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Schwarber, Heyward lead off Cubs' spring slate

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:34:06 EDT

Jason Heyward will test his swing in a game and Kyle Schwarber will be back in the outfield in the Cubs' Cactus League openers.



Cubs fans converge on Mesa for trophy rally

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:12:52 EDT

Debbie Palmer is a Cubs fan who lives in San Francisco. When she heard that the World Series trophy was coming to Mesa, she realized that was as far west as it would be. So she left home at 1:20 a.m. PT and drove 13 hours straight so she could get in line to get a photo with the trophy.



Baez celebrates Cubs' title with new tattoo

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:55:54 EDT

Javier Baez will never forget his first World Series championship, and he has a new tattoo on his left shoulder to commemorate it.



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:33:03 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.



Strop, Cubs excited to finalize extension

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:48:55 EDT

The Cubs awarded reliever Pedro Strop with a contract extension Friday through 2018 with a club option for '19.



Breaking down the Cubs' Top 30 Prospects

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:23:49 EDT

After the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime came into power following the 2011 season, the Cubs used the Draft, international market and trades to assemble the best group of position prospects in recent memory. So what's next? Is a potential dynasty on the way?



Addison's power breakout has already begun

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:51:30 EDT

Can Addison Russell take that next step forward to become a true superstar? The glove is already there, but we haven't seen that one big hitting season yet. Small changes he made as 2016 may point to '17 being his true coming-out party.



Maddon looking at Schwarber for leadoff spot

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:44:39 EDT

Who will be the Cubs' leadoff man now that Dexter Fowler is gone? Manager Joe Maddon likes the idea of Kyle Schwarber at the top of the lineup, although don't expect the outfielder to be setting any stolen base records, and that's not because of a lack of speed.



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Tale of the fantasy tape: Cubs vs. Cardinals

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:00:46 EDT

Before the Cubs and the Cardinals write the next chapter in their storied rivalry, we can get a head start on assessing them by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign.



Cubs reveal rotation for first 4 spring games

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:20:51 EDT

The Cubs went 11-19 in Spring Training last year, then forgot about Cactus League play and got off to a red-hot start that ended with the franchise's first World Series championship since 1908. On Saturday, the defending champs open Spring Training with split-squad games.



Spring into fresh look for Cubs' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:33:33 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Cubs are wearing.



Contreras catches on quick, earns place as backstop

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:38:01 EDT

Among hundreds of good decisions that allowed the Cubs to break their World Series drought, one of the best was made when Willson Contreras put on shinguards for the first time.



Cubs brought their World Series hardware to Arizona

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:50:35 EDT

Cubs brought their World Series hardware to Arizona



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:33:46 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.



Jimenez out to prove himself in first camp

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:16:06 EDT

Newcomers like Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez have to feel their way, and hope that they leave the best possible impression with the team's decision-makers. His objective is to prove himself for the future.



Cubs host young fans from Chicago hospital

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:53:55 EDT

Nine patients from Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago were treated to a day with the Cubs on Wednesday.



Bryant favors traditional intentional-walk rule

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:06:57 EDT

In the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series, the Cubs had a runner at second and one out, and the Indians opted to intentionally walk Anthony Rizzo to face Ben Zobrist. Zobrist came through with a go-ahead double, and Rizzo eventually scored. What Kris Bryant wanted to know was, what if one of Bryan Shaw's four pitches during that intentional walk had skipped away, allowing the runner to move up?



Grandpa Rossy to play with the Harlem Globetrotters

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:44:31 EDT

Grandpa Rossy to play with the Harlem Globetrotters



Braking news: Racecar revs up Cubs camp

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:56:35 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has emphasized the need to be humble and moving on after winning the World Series. This was a play on that.



Montero feels great after dinner, talk with Maddon

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDT

Cubs manager Joe Maddon invited catcher Miguel Montero to dinner Monday night to discuss the veteran's role on the club in the 2017 season.



Cubs keep eye on new wave of young studs

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:00:00 EDT

On Tuesday, manager Joe Maddon took a good look at the Cubs' future. He spent a lot of time during the workout watching Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, Nos. 1 and 2 on MLB.com's list of the Top 30 Cubs prospects, who are in big league camp for the first time.



Baseball icon O'Neil made history with Cubs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:13:59 EDT

Buck O'Neil took an important step with the Cubs in 1962, when he was named to the team's coaching staff and became the Major Leagues' first black coach.



Baez brings new glove to Spring Training

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:36:50 EDT

Javier Baez has a new glove, designed specifically for the World Baseball Classic in Puerto Rico's colors of red, white and blue. Cubs manager Joe Maddon probably wouldn't be surprised to see some chrome on it, too.



La Stella happy to be back with Cubs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:15:07 EDT

He had to change his phone number and deal with friends and family who were confused but Tommy La Stella said he has no regrets about his decision last year to go home rather than report to the Minor Leagues when the Cubs sent him down.



Cubs notes: Spot in rotation up for grabs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:16:42 EDT

The Cubs and the city of Mesa will host a championship rally on Friday from noon to 4 p.m. MT/11 a.m-3 p.m. CT at Sloan Park, one day before the defending World Series champs open Cactus League play.



Schwarber: I'm the third catcher

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:18:50 EDT

Kyle Schwarber felt right at home catching a bullpen session, but he made sure to note that he's the Cubs' third catcher -- not the regular -- this season.



Fifth-starter candidates to pitch in first week

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:40:13 EDT

Rain on Sunday forced the Cubs to limit their workouts to the batting cages for the second day, but the team is on track for next Saturday's Cactus League opener. However, don't expect to see Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey until the second week of games, manager Joe Maddon said.



Zobrist enjoys spoils, eyes repeat World Series

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:56:30 EDT

Ben Zobrist acknowledges the incredible effect that the Cubs' championship had on its fans, and after an offseason of celebration, he wants to help deliver another title.