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Alfonso Soriano with the Cubs in April 2012. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: There Is More Yankee Class At Wrigley This Week Than Just Jeter

Here’s to Alfonso Soriano, who always displayed the utmost professionalism in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2014

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

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: The ‘Other Guy’ Kane Is Quite The Star

Let this not escape us: Patrick Kane is just 25 years old.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

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

Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning on May 5, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: No Wins For Samardzija After 7 Starts; Blue Jays Still Interested

Jeff Samardzija has a 1.62 ERA but an 0-3 record.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2014

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

David DeJesus. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Missing Veteran Leadership, DeJesus Says

David DeJesus says it can be tough for youngsters to lead a team like with the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2014

Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano can't make a catch on a triple by the Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubby Occurrence Mars Wrigley Centennial

Leading 5-2 with newly anointed closer Pedro Strop on the hill, things where looking good for starter Jeff Samardzija. Leaving with the lead, the 29-year-old pitcher watched the bullpen give up 5 runs in the ninth in a 7-5 loss.

04/23/2014

Cubs left-hander Travis Wood. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wood Homers, Allows 1 Run In Cubs’ Win

Travis Wood was so dangerous at the plate Monday night that Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson actually changed pitchers before the Cubs starter could bat with the bases loaded in the sixth.

04/22/2014

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

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (Getty Images)

Levine: Castro Responds Well To Renteria’s Lineup Move

Castro homered twice Tuesday and has a five-game hitting streak.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

Andrew McCutchen. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Protecting Young Cubs Hitters Up To Each Player, Says MVP McCutchen

For years National league 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen was pitched around. It certainly is a common practice too pitch around a teams best hitter or two too win a ballgame.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Opening Day Questions For Cubs And Sox

Can Anthony Rizzo or Jose Abreu be the baseball stars this city craves?

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Wrigley Field. (Getty images)

Baffoe: Chicago Baseball Is Beautiful And Unfair

Before the rainbow, there must be rain. And it’s raining right now on Chicago baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

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Spiegel: Even Combined, Cubs And White Sox Might Not Contend

A starting rotation of Sale-Samardzija-Quintana-Wood-Danks is solid.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs Will Platoon Players To Begin Season

Mike Olt and Ryan Kalish have made the Opening Day roster for the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Starlin Castro. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Castro Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

Recovering from a hamstring strain, Starlin Castro just wants a few more exhibition at-bats.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Darwin Barney.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Barney Trying To Focus On Two Jobs

By Bruce Levine- (CBS) Darwin Barney has been through the emotional ringer this offseason. For one, he’s heard his name in the trade rumor mill all winter, whispers that continue to swirl around him daily. […]

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

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