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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:27:47 EDTThe Cubs' celebration of their 2016 World Series title continued Monday afternoon at the White House, where they were honored in the East Room by President Barack Obama for their drought-breaking championship.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:38:35 EDTThe Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:54:23 EDTTom Ricketts couldn't help himself. In his comments welcoming fans to the Cubs Convention, Ricketts made it clear just how things have changed for his franchise. "We're looking forward to 2017," Ricketts said. "I think that anyone who knows Cubs history knows that when the Cubs win a World Series, they always win again the next year."
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:26:57 EDTThomas Hatch, who was the Cubs' first selection in last June's Draft, didn't pitch in a Minor League game for the team after he was picked, but he did get exposed to life in the big leagues and the postseason.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:59:59 EDTHall of Famer Billy Williams was to attend a breakfast on Monday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday and listen to Ernest Gibson, who was to talk about his experiences with the civil rights movement. But Williams had to cancel. He'll join the Cubs at the White House on Monday instead to celebrate the team's historic World Series championship.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:19:11 EDTKids ask the darnedest things, like what's your favorite superhero, or whether you have superstitions, or how it feels to be World Series champions.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:14:20 EDTGame 7 of the World Series was more than two months ago, but Cubs fans discovered on Saturday they weren't the only ones who were nervous as it unfolded at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:45:40 EDTWhen the 2015 World Series champion Royals went to the White House last July at the invitation of President Barack Obama, Ben Zobrist wasn't able to go because he was busy with his new team, the Cubs. On Monday, Zobrist will get his chance.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:12:03 EDTCubs Convention features game of 'Jeopardy!'
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:55:16 EDTThe Cubs are going to the White House on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:17:23 EDTPrint-at-home tickets will become a thing of the past beginning in 2017 as the Cubs move to the MLB.com Ballpark app in hopes of eliminating fraudulent tickets altogether.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:17:20 EDTFans really enjoyed Cubs Bingo at the Cubs Convention
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:38:10 EDTAddison Russell is a private man in a public game. He handles attention; he doesn't seek it. While Russell thrives in the spotlight, he's a self-proclaimed "hometown guy" who is most at peace when he's in Pensacola, Fla., in the nest he's built for himself and his growing family.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:07:36 EDTThe buzz at the Cubs Convention on Friday seemed louder and livelier than in years past, as fans were eager to celebrate the World Series championship, the first for the franchise in 108 years.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:04:09 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.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:50:58 EDTThe bender that Theo Epstein and the rest of the Cubs organization and fans went on following the 2016 World Series championship hasn't stopped, and it continued on Friday night on the first day of Cubs Convention.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:39:16 EDTWhile the Cubs celebrate their World Series championship on Friday at their annual winter fan fest, the team reportedly reached contract agreements with three of their four arbitration-eligible players: Jake Arrieta, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm. Pedro Strop is also eligible for arbitration.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:51:14 EDTDavid Ross will serve as a special assistant to baseball operations.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:21:13 EDTKris Bryant is still smiling, and why not? His team just won the World Series. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. And, on top of all that, he married his longtime sweetheart last weekend.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:14:18 EDTRizzo, Schwarber sing 'Lean on Me' at charity event
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:59:49 EDTJason Heyward is thinking, and hoping to hit, like it's 2012. The outfielder has become a gym rat at the Cubs' complex in Mesa, Ariz., this offseason, reworking his swing after a disappointing first year in Chicago in which he batted .230 with seven homers and 49 RBIs.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:41:34 EDTTwo years ago, Anthony Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the National League Central. In 2015, they won the NL Wild Card Game and reached the NL Championship Series, but they topped that in 2016 by winning the World Series, which ended the franchise's 108-year drought. So, did Rizzo have a new prediction to make on Thursday?
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:21:12 EDTOpening Day is not until April 2, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon followed his pregame routine on Wednesday and emailed what he called a "faux lineup" to first-base coach Brandon Hyde. It's a good indicator of what Cubs fans may see when the team opens the 2017 season against the Cardinals.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:08:25 EDTCubs play-by-play broadcaster Len Kasper and television analyst Jim Deshaies each received three-year contract extensions, the team announced Tuesday. The 2017 season will be their fifth year together.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:40 EDTThe Cubs' rotation was a strength in 2016, compiling the best ERA in the Major Leagues. Heading into this season, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey and Mike Montgomery are projected as the starting five. But what if the Cubs brought Travis Wood back as insurance?
Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:58:48 EDTCheck out the first photos from Kris Bryant's wedding
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:54:09 EDTCan Javier Baez remain patient? That's one of the questions hanging over the Cubs as they prepare to defend the championship they won in spectacular fashion last November. As Joe Maddon puts together the pieces of a roster that is the deepest in the Major Leagues and will once again will include Kyle Schwarber, he must decide who gets the bulk of time at second base: Baez or Ben Zobrist?
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:14:12 EDTWith Dexter Fowler's departure, what leadoff options does Joe Maddon have for 2017? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers that question and more in a new edition of the Cubs Inbox.
Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:51:48 EDTExcited for Spring Training? Cubs pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 14, with the first workout the next day at their complex in Mesa, Ariz. Position players report Feb. 17, and the first full squad workout for the defending World Series champions will be Feb. 18.