The Cubs just finished off another last-place season, but Theo Epstein has expectations for a different finish in 2015: Contention.
The Cubs need an assistant hitting coach for the 2014 season and after a successful stint with Triple-A Iowa, could Manny Ramirez be considered for the big-league gig?
Another Cubs season has come to a close. Before Theo Epstein does the postmortem for the cameras on Tuesday at the team’s Clark Street headquarters, here’s “The Narrative” in their own words.

Team talk

  • 2y
    Entering the final year of his three-year deal, Marlon Byrd underwent an offseason transformation -- just as the Cubs did. And he's feeling a more positive vibe around the team this spring.
  • 2y
    With his football days firmly behind him, Cubs top prospect Matt Szczur looks poised to quickly ascend through the ranks of the team's farm system -- though he may not be playing baseball if not for Jim Hendry.
  • 2y
    On a young team, Alfonso Soriano stands out as a team leader. And while he's not the player he once was, he's still an important part of what the Cubs are building.
  • 2y
    The Chicago Cubs have insisted the sexual allegations against Starlin Castro would not be a distraction. Castro agrees and is ready to put it all behind him and focus on baseball.
  • 2y
    While Alfonso Soriano is well-liked in the Cubs' clubhouse, he's come under fire during his tenure with the Cubs for some perceived bad habits. Can new manager Dale Sveum help Soriano break them?
  • 2y
    Even with top prospect Anthony Rizzo waiting in the minor league wings, the Cubs are going in to 2012 with the mentality that Bryan LaHair will be the team's first baseman this season.
  • 2y
    Blake DeWitt is ready to compete for a bench job with the Cubs this spring after clearing waivers and accepting an outright to the minors in the off-season. Patrick Mooney has the story from Arizona.


Today's Poll

Which Cubs call-up did you look the most forward to?

Team Schedule

Last Results
9/28MilW 5-2
9/27MilL 1-2
9/26MilW 6-4
9/24vs. StLW 3-1
9/23vs. StLW 4-3
9/22vs. StLL 0-8
9/21vs. LADL 5-8
9/20vs. LADW 8-7
9/19vs. LADL 5-14
9/18vs. LADL 4-8
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Injury Report

9/16A. AlcantaraRight wrist soreness (day-to-day)
9/2S. CastroLeft ankle sprain - out 4-6 weeks (day-to-day)
8/27R. SweeneyStrained left hamstring (on 60-day DL)
8/26A. RizzoLeft game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
8/23J. RuggianoLeft ankle surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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Sun, Sep 28
Final123 456 789 RHE
Chi Cubs200002001571
  W: J. Turner (6-11)   L: M. Fiers (6-5)   S: H. Rondon (29)
  ChC HR: A. Rizzo (32)
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Team Stats

Chicago Cubs Stats
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Starlin Castro134528581543311465.292
Anthony Rizzo140524891502813278.286
Luis Valbuena149478681193341651.249

John Baker101.0001001.000.00
Neil Ramirez33.500500343.2531.44
Eric Jokisch00-41014.1101.88
Pedro Strop24.333650261.0712.21
Hector Rondon44.5006402963.1632.42
Kyle Hendricks72.7781313080.1472.46
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