Grote: Catching Up With Kerry WoodWood reflects on the Cubs of the past and present, including a memorable 2003 season.
Grote's Q-and-A With Gary 'Sarge' Matthews: Cubs Are Hot At The Right TimeA member of the '84 Cubs, Matthews reflects on the past and present.
Grote: Joe Maddon Downplays Importance Of Home-Field Advantage In Wild-Card Game“It’s all about the starting pitchers in that particular game,” Maddon says.
Grote: Javier Baez Calm As They Come With The GloveBaez's versatility gives him a good chance to make the postseason roster.
Grote's Cubs Observations: Chris Bosio Lauds Jason Hammel's ToughnessPlus, Dexter Fowler continues to set the tone for the Cubs at the lead-off spot.
Grote: Cubs Have Moved Past Developmental Phase -- It's All About Winning"They are allowing their talent to take over and win the ball game," Theo Epstein says.
Grote's Q-and-A With Jason McLeod: Javier Baez Is Controlling His SwingMcLeod talks Baez, Double-A prospect Wilson Contreras and September call-ups.
Grote: Cubs Starters Look To Clean Up Nagging IssuesHammel hasn't gone deep in games, Lester needs to work on his pick-off and Hendricks has had recent troubles with mechanics.
Grote: Jeff Samardzija Keeping All Options Open In Free AgencySamardzija will hit the open market this offseason after an up-and-down 2015 campaign.
Grote: Cubs' Jorge Soler Is Searching For More PowerSoler has five home runs this season in 344 plate appearances.
Grote's Cubs Observations: Joe Maddon Prefers Feet-First SlidesPlus, Pedro Strop and Tommy Hunter are happy to be reunited.