 2011 season on Friday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. After a rocky spring training, do the Cubs have what it takes to compete in the National League Central?

670 The Score–03/30/2011

Tyler Colvin

Colvin: ‘We’re Going To Surprise Some People’

The Chicago Cubs were 75-87 last season and finished in fifth place in the NL Central. It was a season that didn’t provide much reason for optimism in 2011.

670 The Score–03/22/2011

Cubs Uniform Logo. (Credit: Getty)

Len Kasper Talks About The Coming Cubs Season

The baseball season is fast approaching, and WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet Cubs play-by-play announcer Len Kasper is talking about what to expect.

670 The Score–02/25/2011

Adam Wainwright

It’s Official, Tommy John Surgery For Cards’ Wainwright

The Chicago Cubs chances in the National League Central Division just became a little better. The St. Louis Cardinals’ ace pitcher Adam Wainwright will officially undergo Tommy John surgery.


Aramis Ramirez

Dusty Baker: Cubs Can Compete In Tough NL Central

Dusty Baker knows what it’s like to try and get the Chicago Cubs to the playoffs. Baker managed the Cubs from 2000-06 and guided them to the NLCS during the 2003 season.