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Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:17:50 EDTOn 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.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:40:16 EDTMike 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.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:28:06 EDTIn 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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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:08:37 EDTJake Arrieta led the Cubs pitchers with two home runs last season, and got his swing tuned up on Thursday with his first of 2017.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:14:22 EDTTheo Epstein was named the world's greatest leader
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:53:33 EDTNot many teams have the luxury of having the Major League's ERA leader as their No. 5 starter but the Cubs can do that.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:52:42 EDTJake 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:42:47 EDTWho 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:58:27 EDTThe 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:13:18 EDTFor 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:09:24 EDTAdam 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:57:55 EDTThis 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDTFollowing 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.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:33:46 EDTFrom 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:17:25 EDTFormer 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.'
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:27:56 EDTCubs 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.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:38:33 EDTNobody 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:06:32 EDTJavier 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:27:33 EDTDancing with David Ross: Cubs star makes ABC debut
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:43:58 EDTJacob 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:39:21 EDTJon 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:08:40 EDTKyle 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:27:30 EDTCubs 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:48:22 EDTManager 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:15:27 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:07 EDTJavy Baez and his amazing, tag-avoiding slide
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:02:08 EDTKyle 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.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:23:18 EDTIan 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.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:06:40 EDTOpening 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.