The Cubs had chances to make themselves more comfortable Saturday night in Los Angeles, but they missed them, and the Dodgers didn’t make the same mistake when the door finally opened a crack for them.© Jonathan Hui-USA TODAY Sports
There was a pivotal moment in Friday night's Cubs win over the Dodgers, not only for that game, but (perhaps) for the whole season. Justin Steele took the mound with a 3-1 lead, but gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. And then he kept going.© Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
The Ian Happ extension might be viewed as more than the next step after the similar deal signed by Nico Hoerner earlier this month. Have the Cubs gotten around and ahead of the curve when it comes to contract extensions and their investments in players?© Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports
Just when it seemed safe to give up on the dream of an Ian Happ extension, the Cubs and Happ sprung one upon us. He’s now locked in through 2026, at a total cost of $61 million and with the added security of a no-trade clause, and the Cubs’ plan for the next half-decade is beginning to take a more definite shape.© Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
With just under three months left before the 2023 draft gets underway, you’ll see an increase in coverage. Over the next 10 weeks, we’ll be doing a series called “Personal Cheeseballs” which will take a closer look at groups of potential draftees.
The Cubs nearly took a second-round knockout at the hands of the Mariners Tuesday night. Instead, they forged one of the biggest and fastest comebacks in franchise history, and then quieted everything down and cruised to a delicious win.© Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
A quick update on Cubs reliever Brandon Hughes and Seiya Suzuki, who both began their rehab assignments with the Iowa Cubs on Saturday, April 8, in St. Paul, Minnesota, against the Saints.Theo Tollefson
The Cubs are over .500 after nine games, thanks (once again) to their dynamic middle infield. This team will have to win many close and difficult games to make noise in the NL, and for the first time this year, they did so.© Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
When Hayden Wesneski came up to the Cubs at the end of the 2022 season, he showed mid-rotation starting potential. To finish converting that potential into real success and production, though, he needed to make a couple of changes. He’s made them. Now, the question is how much it cost him to do so.© Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK
Michael Fulmer collected a two-inning save for the Cubs Friday. Little by little, we’re starting to get an idea of what the Cubs think they have in the bullpen, and how they want to utilize it all.© Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
The least coherent Cubs podcast on the internet rumbles on, interested in the return of baseball but not confined by it.Matt Trueblood via Spotify for Podcasters
It's that time of year again: When the draft is only a few months around the corner and the ever-nerdy draft-lovers are excited by the words "bonus pools" and "draft slots."
That's right. Major League Baseball released this information on Tuesday night and we can't wait to talk about it at North Side Baseball.
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