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
    The news surrounding Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder is rather quiet this offseason so far and the Cubs are not a good fit for either of the sluggers for long-term deals.
  • 2y
    What if...the Cubs traded pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the Mariners for infielder Chone Figgins? It could benefit both sides in a lot of ways, including financially.
  • 2y
    Theo Epstein preached changing the Cubs' culture when he was hired as the new team president, but will he change such traditions that have become commonplace for fans in Wrigley?
  • 2y
    Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum is looking to hire within the family and has requested permission to speak with former Brewers teammate Chris Bosio in hopes of hiring him as pitching coach.
  • 2y
    A lot of changes in the new CBA will have an impact on the Cubs in the future, not the least of which will be the Cubs' ability to spend big on the MLB draft after spending a franchise-record 12 million last season.
  • 2y
    Ken Rosenthal tweeted Tuesday the Cubs are willing to deal ace Matt Garza. But will that really happen or is it just a notion worth entertaining for Jed Hoyer and Theo Epstein?
  • 2y
    Carlos Marmol struggled in 2011, blowing 10 saves. This came after signing a three-year, 20 million deal and the Cubs are wondering, can the new management stomach the closer's inconsistency?


Today's Poll

Which Cubs call-up did you look the most forward to?
Mark Prior
Kerry Wood
Starlin Castro
Javier Baez

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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