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Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:35:41 EDTThere's never a dull moment with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, and Friday night's program at my grandfather's museum -- the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. -- was certainly no exception.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:27:01 EDTThe Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:56:47 EDTAs expected, the Cubs on Friday tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration-eligible players, including Jake Arrieta. But they non-tendered four pre-arbitration players to make room on the 40-man roster ahead of next week's Winter Meetings.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:49:37 EDTStraight from the euphoria of being part of perhaps the most historic championship team of all-time to the reality of free agency, closer Aroldis Chapman and center fielder Dexter Fowler are having some fun in the sun this weekend at David Ortiz's Celebrity Golf Classic.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:54:44 EDTThe Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever Brian Duensing.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:21:05 EDTLeBron James wore a full Cubs uniform to Chicago
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:00:57 EDTWhile Cubs fans fulfill their holiday shopping lists with World Series-themed T-shirts and mugs, the front office is assessing what it needs to do to repeat as champions. Heading into the Winter Meetings, which open Monday, the Cubs are focused on finding complements for their young players.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:04:07 EDTJon Jay called his union with Chicago a "perfect match," in part because the Cubs are World Series champions, with most of their core coming back to bid for a repeat in 2017.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:35:46 EDTEven after sealing a one-year deal with free-agent center fielder Jon Jay, the Cubs are not quite ready to mark the end of the Dexter Fowler era in Chicago.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:14:17 EDTLester tweets his CBA wish: No throws to first base
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:05:26 EDTThe Cubs have made no secret that they are open to adding another premier starting pitcher, so is a trade for crosstown ace Chris Sale on the table? No, according to ESPN.com's Buster Olney, who wrote Tuesday that "the White Sox have told the Cubs they won't deal with them." Presented with that assertion on Wednesday, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and White Sox GM Rick Hahn each painted a more nuanced picture.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:45:04 EDTIt's not too soon to see what the top of the 2014 Draft -- when the Mariners made the conventional choice with the sixth overall pick and selected Alex Jackson, a widely praised high school catcher with the ability to hit -- says about how the game is changing. It also reveals a little bit about how Theo Epstein put together his World Series champions.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:02:52 EDTSchwarber returning to IU to be honorary captain
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:12:46 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:44:12 EDTPresident-elect Donald Trump has nominated Todd Ricketts -- brother of Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts and a member of the team's board of directors -- as deputy commerce secretary.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:07:21 EDTWill Dexter Fowler re-sign with the Cubs this offseason? Beat writer Carrie Muskat answers this question and more from Chicago fans.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:25:48 EDTThe Cubs have agreed to a one-year deal with outfielder Jon Jay, the team announced on Tuesday. Chicago did not disclose the terms of the deal.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:55:13 EDTCubs infielder Javier Baez plans to play for Puerto Rico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:05 EDTA lot can happen in the course of a baseball season. Just ask Mike Montgomery, who came to Spring Training with the Mariners in 2016 out of Minor League options and a long shot to land a spot on the 25-man roster ... yet he found himself on the mound recording the final out and picking up his first career save in the Cubs' dramatic 8-7 victory over the Indians in Game 7 of the World Series.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:25:47 EDTAs part of MLBPipeline.com's coverage of all things prospect and the AFL in particular, a group of five experts was assembled to discuss a quintet of up-and-coming stars. Each prospect has lofty expectations and an argument can be made for all of them to have the brightest futures. Those arguments were hashed out in "The Next Big Leaguers."
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:04:46 EDTHere's Wrigley Field as a 400-pound gingerbread house
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:31:14 EDTNow that the Cubs have won the World Series, ending the longest championship drought in professional sports, what do they do for an encore? Could the Cubs be the first team since the 1998-2000 Yankees to repeat as champs?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:46 EDTThe Today's Game Era ballot for induction to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will be voted upon this Sunday at the Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Md. Five former Major League players, three executives and two managers will be considered, and the results of the voting will be announced live on MLB Network's "MLB Tonight" at 6 p.m. ET.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:34:09 EDTIn Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Matt Szczur loaned Anthony Rizzo one of his bats, and the first baseman used it to hit a home run in the fifth inning, helping propel the Cubs to a 10-2 victory over the Dodgers. After the game, Szczur was asked about the bat, and once the media throng departed, a reporter approached the outfielder to say thank you. Szczur had helped save the life of the man's wife.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:35:28 EDTCommissioner's Trophy makes Soldier Field appearance
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDTJim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:56:49 EDTThe Cubs sold the contract of right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton to the Yokohama BayStars team in Japan. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster now is at 37.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:50:33 EDTIf you're a fan of Ben Zobrist or Anthony Rizzo or anyone on the Cubs, or you want to celebrate David Ross one more time, or just feel the goosebumps from those seven games between the Cubs and Indians again, then you need to watch "The 2016 World Series" film.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:20:20 EDTIt's closing time for Lee Smith. This year is the last in which the dominant right-handed pitcher will be eligible for the Hall of Fame through the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:52:50 EDTThe Rangers have claimed left-handed reliever David Rollins off waivers from the Cubs. The move comes just four days after the Cubs had claimed him off waivers from the Mariners.