Levine: Some Frown Upon On-The-Field CelebrationDid Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop -- by exaggerating his body movements after striking out two White Sox hitters to end the eighth inning -- cross the line of baseball’s unwritten rules?
Watch: Bob Costas Rips Cubs' Pedo Strop For 'Atrocious Performance'It was a night to forget for Pedro Strop.
Grote: The Story Behind Pedro Strop's Crooked HatStrop has been fined before for his off-to-the-side hat, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon is cool with it.
Walker Runs Shutout Streak To 18 Innings In Mariners' Win Over CubsStarlin Castro returned after dealing with a groin injury.
Pedro Strop, Cubs Reach $2.5M Deal To Avoid ArbitrationStrop posted a 2.21 ERA in 2014.
Strop Uninjured After Crash In Dominican RepublicThe 29-year-old was driving a pickup truck when he crashed against a wall late Wednesday along a road southwest of the capital of Santo Domingo.
Maddon: 'Not Into' Traditional Bullpen Book"I kind of like that freedom unless you have an absolute hammer at the end of the game," Cubs manager Joe Maddon says.
Wood Helps Cubs Beat Reds, 3-0Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months.
Cubs Strike Out 15 Times In 5-3 Loss To GiantsMadison Bumgarner struck out 12 to lead San Francisco to victory.
Levine: Cubs Young Bullpen A Promising Group"There have been a lot of good individual performances out here," GM Jed Hoyer said.
Baffoe: Jake Arrieta And ProgressBy now, the Cubs front office has shown we can trust their evaluations.
Cubs Activate Strop From DL, Wright From Paternity ListHector Rondon goes onto the paternity leave list as well.
Levine: Bullpen Concerns Lead To Call-Ups For CubsThe Cubs' bullpen has blown four of its six save chances.
Levine: Cubby Occurrence Mars Wrigley CentennialLeading 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.
Wisch: The Six Most Maddening Cubs Closers EverIt appears that the Cubs may have figured out a solution to their lack of a closer: Just never lead again.