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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

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Castro ‘Close’ To Being Ready In Return From Hamstring Injury

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro believes he’s on pace to play Opening Day.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Castro Still Hobbled But Hopes To Play Saturday

The Cubs figure to be cautious with Castro with 17 games in cold-weather cities to open the season.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Castro Still Sitting But Aims For Opening Day

Starlin Castro won’t return to game action until the team believes he’s 100 percent.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Castro Hopes To Play This Week

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro says he’s 80 percent healthy.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating The Cubs’ Roster

The youngsters have been sent back down, giving us a better idea of what lies ahead.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Starlin Castro. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Injured Castro’s Progressing, Aims For Return Next Week

Castro has only missed five regular-season games the past three years.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Chris Sale. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Evaluating Top Under-25 Players Of White Sox, Cubs

The Cubs are stocked with young position players, while the White Sox have more youthful arms.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

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