Feb 18, 2013, 10:00am CST
March 15, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Texas Rangers
The Rangers have come very, very close to being World Series champions, but failed. How will that affect their future?
March 14, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Seattle Mariners
Cubs vs. Mariners. They've played three series before, nine total games. Do you remember any of them? I didn't think so.
March 13, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Oakland Athletics
A bad stadium and scheduling quirks and issues are at the center of this preview involving a team the Cubs have rarely played.
March 12, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Los Angeles Angels
The Cubs will welcome Mike Trout to Wrigley Field for the first time in his career this year. Oh, and some guy named Pujols returns.
March 11, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Houston Astros
The Astros have moved to the American League West. The Cubs will see them anyway.
March 8, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Chicago White Sox
We're down to four games a year between these two teams. Eventually, maybe they'll realize the "city series" thing is getting overdone, and they'll reduce it to one series a year, alternating between the parks.
March 7, 2013
Know Your Enemy: San Francisco Giants
Just how have the Giants won two of the last three World Series? Pitching, mostly, along with a little bit of luck.
March 6, 2013
Know Your Enemy: San Diego Padres
The Padres are a pretty anonymous bunch. This isn't anything new.
March 5, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers have a lot of money. Can that translate into a lot of wins? We'll find out this year.
March 4, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Colorado Rockies
The Rox were bad last year. The Rox haven't made many changes. The Rox are likely to be bad again.
March 1, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Arizona Diamondbacks
The D'backs were really good in 2011, outperforming expectations. They regressed in 2012, underperforming what was expected. Now what?
February 28, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Washington Nationals
The Nats are a very good team. Biggest 2013 task: prevent their spectacular 2012 playoff collapse from affecting them.
February 27, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies -- and probably you -- will be on Ryno-watch this year.
February 26, 2013
Know Your Enemy: New York Mets
The Mets weren't very good in 2012. They traded away their best pitcher. This isn't a formula for being better in 2013.
February 25, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Miami Marlins
Ozzie's gone. Buehrle's gone. Reyes is gone. Josh Johnson is gone. Jeffrey Loria is laughing all the way to the bank, but I'm guessing Marlins fans don't think it's funny.
February 22, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Atlanta Braves
The Braves made the wild-card game in 2012 and might have lost it due to a bizarre umpiring call. They've got the talent to get back there again in 2013, including a pair of Uptons.
February 21, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates started hot, then collapsed. The Pirates started hot, then collapsed. That repeat is on purpose, because they did exactly that both of the last two seasons.
February 20, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Milwaukee Brewers
Yes, I know. You love to hate Ryan Braun. What about his teammates?
February 19, 2013
Know Your Enemy: Cincinnati Reds
Former Cubs manager Dusty Baker has led the Reds to the postseason two of the last three years. Skill, talent or luck?
February 18, 2013
Know Your Enemy: St. Louis Cardinals
This is the first of a multi-part series examining the teams the Cubs will play during the 2013 regular season.