Rick Renteria is relentlessly upbeat and has stressed a need to be even-keeled in the dugout, but the new Cubs manager also knows there's something to be said for some competitive fire.
Starlin Castro is one of the few Cubs players that moves the needle and with top prospect Javier Baez knocking on the door, new manager Rick Renteria will be tasked with handling these young players.
As Jacoby Ellsbury, a former Theo Epstein draft pick in Boston, cashes in on a megadeal in free agency, Epstein and the Cubs look toward the sweepstakes for Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
10mDENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with versatile outfielder Tyler Colvin on Friday. Colvin will earn $2,275,000 this season. He made $481,000 last season. Colvin hit .290 with 18 home runs and 72 RBIs last season. He...
10mCHICAGO (AP) Pitchers Jeff Samardzija and James Russell have agreed to one-year contracts with the Chicago Cubs and avoided arbitration. The deals were announced Friday. Samardzija's salary is $2.64 million and he could earn an additional $125,000 in performance bonuses....
10mThe Cubs and starter Matt Garza avoided arbitration with a 10.25 million deal for 2013, and it's likely the team will see how things play out early this season before deciding what's next for Garza.
10mThe Cubs brought in Mark Prior and Kerry Wood to offer advice to some of their highly-touted prospects in an effort to educate them about the rigors and pitfalls of playing professional baseball.
10mThe Cubs are wasting no time putting their No. 1 prospect, shortstop Javier Baez, on the fast track to stardom. How quick will the 2011 first-round draft pick move?
10mCHICAGO (AP) Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $10.25 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration. Creative Artists Agency, which represents the right-hander, announced the deal Thursday night on Twitter. Garza also posted on his account, ``...
10mMichael Bowden was raised in the Chicagoland suburbs and now the Cubs reliever is thrilled to be playing for his hometown team and giving back to the community in which he lives.
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