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Last Build Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:43:39 EDT

 



Maddon: 'Now we have the experience'

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:35:41 EDT

There'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.



Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear!

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:27:01 EDT

The Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.



Arrieta among 4 Cubs headed to arbitration

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:56:47 EDT

As 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.



Fowler, Chapman keep tabs on talks from afar

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:49:37 EDT

Straight 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.



Cubs sign lefty Duensing to 1-year contract

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:54:44 EDT

The Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever Brian Duensing.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



LeBron James wore a full Cubs uniform to Chicago

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:21:05 EDT

LeBron James wore a full Cubs uniform to Chicago



Cubs' Meetings to-do list starts with bullpen

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:00:57 EDT

While 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.



Jay excited to mentor Almora, join Cubs

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:04:07 EDT

Jon 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.



Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.



Hoyer: Cubs not closing door on Fowler return

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:35:46 EDT

Even 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.



Lester tweets his CBA wish: No throws to first base

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:14:17 EDT

Lester tweets his CBA wish: No throws to first base



In-market deals? Chicago clubs address report

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:05:26 EDT

The 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.



Epstein's 'simple' Draft strategy continues to pay off

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:45:04 EDT

It'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.



Schwarber returning to IU to be honorary captain

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:02:52 EDT

Schwarber returning to IU to be honorary captain



Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:12:46 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.



Todd Ricketts nominated for deputy commerce secretary

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:44:12 EDT

President-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.



Inbox: Will Fowler re-sign with Cubs?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:07:21 EDT

Will Dexter Fowler re-sign with the Cubs this offseason? Beat writer Carrie Muskat answers this question and more from Chicago fans.



Cubs sign outfielder Jay to 1-year contract

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 23:25:48 EDT

The 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.



Baez reportedly to play for Puerto Rico at Classic

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:55:13 EDT

Cubs 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.



One year made big difference for Montgomery

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:00:05 EDT

A 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.



The Next Big Leaguers: Cubs' Jimenez

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:25:47 EDT

As 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."



Here's Wrigley Field as a 400-pound gingerbread house

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:04:46 EDT

Here's Wrigley Field as a 400-pound gingerbread house



Cubs aim to build around nucleus at Winter Meetings

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:31:14 EDT

Now 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?



Piniella to learn Hall of Fame fate on Sunday

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:46 EDT

The 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.



Bone marrow donor Szczur feels the gratitude

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:34:09 EDT

In 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.



Commissioner's Trophy makes Soldier Field appearance

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:35:28 EDT

Commissioner's Trophy makes Soldier Field appearance



Jimenez, Happ among Fall League's Top 25 prospects

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDT

Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.



Cubs sell Patton's contract to Japanese team

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:56:49 EDT

The 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.



World Series documentary unveiled at premiere

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:50:33 EDT

If 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.



Smith makes final HOF bid on BBWAA ballot

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:20:20 EDT

It'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.



Rollins claimed off waivers by Rangers

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:52:50 EDT

The 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.