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9/29/2014 | Winds of change beginning to blow at Wrigley

An influx of highly regarded talent joining Cubs cornerstones Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro and an expected shift in offseason strategy bodes well for the North Siders, whose home park will have a new look to complement the team's.

9/29/2014 | Young talent brightened Cubs' tough campaign

The Cubs closed 2014 with their fifth straight losing season, but it was the most intriguing of the five as fans finally got a glimpse of the promising future.

9/29/2014 | Bleachers first stage of Wrigley Field makeover

While Cubs players picked up their gear bags Monday and stadium staffers cleaned out their work spaces, crews continued to prep Wrigley Field for the renovation project, which will begin with the bleachers.

9/28/2014 | Cubs top Crew in finale for strong finish to season

Anthony Rizzo hit his 32nd home run, a two-run blast in the first, and scored on Arismendy Alcantara's tie-breaking two-run double in the sixth to lift the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Brewers in the season finale on Sunday in front of 33,837 at Miller Park.

9/28/2014 | First-year manager Renteria already looking ahead

On Sunday, Rick Renteria ended his first year as Cubs manager, and he was eagerly looking ahead to 2015.

9/28/2014 | Brewers, Cubs wrap up season at Miller Park

Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers will make his case to be part of the Milwaukee rotation next season when he takes the ball on Sunday against the Cubs at Miller Park in the final game of the regular season. Jacob Turner will start for Chicago.

9/27/2014 | Wada solid in final start, but Cubs fall to Crew

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed two runs over five-plus innings in the Cubs' 2-1 loss against the Brewers on Saturday night at Miller Park.

9/27/2014 | Hendricks ready for textbook-free offseason

For the first time in what seems like forever, Kyle Hendricks won't have to open a textbook this offseason. The Cubs pitcher, who completed his finance degree last year at Dartmouth, found out Saturday he would not start in the season finale. Now he can focus on next year.

9/27/2014 | Injury makes for frustrating end to Castro's season

It's been a frustrating final month of the season for Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, who will head home to the Dominican Republic after Sunday but plans to continue his rehab at the team's facility in Mesa, Ariz.

9/27/2014 | Brewers have plenty to play for vs. Cubs

Wily Peralta will take the mound for Milwaukee on Saturday against the Cubs seeking his 17th win. Peralta will be opposed by Tsuyoshi Wada.

9/27/2014 | Renteria ejected after confusion over balk call

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop heard second-base umpire Jeff Nelson call a balk against him, but there was some confusion over the play. Manager Rick Renteria disagreed with the call and was ejected Friday night during Chicago's 6-4 win against the Brewers.

9/26/2014 | Jokisch battles through first start in Cubs' win

Javier Baez, who had four hits in his last 10 games, collected three hits and two RBIs, Jorge Soler drove in two runs and Chris Coghlan smacked a leadoff home run to spark the Cubs to a 6-4 victory on Friday night over the Brewers at Miller Park.

9/26/2014 | Cubs expected Baez to have offensive issues

Javier Baez went 4-for-41 with 20 strikeouts on the Cubs' final homestand, and he leads the Major Leagues in strikeouts in September. And Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein isn't too surprised.

9/26/2014 | Cubs expect more out of Jackson in 2015

Edwin Jackson has accepted the late-season switch to the bullpen, but Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Friday the right-hander needs to come into next year ready to show he can produce positive results.

9/26/2014 | Unveiling the 2014 All-Prospect Team

Last week, handed out year-end awards for top hitting and pitching prospects. As much as Kris Bryant and Tyler Glasnow were deserving recipients, it was clear there were many other fantastic performances in 2014 that deserved some attention. With that in mind, announced its 2014 All-Prospect Team on Friday.

9/25/2014 | South Bend affiliate changes name to Cubs

The Class A South Bend team officially changed its name from the Silver Hawks to the Cubs on Thursday, signaling the start of a new relationship with the Chicago Major League team.

9/25/2014 | Jokisch makes first MLB start as Cubs visit Brewers

Cubs rookie Eric Jokisch will make his first Major League start Friday in Milwaukee to open the final series of the season. The Brewers will counter with rookie right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who's stepping in for the scratched Matt Garza.

9/24/2014 | Curtain call: Arrieta writes W in Wrigley finale

Jake Arrieta smacked a two-run triple to spark the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals and a series win against the National League Central leaders in the final game of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary.

9/24/2014 | Dawn of new century: Wrigley ready for makeover

The Cubs played their final home game Wednesday, capping the year-long celebration of 100-year-old Wrigley Field, which on Thursday will begin its most extensive makeover since adding lights in 1988.

9/24/2014 | Feeling heat, Cards need series win in Wrigley finale

With their National League Central lead trimmed to 1 1/2 games and their magic number to clinch the division at four, the Cardinals look to pick up a critical series win over the Cubs in the final 2014 game at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. John Lackey, pitching for the first time at Wrigley, duels with Jake Arrieta, who is coming off his first career shutout.

9/24/2014 | Poised Hendricks pitching beyond his years

Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks has proven to be anything but the normal rookie. He lacks the velocity that has become commonplace and may actually be better off without it, as he has learned how to get hitters to beat his sinkers into the ground and pitch in the way that guys like Orel Hershiser and Greg Maddux did.

9/23/2014 | Ready and able: Castillo drives walk-off in 10 vs. Cards

Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a walk-off RBI single with two outs in the 10th to lift the Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

9/23/2014 | Renteria: 'Difficult' for Starlin to return this season

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro continues to rehab his left ankle, injured Sept. 2 in an awkward slide at home plate, but his season is likely over, manager Rick Renteria said Tuesday. Castro was hoping to play before the regular season ends Sunday, but he is still wearing a protective boot on his left ankle.

9/23/2014 | Jackson to 'pen; rookies to start Cubs' final series

Edwin Jackson will go to the bullpen, while rookies Eric Jokisch, Tsuyoshi Wada and Kyle Hendricks will start the final three games of the Cubs' season against the Brewers, respectively, beginning Friday.

9/23/2014 | Cubs to immediately begin Wrigley renovation

The Cubs will begin work this weekend on the Wrigley Field renovation plan, which starts with the expansion of the bleachers and installation of a video scoreboard in left field.

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