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Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: Cubs’ 2014 PECOTA Projections

Anthony Rizzo has breakout potential, but not much is expected from the rest of the squad.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Gordon Beckham. (Getty Images)

Lindholm: Can Cubs, White Sox Second Basemen Be Saved?

This 2014 season is an important one for Gordon Beckham and Darwin Barney.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

Anthony Rizzo. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Lindholm: 2014 Cubs, Part 2 — Position Players

By Scott Lindholm- (CBS) My first piece previewing the 2014 Cubs analyzed their financial status. This one reviews the Cubs’ offense, while the next will be on their pitching. Beginning at catcher, the platoon of Dioner […]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Wisch: The Cubs Can Trade Castro – But Not To The Cardinals

In the name of Lou Brock, the Cubs can’t do that.

670 The Score–11/05/2013

Ken "Hawk" Harrelson. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Awarding Hawk Harrelson & Hiring Susannah Collins

In order to last 29 years in the booth like Hawk has, you have to be doing something right.

670 The Score–10/04/2013

Joe Girardi.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Angi: Is Girardi The Right Fit For The Cubs Now?

Asking Girardi to manage the Cubs now is like asking Warren Buffett to manage a Waffle House.

10/03/2013

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.  (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: Stability – Not Sveum – Is Cubs’ Biggest Problem

I’d argue that the bigger problem with the Cubs – and the regressions of the 23-year-old Castro and 24-year-old Rizzo, as well as the 27-year-old Darwin Barney – was the lack of any consistent veteran on-field leadership or reliable stability with the Cubs big league roster

CBS Chicago–10/01/2013

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

Cubs Close Home Schedule With Win Vs. Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Dale Sveum. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Wisch: Fire Sveum? Only If Cubs Fire Up Roster

Until a true winning mentality emerges in the front office at Clark & Addison, changing managers on the field doesn’t much matter.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2013

Donnie Murphy. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Hit 4 HRs, Power Past Marlins 9-7

Donnie Murphy homered to cap a four-run rally in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs connected four times Wednesday to beat the Miami Marlins 9-7.

09/04/2013

Roger Bernadina #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies is forced out by Starlin Castro #13 of the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning on August 31, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Castro Helps Cubs Beat Phillies 4-3

Starlin Castro put an emphatic end to his power drought with one impressive drive.

08/31/2013

Darwin Barney. (Getty Images)

Sveum Ejected, Dodgers Blank Cubs 4-0

Ricky Nolasco pitched eight innings of three-hit ball, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier hit solo homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Wednesday.

670 The Score–08/28/2013

Travis Wood #37 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Dodger Stadium on August 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Cubs Defeat Dodgers 3-2 Behind Wood

Travis Wood took his share of lumps in August, losing three in a row for the scuffling Chicago Cubs. He ended the month with a bang, outpitching Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of All-Star lefties.

08/28/2013

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

Baffoe: Starlin Castro Is Not Mentally Hopeless

It has been a pretty long-held notion that at a certain point in our lives we are beyond teaching.

670 The Score–08/19/2013

Starter Joe Kelly #58 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on August 11, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Avoid Sweep, Beat Cubs 8-4

Pete Kozma singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a four-game losing streak.

08/11/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Do The Bears Respect Marc Trestman?

As far as Trestman goes, I have a really hard time believing all the players—veterans especially—are going to be so gung-ho with his make-a-new-friend-today tactics as he described at a press conference on Wednesday.

670 The Score–07/26/2013

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

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