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Cubs' World Series trophy going on tour

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:50:28 EDT

Cubs fans throughout Chicago and the Midwest will get a chance to see the Commissioner's Trophy up close during the Cubs Trophy Tour.



Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear!

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:37:39 EDT

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



Report: Cubs close to adding Uehara to bullpen

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:09:23 EDT

One of the areas the Cubs wanted to improve upon in 2017 was to be better equipped in the bullpen against left-handed hitters. They may have found some help in Koji Uehara.



Cubs take care of business before, during Meetings

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:13:38 EDT

The Cubs were the headliners last year, acquiring free agents Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist and John Lackey. Those players all contributed to Chicago's 103-win season and first World Series championship since 1908. At this year's Winter Meetings, which closed Thursday, the Cubs did find a new closer in Wade Davis and added another arm to the bullpen with Rule 5 Draft pick Caleb Smith.



Cubs acquire lefty prospect Smith from Brewers

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:28:27 EDT

The Cubs added another left-handed pitcher to the bullpen on Thursday, acquiring Caleb Smith, who was the Brewers' selection in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 Draft. The Brewers traded Smith to the Cubs for cash considerations.



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.



Maddon says LeBron can play for Cubs 'any time'

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:15:33 EDT

Maddon says LeBron can play for Cubs 'any time'



Cubs acquire closer Davis from Royals for Soler

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 07:35:47 EDT

The Cubs' goal this offseason was to restock the bullpen and on Wednesday, they acquired a new closer in Wade Davis by trading Jorge Soler to the Royals.



'Joy in Wrigleyville' to air on Network tonight

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 02:15:37 EDT

"Joy in Wrigleyville," airing on MLB Network on Thursday at 7 p.m. CT, features several groups of fans, from all walks of life and all corners of Chicago, as they experienced the white-knuckle moments of an epic postseason that ended with a 10-inning Cubs win over the Indians in Game 7.



Winter Meetings interview with Dayton Moore, Jed Hoyer

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:35:17 EDT

Dayton Moore and Jed Hoyer take questions after completing the trade that sent Wade Davis to the Cubs in exchange for Jorge Soler.



Epstein still basking in post-Series euphoria

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:57:33 EDT

Theo Epstein is enjoying the euphoric feeling in Chicago following the Cubs' dramatic seven-game Series, which ended the longest championship drought in professional sports.



Cubs to consider pitching for Rule 5 Draft

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 22:10:13 EDT

The Cubs may select a player in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, especially if they can find a pitcher who can give them more depth.



Amid busy winter, Maddon plots course for '17

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 18:59:35 EDT

Soon enough, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will put pen to paper to map out a course for the 2017 season. "You [win the World Series], and you relieve a burden. However, you want to do it again, you want to do it again the next year," he said.



Cubs' postseason shares announced

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:25:16 EDT

It will be a happy holiday season for the Cubs players and staff. Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that a full postseason share for the 2016 World Series-champion Cubs was worth $368,871.59.



Schwarber to skip winter ball, continue rehab

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:58:10 EDT

Kyle Schwarber, who made a miraculous recovery from a severe knee injury suffered in the third game of the regular season to play in the World Series, will continue to rehab but not play in winter ball, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday.



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.



Baez commits to World Baseball Classic

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDT

With the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.



Cubs announce ticket price increase for 2017

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Coming off their first World Series championship since 1908, the Cubs announced Monday they will increase ticket prices for 2017.



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.



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.



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.



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



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



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



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.



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



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.