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.
11mAfter Edwin Jackson's signing became official Wednesday, Jed Hoyer and the Cubs are looking down the road at how else they can improve the ballclub before the offseason concludes.
11mConvinced Edwin Jackson would be a good clubhouse guy, and a part of a team that could contend in 2015, the Cubs made their biggest investment in free agency since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer came to Chicago.
11mCHICAGO (AP) Edwin Jackson keeps bouncing around, and he thinks he knows why. ``I think everybody likes me,'' he said. The 29-year-old right-hander might find some stability now that he has a four-year, $52 million deal with the Chicago Cubs. The team announced the move...
11mA look at what's to come - Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney breaks down the upcoming 2013 season through from A-Z.
11mMatt Garza said in an interview with CSN's David Kaplan Friday that he talked to Edwin Jackson and helped sway the pitcher to sign with the Cubs.
11mMatt Garza spoke with CSN's David Kaplan Friday and guaranteed he will be ready to go on Opening Day. The Cubs veteran starter also discussed how he helped lure Edwin Jackson to Chicago.
11mThe Cubs may have lost 101 games in 2012, but it was a banner year for the franchise, as the new front office and coaching staff advanced the rebuilding process and core players were identified and acquired.
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