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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:31:39 EDT

 



T-shirt reminds Cubs of Heyward speech

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:50 EDT

On some of Joe Maddon's new T-shirts this year there's a simple image of an umbrella with a couple of raindrops over "8-7." Cubs fans know that's the score from Game 7 of the World Series. The umbrella is a reminder of the 17-minute rain delay when Jason Heyward gave the players a pep talk that helped propel the Cubs to victory.



Montgomery excited about 'utility pitcher' role

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:40:16 EDT

Mike Montgomery's versatility has made him the Ben Zobrist of the Cubs' pitching staff. Montgomery came to Spring Training as a candidate for the rotation, but his ability to start and relieve has prompted the team to keep him in the bullpen and name Brett Anderson to the rotation.



Maddon: Arrieta's not only pitcher who can hit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:06 EDT

In his first spring at-bat Thursday, Jake Arrieta crushed a 465-foot home run. If he's not pitching that day, Arrieta may be the Cubs pitcher who manager Joe Maddon uses if he needs an extra pinch-hitter.



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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:37:09 EDT

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See Jake rake: Arrieta crushes 465-foot HR

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:08:37 EDT

Jake Arrieta led the Cubs pitchers with two home runs last season, and got his swing tuned up on Thursday with his first of 2017.



Epstein named the world's greatest leader

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:22 EDT

Theo Epstein was named the world's greatest leader



Anderson wins spot in Cubs' rotation

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:53:33 EDT

Not many teams have the luxury of having the Major League's ERA leader as their No. 5 starter but the Cubs can do that.



Arrieta, La Stella highlight offense vs. D-backs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:42 EDT

Jake Arrieta's 465-foot homer off Zack Greinke may have stolen the show, but the pair of pitchers also put on a pretty good display on the mound in a game that ended in a 5-5 tie in front of a record crowd of 14,002 at Salt River Fields.



Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:42:47 EDT

Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Candelario among six sent down by Cubs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:58:27 EDT

The Cubs released pitcher Jim Henderson on Thursday, and optioned Jake Buchanan, Alec Mills and Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Iowa. Williams Perez, Dylan Floro and David Rollins also were assigned to Minor League camp, trimming the number of players in camp to 36.



Bryant gets a chance to rest before season

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:13:18 EDT

For the first time since he moved into his new house in Las Vegas in January, Kris Bryant will have a chance to sit by the pool.



Schwarber hits long ball in rain-shortened game

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:09:24 EDT

Adam Duvall hit a two-run home run to lead to the Reds to a 5-2 win over the Cubs on Wednesday in a game that was called in the fifth inning because of rain. Kyle Schwarber had two hits for Chicago, including a two-run home run.



Battery mate: Lester builds trust with Contreras

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:57:55 EDT

This spring is a little different for Cubs pitchers like Jon Lester, who don't have catcher David Ross around to counsel them. That means the pitchers have to build a stronger relationship with Willson Contreras.



Baez among All-Classic Team standouts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDT

Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:33:46 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Cubs' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Green remembered as 'quintessential baseball man'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:17:25 EDT

Former Cubs' executive vice president and Dallas Green passed away on Wednesday. He was referred to by current Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer as the 'quintessential baseball man.'



Maddon sees growth in Baez during Classic

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:27:56 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't surprised Javier Baez is having the success he's had playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. "He's playing full throttle -- which he did at the end of last year," Maddon said.



Green's candor, passion leave lasting impact

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:38:33 EDT

Nobody in the game rode taller in the saddle than Dallas Green. Not 6-foot-7 Frank Howard nor 6-foot-11 Jon Rauch. Dallas Green was baseball's John Wayne, so upright and rigid and with such a commanding voice.



Baez's otherworldly play nabs Dutch runner at plate

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:06:32 EDT

Javier Baez made one of the hardest throws recorded by a second baseman in the Statcast era to cut down a Netherlands runner at the plate during Puerto Rico's semifinal win in the World Baseball Classic on Monday night.



Dancing with David Ross: Cubs star makes ABC debut

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:27:33 EDT

Dancing with David Ross: Cubs star makes ABC debut



Faith prepared Hannemann for baseball's challenges

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:43:58 EDT

Jacob Hannemann had a decision to make: Play baseball or fulfill a two-year Mormon mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Little Rock, Ark. He chose the latter.



Jay anxiously awaits return to Cubs-Cards rivalry

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:39:21 EDT

Jon Jay loved those moments at Wrigley Field. In the six seasons Jay wore St. Louis Cardinals red, the center fielder always looked forward to his team's trips up Interstate 55 to Chicago.



Szczur keeping it light while playing hard

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:08:40 EDT

Kyle Hendricks and Matt Szczur have played together in the Minors, and for the past three seasons on the Cubs. Hendricks has seen noticeable improvements by the outfielder, who is battling for a roster spot on the Cubs again this spring.



Cubs prospect Jimenez shelved for 3 weeks

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:27:30 EDT

Cubs top prospect Eloy Jimenez has a bone bruise in his right shoulder, and he will be shut down for at least three weeks, general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday.



Montgomery or Anderson fifth starter? No word yet

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:48:22 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon wasn't ready to announce whether Mike Montgomery or Brett Anderson had claimed the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation. As far as Montgomery is concerned, it may be better if they don't tell him his role, which is how he ended up with a save in Game 7 of the World Series.



Szczur's first HR highlights 6-run 8th

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:15:27 EDT

The Cubs and Rockies each got strong performances from starters expected to be stalwarts in their rotations Monday. The teams played a tight game through seven innings in front of a sellout crowd of 13,380 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick before Matt Szczur's two-run homer paced a six-run eighth in a 9-6 Cubs victory.



Baseball magician Javy Baez uses sleight of hand to avoid tag, steal third base

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:07 EDT

Javy Baez and his amazing, tag-avoiding slide



Hendricks eyes first 200-innings campaign

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:02:08 EDT

Kyle Hendricks totaled a career-high 190 innings during the regular season last year. The Cubs right-hander would like to join the 200-innings club.



Russell launches fifth spring homer

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:23:18 EDT

Ian Kennedy struck out seven and held the Cubs to three hits over six innings in a 6-2 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 15,497 at Sloan Park. Addison Russell led off the Chicago eighth with a home run, his fifth this spring, to avoid a shutout.



Maddon anticipates even more run production

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:06:40 EDT

Opening Night for the Cubs is in two weeks, and manager Joe Maddon likes what he sees, especially after getting some projections from the baseball operations department regarding the offense.