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Infielder Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs gets the force out on Cliff Pennington #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 25, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

With Soriano Trade Looming, Cubs Fall To Arizona

Chicago players were upset about the news of teammate Alfonso Soriano’s impending trade to the Yankees, and manager Dale Sveum thought that played a part in the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

07/26/2013

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Faith In Starlin Castro Seems To Be Paying Off

Is Starlin Castro turning the corner again?

CBS Chicago–07/22/2013

Luis Valbuena. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Grading The Cubs And White Sox At The Break

I get paid to grade things, even though I tell students that they earn grades rather than get them subjectively.

670 The Score–07/15/2013

Starlin Castro follows through on a solo home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Wrigley Field . (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Soriano Leads Cubs’ Barrage In 7-2 Win Over Angels

Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs’ season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in Chicago’s 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night

07/09/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Time To Trade Starlin Castro?

It’s an interesting question the Cubs should maybe consider.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2013

Dan Straily #67 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Chicago Cubs at O.co Coliseum on July 4, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Straily, Norris Lead A’s In 1-0 Win Over Cubs

Derek Norris scored on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Thursday.

07/04/2013

Matt Garza #22 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on July 3, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Garza Throws 8 Strong Innings In Cubs’ 3-1 Win

Matt Garza plans to pitch as well as he can for the Chicago Cubs as long as he’s with the team. That’s how he’s dealing with all this trade talk.

07/04/2013

Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics trots around the bases after hitting a three-run homer as pitcher James Russell #40 of the Chicago Cubs looks on in the eighth inning at O.co Coliseum on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. The home run gave the Athletics an 8 to 7 lead. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Russell Gives Up Lead In 8th, Cubs Lose To A’s 8-7

One bad pitch blew what would’ve given the Chicago Cubs something they’ve rarely achieved this season: a winning streak.

07/03/2013

Edwin Jackson pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Cubs Hold Off Late Mariners’ Comeback For 7-6 Win

It didn’t matter the Chicago Cubs nearly blew a six-run lead against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

06/30/2013

Travis Wood. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Reds Complete Sweep Of Cubs

Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.

06/12/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Drafting Bryant, Cubs Box In Castro

What I’m instead wondering today is what Bryant’s presence might mean for Starlin Castro’s future. Because from my view, the arrival of a stud third base prospect very much could impact the fate of the Cubs’ 23-year-old shortstop – and not just because he might stand next to him on the field.

670 The Score–06/08/2013

Dioner Navarro.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Navarro’s 3 HRs Lift Cubs Over Sox

Dioner Navarro hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career, connecting from both sides of the plate at Wrigley Field on Wednesday and leading the Chicago Cubs over the White Sox 9-3.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2013

Starlin Castro. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Starlin Castro Is Getting Worse

Alarm bells are going off, and nobody seems to notice or care.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2013

Edwin Jackson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jackson, Cubs Fall To Mets

Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1-3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

David DeJesus runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Samardzija Homers, Throws 8 Innings In Cubs’ Win

Jeff Samardzija hit a two-run home run and pitched eight strong innings for his first win since opening day and the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Wednesday night.

05/15/2013

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Harris: Cubs Add Security By Locking Up Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo gained financial security for a long time, agreeing to a seven-year deal, worth $39 million, with a team option each of the last two years for $14.5 million each year.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2013

Carlos Villanueva (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cardinals Rally For 5-4 Win Over Cubs

Carlos Beltran and Jon Jay drove in two runs apiece, and the St. Louis Cardinals capped an impressive trip with a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

Dioner Navarro  hits a two-run double against the San Diego Padres. (Credit: David Banks, Getty)

Feldman Tosses 3-Hitter, Cubs Top Padres 6-2

Scott Feldman retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner’s wildness in a 6-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.

05/01/2013

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs at Marlins Park. (Credit: Marc Serota, Getty)

Navarro Homers In Cubs 6-4 Loss To Marlins

Chicago’s Dioner Navarro homered in the ninth off Steve Cishek, who nonetheless earned his third save in four chances.

04/28/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Wisch: Moving Castro Could Stop Short A Cubs Problem

So, what if at some point this season – I’m not suggesting that the Cubs do it just yet – the team moved Castro to third, Valbuena to second and Barney to short?

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

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