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Last Build Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:03:13 EDT

 



Inbox: Will Montgomery get chance to start?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:47:33 EDT

Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers fans' questions about Mike Montgomery, Albert Almora Jr., the outfield, pitching prospects and more in the latest Cubs Inbox.



Caratini among top 10 catcher prospects

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:48:36 EDT

The Cubs have yet to add a backup catcher to Willson Contreras. They may have that person already on the roster in Victor Caratini.



'Respect the ranks': Yadi responds to Contreras

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:54:47 EDT

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina appears to be taking exception to recent comments from Cubs catcher Willson Contreras about how he plans to be a better backstop than perennial All-Stars Molina and Buster Posey.



Cubs announce 2018 spring broadcast schedule

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:39:59 EDT

Nearly every Chicago Cubs Spring Training game will be available to Cubs fans via television, radio or internet radio broadcast as the club today announced its 2018 Spring Training broadcast schedule.



Duensing reportedly re-signs with Cubs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:49:09 EDT

The Cubs and left-handed reliever Brian Duensing are reuniting after the two sides agreed to a two-year deal on Wednesday, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.



By the book: Maples seeks 'pen role with Cubs

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:49:55 EDT

Dillon Maples was sitting at a Starbucks in Memphis on Aug. 31, reading about George Washington, when Cubs player development director Jaron Madison interrupted him. Triple-A Iowa's game against the Redbirds had been called because of the weather. An avid reader, Maples' plan was to hunker down in one of the coffee shop's comfortable chairs for the day.



Young fan asks Rizzo to be her valentine

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:45:39 EDT

Young fan asked Anthony Rizzo to be her valentine



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.



Cubs set training staff, Minor League coaches

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:03:43 EDT

The Chicago Cubs today announced their major league training staff and minor league managers/coaching staffs for the 2018 season. The organization this season has added a second Arizona Rookie League team in Mesa, giving the Cubs seven minor league clubs domestically and two in the Dominican Republic.



Batting Bryant leadoff makes sense for Cubs

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:43:27 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon carries a reputation for outside-the-box thinking, and it shows up in his lineup construction. Maddon started 11 different players in the top spot in 2017. Not included among them was Kris Bryant -- but it's possible that could change in 2018.



Hughes named Illinois co-sportscaster of year

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:32:45 EDT

Cubs radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes was named the 2017 Illinois co-sportscaster of the year by the National Sports Media Association on Tuesday.



Cubs announce Minor League coordinators

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:47:53 EDT

The Cubs on Thursday announced the club's Minor League coordinators for the 2018 season.



Cubs put emphasis on developing young arms

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:18:36 EDT

When Rob Zastryzny made his Major League debut in August 2016, it was a significant moment for the Cubs organization.



Davis bringing new plate 'mentality' to Cubs

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:47:05 EDT

Asked about how his sessions with outfielder Jason Heyward were going in Arizona, new Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis offered to show some videos. Apparently, the workouts are going very well.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:11:55 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Cubs scout Zielinski honored at awards dinner

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:36:45 EDT

Hall of Famers as well as the unsung heroes of the baseball community turned out Saturday night for the 15th annual Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation Awards Dinner.



Schwarber compares Keenum's 'omg' to Rizzo's

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:53:02 EDT

Schwarber compares Case Keenum and Anthony Rizzo



Wrigley Field renovations progressing nicely

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:57:56 EDT

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts hasn't forgotten the feeling that haunted him as his Cubs were seeking success, not enjoying it.



Cubbie blue: Players deliver baby news

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:07:22 EDT

Colin Carney went to the Cubs Convention when he was 12 years old and living in a Chicago suburb. Now 33 and a Houston resident, he and his wife Jennifer brought their two children this weekend in hopes of escaping the headaches and heartache of dealing with the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. They also wanted to share some news with the Cubs regarding their third child and do a gender reveal.



Bryant sets 1st-year arbitration record

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:50:39 EDT

The Cubs on Friday avoided arbitration with five players, including third baseman Kris Bryant, who signed for $10.85 million, a record for a first-year arbitration-eligible player.



Rizzo worked on agility in a fitness class

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:01:06 EDT

Rizzo worked on agility in a fitness class



Schwarber, Cubs hope trim look brings big '18

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:05:04 EDT

Kyle Schwarber has had to deal with some good-natured teasing from his Cubs teammates after showing up looking svelte and trim because of a change in his diet this offseason. He did confess that he allows himself to splurge on one meal a week. What's the food he misses the most?



Cubs' Epstein waiting out pitcher market

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:40:44 EDT

Patient isn't the first word you would use to describe Cubs exec Theo Epstein, but he is doing his best to handle this winter's market.



Dance angst? Cishek unsure skills are up to par

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:56:14 EDT

New Cubs reliever Steve Cishek is looking forward to having a more regular lifestyle, eating breakfast and dinner with family because of all the day games at Wrigley Field. But the right-hander admits he needs to work on his dance moves if he's going to fit into the Cubs' bullpen.



Rizzo quickly becoming an all-time favorite Cub

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:04:10 EDT

It's almost impossible to picture Anthony Rizzo and Theo Epstein without each other these days. Few deals in the team's history have worked out better than the one on Jan. 6, 2012.



Maddon hints Cubs have moves to make

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:23:30 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon celebrated "Thanksmas" on Wednesday night by serving spaghetti dinner to folks at the Catholic Charities, and he's looking ahead to his Spring Training message as the team tries to reach the postseason for a fourth straight year. Maddon also hinted that the Cubs may not be done adding to the 2018 roster.



Glanville: 'It's all about elevating humanity'

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:38:40 EDT

More than 40 students nearly filled Room 109 at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication late Wednesday afternoon. Comm307 registered full, and several young people who attended were on a waiting list, hoping to be added.



Cubs promote 3 in baseball ops department

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:22:03 EDT

The Cubs promoted Scott Harris to assistant general manager and Jeff Greenberg to director of baseball operations and named Shiraz Rehman assistant general manager of strategic initiatives.



Fitness, cooking crux of Schwarber's offseason

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:05:09 EDT

Kyle Schwarber showed off his svelte physique to some of the Cubs' front-office executives at the Winter Meetings last month, and on Wednesday, the team released a video which featured the outfielder not only working out but cooking.



7 ways Cubs could reheat Hot Stove

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:58:57 EDT

Cubs fans can let their imaginations run wild.



Morrow new closer in revamped Cubs bullpen

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:08 EDT

After Hector Rondon in 2015, Aroldis Chapman in '16 and Wade Davis in '17, who's next as the Cubs' closer? And who will set him up?



Rizzo spending offseason swimming with sharks

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 23:18:28 EDT

Rizzo spending offseason swimming with sharks



Lester, Hendricks lead motivated Cubs rotation

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:49 EDT

With six weeks remaining before the start of Spring Training, MLB.com is taking a look at the projected rotation of all 30 teams. Here's how the Cubs might stack up.



On fast track, Alzolay attends rookie program

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 12:33:07 EDT

Adbert Alzolay had a chance to extend his season by pitching in the Arizona Fall League last year. This month, the Cubs' pitching prospect took another step toward the big leagues by participating in Major League Baseball's Rookie Career Development Program. He got a little help from former Cubs prospect Gleyber Torres.



Cubs' high-octane lineup set to return in '18

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon admitted during the Winter Meetings that he hasn't been scribbling different lineup combinations for the upcoming season. Maybe that's because there haven't been many changes.



Inbox: Will Cubs consider batting Baez 1st?

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:58:30 EDT

Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers fans' questions about Javier Baez, budgets, new pitching coach Jim Hickey and more in this week's Cubs Inbox.



Smyly touts potential Cobb, Cubs coupling

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:48:13 EDT

Drew Smyly wouldn't mind being reunited with Alex Cobb on the Cubs, and the rehabbing left-hander did a little recruiting on Friday.



Bryant had a 'Game of Thrones' birthday cake

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:14:22 EDT

Bryant had a 'Game of Thrones' birthday cake



Quintana epitomizes consistency on the hill

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 02:09:59 EDT

A pitcher's health is inherently fragile, and small changes in velocity or stuff can lead to wild fluctuations in performance. Even if a pitcher stays off the disabled list and maintains the quality of his arsenal, outside factors such as defense, luck and where he pitches can significantly affect his results. As with the hitters, there is no perfectly scientific method for determining who is MLB's most consistent starting pitcher. Still, with all of those obstacles in mind, here is one attempt to do just that, again evaluating the five-year span from 2013-17.



No reason for Cubs to stop searching for arms

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 02:07:26 EDT

The Cubs have rather quietly added eight arms to the 40-man roster since they were beaten by the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, including at least six who will go to Arizona with a shot at a spot on the Opening Day roster.