Rick Renteria

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

Levine: Renteria’s Handling Of Bullpen His Greatest Challenge

Rick Renteria has to weigh winning games with protecting the future.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Getty Images)

Emma: All-Star Honor A Milestone In Rizzo’s Maturation

“You grow up and you want to be an All-Star,” Anthony Rizzo says.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2014

The Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, left, and Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Look To Rizzo, Castro For Leadership

Anthony Rizzo has “the heart to be a leader,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

Jake Arrieta. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Arrieta Flirts With History

Jake Arrieta was perfect through six innings Tuesday before settling for a well-earned win.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Management Not Worried About Samardzija Distraction

“Good teams find a way to play well and not get distracted,” Theo Epstein says.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2014

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

Levine: Renteria Getting Results From Young Group

(CBS) – Rick Renteria was a stranger in a strange land when he greeted his young players for the first time ever this February in Mesa, Ariz. Although the team’s record is the worst by […]

06/06/2014

jose Veras. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Release Relief Pitcher Jose Veras

Jose Veras was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA this season.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wisch: It’s Time Kris Bryant Gets The Big League Promotion

Bryant is as polished as Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo were when they made their debuts.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Alludes To Trade Possibility

Cubs righty Jeff Samardzija leads all starters with a 1.46 ERA — but has zero wins.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Levine: Leadership Evolving On Cubs

“I can’t say who the leader will be here, but that will happen on its own,” reliever Jose Veras says.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2014

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

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

Levine: Cub Run-Scoring Woes Hard To Solve

By Bruce Levine  670thescore.com (CBS) — Run production has been a serious concern for the Cubs since losing Alfonso Soriano last July in a trade to the Yankees. Although no one expected the team to […]

05/08/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija: Pitch Count Not A Front Office Matter

Jeff Samardzija defended his coaches after hearing the front office will discuss pitching counts.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Handling Pitch Counts Tough For Both Chicago Managers

Rick Renteria says he’s unlikely to push Jeff Samardzija to 126 pitches ever again.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

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

Levine: Castro Rounding Back To All-Star Form

Starlin Castro is hitting .308 with a team-high 14 RBIs this season after a tough 2013 campaign.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Pedro Strop. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Bullpen Concerns Lead To Call-Ups For Cubs

The Cubs’ bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

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

Levine: Cubs Manager Sticks With ‘Have Fun’ Strategy

Rick Renteria’s keeping perspective in a tough start for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2014

Cubs outfielder Ryan Kalish reacts after striking out as Yankees catcher John Ryan Murphy prepares to throw the ball back to the pitcher during game two of a doubleheader on April 16, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Offense A Real Issue

Cubs manager Rick Renteria knew run production would be an issue in 2014. Plenty of good starting pitching has been wasted in the team’s 4-10 start to the season.

04/18/2014

Chicago Cubs pitcher LaTroy Hawkins yells at home plate umpire Tim Tschida after being escorted to the dugout by manager Dusty Baker (R), coach Gary Matthews (L of Hawkins) and others after being thrown out of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning on July 20, 2004 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals defeated the Cubs 11-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers Ever

It appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.

670 The Score–04/18/2014

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