Rick Renteria

Jorge Soler  hits a double against the Milwaukee Brewers during the second inning on September 1, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Soler Comes Up Big In Wrigley Debut

Jorge Soler’s torrid start has been a great story for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2014

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

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