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Maddon not masking excitement about 'pen

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:07:14 EDT

You've heard about the Cubs' talented rotation. They also may have one of the best bullpens ever, manager Joe Maddon says.

Yes, Yu Can! Righty in disbelief at 98 on radar

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:02:42 EDT

Can Yu Darvish throw 98-mph fastballs? That's what the radar gun at Camelback Ranch showed on Friday during the right-hander's outing in the Cubs' 6-3 win over the White Sox.

Cubs trim roster, optioning Maples, Zagunis

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:45:03 EDT

As the Cubs whittle down the spring camp roster to the final 25 for Opening Day, they have to consider which players still have options remaining.

Court trying to live out dream by playing for Cubs

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:51:43 EDT

Ryan Court, who attended the Cubs' championship parade as a fan, wants to make his Major League debut with his favorite team.

Hancock gets 'boost of confidence' from Maddon

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:42:11 EDT

With Justin Grimm's release, there will be an opening in the Cubs bullpen. One pitcher who has gotten manager Joe Maddon's attention is Justin Hancock. The right-hander was walking by Maddon's office recently when the manager called him in. Maddon told the pitcher that he had the best arm he's never heard of.

Wrigley renovation to be ready for Opening Day

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:52:48 EDT

Anyone who has walked past Wrigley Field this offseason knows the ballpark has been under construction and on Thursday, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said it will be ready by Opening Day, April 9.

Cubs release right-handed reliever Grimm

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:31:32 EDT

The Cubs released reliever Justin Grimm on Thursday.

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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

Baez feels good, eyes return to Cubs' lineup

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:50:23 EDT

Javier Baez walked into the Cubs' clubhouse on Wednesday morning after doing some work on the field and gave a quick update. "I got done with my running," Baez said. "Everything went good."

Like fine wine, Happ savors his playing time

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:50:19 EDT

Could some expensive French wine get Ian Happ more playing time on the Cubs? It may depend if they pass manager Joe Maddon's test of swirl, sniff, sip and savor.

Cubs express gratitude for role Arrieta played

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:29:41 EDT

No matter what Jake Arrieta does for the Phillies, the Cubs will always remember what he did for them on Oct. 7, 2015. On that date, the right-hander propelled the Cubs into the postseason, throwing a shutout against the Pirates to win the National League Wild Card Game.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:19:23 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Cubs depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Cubs send nine out of Major League camp

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:01:15 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon likes what he's seen of the young Cubs in spring camp, including the nine players assigned to Minor League camp Tuesday.

Mills among top prospect performers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 01:21:16 EDT

Cubs right-hander Alec Mills was among top prospect performers in Spring Training on Wednesday.

How move to Cubs could make Darvish better

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:40:10 EDT

Yu Darvish and the Cubs might be a perfect match. It goes beyond Darvish giving the reigning National League Central champs a front-line starter to replace Jake Arrieta. Few pitchers have an arsenal like Darvish's, wide-ranging and live-wire; in that respect, he'd boost any club.

Cubs plan on keeping core around for a while

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 15:26:11 EDT

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein hopes Chicago is a consistent winner with a great group of mainstays, much like a team that is very special to his mother Ilene, the Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1950s.

Cubs' 25-man projection for Opening Day

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:25:22 EDT

When the Cubs began Spring Training, it was easy to guess at what the final 25-man Opening Day roster would be. So, what have we learned since the first prediction?

Quintana tosses sim game to stay on track

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:38:43 EDT

The rest of the Cubs had Monday off, but Jose Quintana stayed on his schedule and threw 63 pitches over five innings in a simulated game against Minor Leaguers at Sloan Park.

Arrieta pens heartfelt letter to Chicago

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:10:01 EDT

Arrieta pens heartfelt letter to Chicago

Darvish 'where I should be' after 2nd spring start

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:36:56 EDT

The Cubs signed Yu Darvish to take Jake Arrieta's spot in the rotation, and on Sunday, Darvish made his second spring start, giving up two runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Athletics.

Cubs agree to 2018 contracts with 20 players

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:53:25 EDT

The Cubs have agreed to contract terms with 20 players on their 40-man roster with zero-to-three years of Major League service and renewed the contract of infielder/outfielder Ian Happ, the club announced on Sunday.

Special Olympics near, dear to Hendricks, wife

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:22:00 EDT

Kyle Hendricks wanted to make sure Special Olympics athlete Ella Stoklosa had a great time at a Spring Training game last weekend, even if it meant that he wasn't her favorite Cubs player for the entire time.

Caratini among top prospect performers

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:52:42 EDT

Cubs catcher Victor Caratini was among top prospect performers on Saturday.

La Stella adds some bounce to Cubs' camp

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:18:27 EDT

When Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer arrived at the team complex on Friday, both of their parking spaces were taken by a large red, yellow and blue bounce house for kids. Earlier this spring, infielder Tommy La Stella took the liberty of parking in the executives' reserved spots. Could La Stella be behind the latest prank?

Rizzo, Venable share bond dating to SD days

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:11:12 EDT

Anthony Rizzo was 21 years old when he was traded from the Red Sox to the Padres, one of five players involved in the Adrian Gonzalez deal in December 2010. One of Rizzo's new teammates in San Diego was an outfielder, Will Venable, who helped the young first baseman make the transition.

Cubs send three top prospects to Double-A

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:56:45 EDT

The Cubs trimmed the spring roster to 49 players on Friday, assigning top prospects Adbert Alzolay, Oscar De La Cruz and Duane Underwood Jr. to Double-A Tennessee.

Lester likes energy in Cubs' camp this spring

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 18:12:54 EDT

The Cubs appear to have recovered from the World Series hangover, and Jon Lester tuned up for the team's next run with five scoreless innings on Friday against the Angels.

Bote among top prospect performers

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 20:39:07 EDT

David Bote was among top prospect performers in Spring Training action on Friday.

Chatwood works on curveball in 3rd spring start

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 19:06:48 EDT

Tyler Chatwood did a little experimenting Thursday in his third Cactus League start for the Cubs.

Bryant named Cubs' MLBPA player rep

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 15:56:35 EDT

Kris Bryant feels good this spring. He's getting to know his new teammates, enjoying drills with new infield coach Brian Butterfield and learning about the business side of the game. The third baseman is the Cubs' player representative this season after serving as the assistant to Jake Arrieta last year.

Quintana pleased with arm, but not his glove

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 23:32:17 EDT

Cubs lefty Jose Quintana was happy about his outing against the Indians on Wednesday night, but he may be doing extra work on Thursday morning.

Schwarber working tirelessly on outfield defense

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 23:59:42 EDT

How much does Kyle Schwarber want to be a better outfielder? On Wednesday, he poked his head into Cubs manager Joe Maddon's office to ask for an assessment of his defensive skills.

Pipeline report: Cubs camp

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:41:46 EDT

Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the upcoming season. Some compete for jobs in big league camp, while others vie for spots on Minor League affiliates. MLB Pipeline will visit all 30 camps this spring, and today we check in on the Cubs.

Pipeline Q&A: Cubs right-hander Thomas Hatch

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:42:39 EDT

As part of MLB Pipeline's visit to all 30 Spring Training camps, we'll sit down with prospects and get to know them a little better. At Cubs camp, it was No. 7 prospect Thomas Hatch.

Over time, Yu became perfect fit for Cubs

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EDT

Theo Epstein readily admits that the whole Yu Darvish thing was pretty unexpected. Let's go back to the beginning of the offseason: Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer and everyone else with the Cubs agreed that it was time to reinvigorate Chicago's pitching staff.

'Ready to rock': Zobrist makes spring debut

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 00:16:21 EDT

Ben Zobrist made his spring debut for the Cubs on Tuesday and went 0-for-3. It's a first step. Zobrist, who had been slowed because of soreness in his back, batted leadoff and is one of at least four candidates for the No. 1 spot in the Cubs' lineup.

Darvish shakes off nerves in first Cubs start

Wed, 7 Mar 2018 02:30:56 EDT

Yu Darvish admitted he was a little nervous in his Cubs debut Tuesday, but the right-hander settled down after a rough first inning and his teammates are ecstatic to have him on their side.

Lester working on 'bounce pass' throw to first

Mon, 5 Mar 2018 15:13:14 EDT

On Sunday, Lester tested his "Jordan-to-Pippen" style bounce pass to first after he fielded a comebacker, and the play surprised first baseman Efren Navarro.