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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:08:46 EDTCubs Chairman Tom Ricketts today announced that the team and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:41:13 EDTThe Cubs are back in the postseason as the National League Central champs. Celebrate now with gear from the MLB.com Shop.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:04:29 EDTRealistically, the Cubs have little left to play for this week. With a 100-win season and the best record in the Majors secured, their sights are now set on the month to come. But still, the Cubs continued their roll into October on Tuesday night at PNC Park, beating the Pirates, 6-4, for their third straight win.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 15:08:07 EDTKris Bryant, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester and Addison Russell are vying for top honors in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards. Vote to help the Cubs win big.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:43:16 EDTJohn Lackey might have reached 200 innings this season if he hadn't been on the disabled list because of tightness in his right shoulder. The Cubs right-hander expects to make up the difference next month.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:35:48 EDTIt seems fitting that Jake Arrieta would make his final regular-season start in one of his favorite ballparks. On Wednesday, Arrieta will start for the Cubs in the third game of their four-game series against the Pirates, who have seen plenty of the right-hander. Jameson Taillon will start for the Pirates in the finale of his rookie season.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:25:54 EDTThe Cubs' Kris Bryant was relieved on Tuesday. After finishing last season with 99 RBIs, he got his 100th -- as well as No. 101 -- when he hit a two-run homer on Monday night against the Pirates.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:33:44 EDTCubs outfielder Jorge Soler remained in Chicago to undergo a second MRI on his right side, which did not reveal any damage. Soler could rejoin the team in Cincinnati for the final regular-season series.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:17:46 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.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:05:52 EDTThe Cubs' run to the National League Central crown began on April 4, with Kris Bryant at third base. It concluded with Chicago's first division title in eight years on September 15, with Bryant at third base. In between, Bryant played more than 300 innings in left field, nearly 100 more in right, 43 at first base, and he sprinkled in cameos at shortstop and center field.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:38:16 EDTThe Cubs won their 100th game of the season Monday night the same way they checked off the first 99 -- with dominant starting pitching and an overpowering offensive attack.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:29:55 EDTIn Monday's 12-2 win over the Pirates, Kris Bryant reached the century mark, hitting his 39th home run, a two-run shot, to raise his season total to 101 RBIs with the Cubs.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:13:33 EDTAfter the fourth inning, Cubs manager Joe Maddon walked over to Kyle Hendricks in the dugout at PNC Park. Hendricks thought the manager might be peeved because the pitcher didn't score on Kris Bryant's single that inning. Instead, Maddon wanted to know what Dartmouth's mascot was.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:15:13 EDTAmong the discussions the Cubs have had regarding the postseason roster is whether to carry 11 or 12 pitchers. Manager Joe Maddon said they are leaning toward having 11 pitchers and 14 position players, which was the breakdown last year in the postseason.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:27:49 EDTSunday was the Cubs' final home regular-season game, and Jon Lester wanted to make sure that his batterymate, who is retiring once they're done in the postseason, got a proper send-off. You couldn't script it any better. David Ross hit a solo homer, his 10th, to help the Cubs beat the Cardinals, 3-1, and notch their 99th win. And he was greeted by standing ovations before every at-bat.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:53:12 EDTDavid Ross and Jon Lester combined to lead the Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night to set a franchise record in home wins at Wrigley Field at 57. It also was Chicago's 99th win overall, tops in the Major Leagues. St. Louis remained a half-game out of the NL Wild Card picture.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 19:44:08 EDTCubs outfielder Jorge Soler played with Jose Fernandez when they were 11-12 years old and growing up in Cuba. They stayed in touch when both became big leaguers, and saw each other in the offseason in Miami. On Sunday, Soler woke up to the news that his friend was killed in a boating accident in Miami.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:54:16 EDTRoss' homer adds style to final home game
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:04:07 EDTCubs rookie Rob Zastryzny will make his first Major League start on Thursday in the club's series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park. The Cubs, who have clinched the No. 1 seed in the National League, want to give the rest of the rotation a breather heading into the postseason and had scheduled Thursday as a bullpen day. Zastryzny, 24, will get things started.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:30:00 EDTHammel, who took the 10-4 loss on Saturday in an abbreviated start at Wrigley Field, may find himself as the odd man out when manager Joe Maddon sets the rotation for the National League Division Series. But the Cubs' manager said "the greater body of work" matters more than one poor start.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:31:20 EDTJust when the Cardinals needed a win to keep pace in the National League Wild Card race, it was Alex Reyes' turn to pitch. Stephen Piscotty smacked a solo home run and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to back Reyes and power the Cardinals to a 10-4 victory on Saturday at Wrigley Field over the Cubs and slow their drive for 100 wins.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:55:22 EDTThe Cubs have sat atop the National League standings for much of the season, and on Friday that status became official.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:30:24 EDTJake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, dealing another blow to St. Louis' Wild-Card hopes while Chicago locked up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:55:00 EDTBefore Friday afternoon's contest at Wrigley Field, Miguel Montero asked Jake Arrieta to "pick up the tempo." Arrieta executed, striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:10:00 EDTDavid Ross is the ringleader on the Cubs, and he prides himself on knowing everything that's going on, but the veteran catcher was totally surprised on Friday when teammates honored him pregame as part of a year-long retirement ceremony.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:00:00 EDTManager Joe Maddon and the front office began preliminary meetings regarding the postseason roster, and the Cubs have created different scenarios depending on who they may play in the National League Division Series, which starts Oct. 7.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:40:00 EDTEloy Jimenez, the Cubs' organization's Minor League Player of the Year, and Trevor Clifton, 21, the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, were honored pregame on Friday at Wrigley Field.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:20:40 EDTHow did the Cubs win the National League Central? Good pitching, defense, having two NL Most Valuable Player Award candidates in Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant and some wizardry by manager Joe Maddon certainly helped. Here are five moments during the season that contributed to the Cubs' first division title since 2008.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 02:00:21 EDTLed by Miguel Montero's three hits and three RBIs, a three-game series sweep came without much difficulty as the Cubs claimed their 97th victory -- 9-2 over the Reds on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:08:46 EDTNothing personal. But the Cardinals should know that it doesn't matter that the Cubs clinched the National League Central title a week ago. There will be two teams trying their hardest to win games at Wrigley Field this weekend.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:40:21 EDTHad it been a different situation, John Lackey would've trotted out to pitch the eighth inning of the Cubs' 9-2 win against the Reds on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTSome get it done with pure heat. Some dazzle with cartoonish curveballs. Some are so dialed in with command that they'd seemingly be able to paint the corners of the strike zone while blindfolded.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:50 EDTBabe Ruth once said of hitting, "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it."