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Hendricks comfortable with high expectations

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:29:17 EDT

In 2016, the Cubs rotation led the Major Leagues with a 2.96 ERA and .213 batting average allowed and paced the National League in innings pitched. It was a stellar staff, and a key reason the Cubs won the World Series that season. This year's quintet could be even better.

Zobrist easing into action with back tightness

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 14:36:54 EDT

Ben Zobrist felt some tightness in his back about a week before he was scheduled to come to Arizona, and traveling from his home in Nashville didn't help.

Cubs map out first ST starts for rotation arms

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:22:20 EDT

The Cubs' projected starting five will make their first Cactus League starts next week, and Jon Lester appears to be lined up to start Opening Day.

Rizzo moved by response to high school tragedy

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:39:58 EDT

All Major League Baseball teams were wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday to honor the victims killed at the Parkland, Fla., high school on Feb. 14. Anthony Rizzo, who is not scheduled to play in the Cubs' Spring Training opener against the Brewers, was wearing it for the workout on Friday. The Cubs will wear the caps again on Saturday for the home opener against the Rangers, and Rizzo will be in the lineup then.

Happ gets first look at leadoff spot in opener

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:52:50 EDT

Let the competition begin. Ian Happ was the Cubs' leadoff man Friday in the Cactus League opener and is one of at least four players who will be tested there this spring.

Bote, Vosler thrilled to work with Trammell

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:26:55 EDT

When Cubs prospects David Bote and Jason Vosler reported to the Arizona Fall League, they didn't expect to get some encouragement from a soon-to-be Hall of Famer.

'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' 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.

Top 30 Prospects list reflects focus on pitching

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:50:13 EDT

After graduating all those talented hitters to the big leagues -- and trading two of the top five prospects on MLB Pipeline's current Top 100 list in Jimenez and Gleyber Torres -- the Cubs are trying to develop some pitching. Three of their best four prospects are international right-handers: Adbert Alzolay, Oscar de la Cruz and Jose Albertos. They also took college arms with 13 of their first 14 Draft picks in 2016 and their top five in 2017, including first-rounders Brendon Little and Alex Lange last June.

Can Caratini crack Cubs as backup catcher?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:39:00 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon joked that this Spring Training will be more about the coaches than the players as new staff members match faces to names and learn the roster. But there are roster decisions to be made as well and some players to keep an eye on.

Contreras earning respect as young leader

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:16:01 EDT

When Cubs pitcher Jon Lester got off to a slow start last season, Willson Contreras was worried.

Cubs release details for regular-season tickets

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:21:39 EDT

The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2018 season. Single game tickets go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. CST, and will be available on or by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).

Baez attentive to Maddon's wisdom

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:56:56 EDT

When Joe Maddon talks, Javier Baez listens. Baez told the Cubs manager that a conversation they had last year stuck with the infielder.

Cubs hosting Daley Plaza event for free tickets

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:43:08 EDT

Cubs fans in downtown Chicago on Thursday can spend their lunch hour trying to win tickets to 2018 games.

Cubs coach Buss wears wild outfit to camp

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:15:16 EDT

Cubs coach wears wild outfit to Spring Training

Darvish impresses teammates with first live BP

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:10:46 EDT

Yu Darvish and Kyle Schwarber squared off for the first time since the National League Championship Series during a live batting practice session on Tuesday. In October, Darvish was on the Dodgers, but now he and Schwarber are teammates.

Children's hospital patients join Cubs at camp

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:57:03 EDT

The Cubs signed four new players for one day on Tuesday, welcoming patients from Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago. The new additions were surprised with a trip to Spring Training.

Ricketts eyes Series return as Cubs open camp

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:32:38 EDT

Even though the Cubs won their division and reached the National League Championship Series last season, chairman Tom Ricketts said he enjoyed the 2016 season more than last year. Cubs fans can understand why, since the team ended a 108-year drought in '16 by winning the World Series. What about this year?

Rizzo reflects on somber trip home

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:43:45 EDT

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said it was important for him to go home to Parkland, Fla., to be with family and neighbors after the horrific shooting at his high school last week in which 17 people were killed.

Let's paint, too? Maddon unveils more Cubs art

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:38 EDT

Manager Joe Maddon added to his Cubs-inspired art collection on Monday, revealing a painting of Mona Lisa wearing eye black, batting gloves and holding a bat, and another of Albert Einstein donning a jersey that says "Skip" and popping out of a box.

MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.

Cub full circle: Hendricks, Chatwood reunited

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:53:00 EDT

The summer after their junior year in high school, Kyle Hendricks and Tyler Chatwood played on a baseball travel team in southern California called the Southland Shockers. Back then, the two never thought they'd be teammates again. Now, Hendricks and Chatwood are reunited on the Cubs.

Russell confident health will lead to breakout '18

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:36:32 EDT

Addison Russell heard the rumors. He knew the Cubs needed more pitching after the 2017 season and that there was a possibility one of the young position players might be traded.

Maddon: '18 Cubs rotation could be his best

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:11:43 EDT

When manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey were together with the Rays, they never had a pitcher in their rotation who had signed a $100 million contract.

Schwarber, Chili find plenty of common ground

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:12:26 EDT

When Kyle Schwarber and new Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis met, the two realized they had a lot in common. That connection could help Schwarber this season.

Lester missing Lackey; righty 'probably done'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:08:46 EDT

Jon Lester and John Lackey had a routine in camp where the two pitchers would arrive early and work out for 30 minutes on the elliptical machines together. They called it "extra credit." This spring, Lester's workout buddy isn't around camp.

Maddon lauds Rizzo for speech at prayer vigil

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:43:42 EDT

It was important for Anthony Rizzo to return home to to Parkland, Fla., to speak to friends and family after a horrific shooting at the Cubs first baseman's alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, manager Joe Maddon said Friday.

Reliever Simmons, Cubs agree to contract

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:24:32 EDT

Free-agent righty reliever Shae Simmons has agreed to a Major League split contract with the Cubs, the club announced on Friday.

Tearful Rizzo speaks at vigil for Florida victims

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:44:55 EDT

Standing on the same stage in the park where he has hosted a charity walk-a-thon, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tearfully addressed a prayer vigil in his hometown of Parkland, Fla., on Thursday night following the tragic shooting at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Rizzo helps begin healing process in Florida

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:14:25 EDT

In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Anthony Rizzo is the sports star to stand up, and splendidly.

Darvish 'focused' in first side session for Cubs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:24 EDT

The Cubs' plan is to let Yu Darvish be himself.

Maddon using art to inspire Cubs this spring

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:11:48 EDT

Baseball players are artists, and manager Joe Maddon made that point when he met with the Cubs pitchers and catchers on Wednesday prior to the first workout, using art to present his 2018 themes in a colorful way.

Montgomery accepting of role in Cubs' bullpen

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:51:33 EDT

This offseason, Mike Montgomery prepared as if he would start for the Cubs, and he will continue to train as if he's in the rotation, even though the left-hander most likely will be a reliever on Opening Day.