Jon Lester needed to take a leap of faith with the Cubs front office, but in Year 2 in Chicago, it's World Series or bust time for the 32-year-old lefty.
Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell have already showed early promise during their rookie seasons, and the Cubs believe they will continue to produce that kind of big-time talent.
The Cubs understood there would be no sneaking into the playoffs this year with a strong National League. In order to become a World Series favorite, Theo Epstein & Co. had to think big.

Team talk

  • 4y
    Casey Coleman gave up one run in 5 23 innings and the Cubs won, 8-3, in Colorado. Starlin Castro and Alfonso Soriano combined for seven hits, two homers and five RBIs to get Coleman his first win of 2011.
  • 4y
    Saturday, April 16, 2011 Posted: 8:53 p.m. Updated: 10:13 p.m. By Patrick Mooney DENVER No one talks to Carlos Marmol when he does his job. The media herd backed away after the Cubs closer finished dissecting his first blown save of the season. Marmol...
  • 4y
    The Colorado Rockies have won eight straight games and are looking to claim the best start to a season in franchise history while the 6-7 Cubs have intentions of halting a six-game losing streak in Colorado.
  • 4y
    The Cubs couldn't muster up any offense against Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin, falling 5-0. Matt Garza picked up the loss for the Cubs, allowing five runs in six innings. Aramis Ramirez was the lone bright spot with three hits.
  • 4y
    Friday, April 15, 2011 Posted: 9:21 p.m. By Patrick Mooney DENVER Others in the organization have more power and make more money. But no one who works for the Cubs will talk to the media as much as Mike Quade, and its not even close. The manager understands...
  • 4y
    Matt Garza is on the bound for the Cubs, looking for his first win of the 2011 campaign. The Cubs will try to slow down the red-hot Colorado Rockies, who have won their last six games in a row. Watch the game live now!
  • 4y
    The Cubs visit Coors Field for a three-game series against the Rockies.


Today's Poll

Will the Cubs advance to the World Series in 2016?

Injury Report

10/12A. RussellHamstring (day-to-day)
9/23J. Perezoff 60-day DL
9/14K. Negronoff 60-day DL
8/24J. Leathersichoff 60-day DL
8/24J. Soleroff 15-day DL
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Team Stats

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A. Rizzo1605869416338331101.278
K. Bryant151559871543152699.275
A. Jackson13649156131253948.267
S. Castro151547521452321169.265
C. Coghlan148440641102561641.250
D. Fowler1565961021492981746.250

C. Denorfia00-1000.100.00
D. Ross00-2002.000.00
H. Rondon64.6007203070.0691.67
J. Arrieta226.78633330229.02361.77
J. Grimm35.375620349.2671.99
P. Strop26.250760368.0812.91
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