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History in making when Cubs visit White House

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:45:00 EDT

The Cubs are going to the White House on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip.



Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear!

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:24:21 EDT

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



Exorcise regimen: Demons purged, Cubs eye repeat

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:54:23 EDT

Tom Ricketts couldn't help himself. In his comments welcoming fans to the Cubs Convention, Ricketts made it clear just how things have changed for his franchise. "We're looking forward to 2017," Ricketts said. "I think that anyone who knows Cubs history knows that when the Cubs win a World Series, they always win again the next year."



Cubs allow '16 top pick Hatch to ease into pro ball

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:26:57 EDT

Thomas Hatch, who was the Cubs' first selection in last June's Draft, didn't pitch in a Minor League game for the team after he was picked, but he did get exposed to life in the big leagues and the postseason.



Hall of Famer Williams to join Cubs at White House event

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:30:00 EDT

Hall of Famer Billy Williams was to attend a breakfast on Monday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday and listen to Ernest Gibson, who was to talk about his experiences with the civil rights movement. But Williams had to cancel. He'll join the Cubs at the White House on Monday instead to celebrate the team's historic World Series championship.



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 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.



Cubs get grilled by young fans at Convention

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:19:11 EDT

Kids ask the darnedest things, like what's your favorite superhero, or whether you have superstitions, or how it feels to be World Series champions.



7th Heaven? Champs relive stressful WS clincher

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:14:20 EDT

Game 7 of the World Series was more than two months ago, but Cubs fans discovered on Saturday they weren't the only ones who were nervous as it unfolded at Progressive Field in Cleveland.



Zobrist: After missing trip in '16, DC visit is 'huge'

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:45:40 EDT

When the 2015 World Series champion Royals went to the White House last July at the invitation of President Barack Obama, Ben Zobrist wasn't able to go because he was busy with his new team, the Cubs. On Monday, Zobrist will get his chance.



Cubs Convention features club-themed game of 'Jeopardy!'

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:12:03 EDT

Cubs Convention features game of 'Jeopardy!'



Cubs replacing 'print-at-home' tickets with Ballpark app

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:17:23 EDT

Print-at-home tickets will become a thing of the past beginning in 2017 as the Cubs move to the MLB.com Ballpark app in hopes of eliminating fraudulent tickets altogether.



Fans really enjoyed Cubs Bingo at the Cubs Convention

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:17:20 EDT

Fans really enjoyed Cubs Bingo at the Cubs Convention



Addison Avenue: No roadblock too big for Cubs' SS

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:38:10 EDT

Addison Russell is a private man in a public game. He handles attention; he doesn't seek it. While Russell thrives in the spotlight, he's a self-proclaimed "hometown guy" who is most at peace when he's in Pensacola, Fla., in the nest he's built for himself and his growing family.



Cubs Convention: Champs of a lifetime!

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:07:36 EDT

The buzz at the Cubs Convention on Friday seemed louder and livelier than in years past, as fans were eager to celebrate the World Series championship, the first for the franchise in 108 years.



Ross, Dempster supply laughs at Convention

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:50:58 EDT

The bender that Theo Epstein and the rest of the Cubs organization and fans went on following the 2016 World Series championship hasn't stopped, and it continued on Friday night on the first day of Cubs Convention.



Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:04:09 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.



Cubs avoid arbitration with 3 players

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:39:16 EDT

While the Cubs celebrate their World Series championship on Friday at their annual winter fan fest, the team reportedly reached contract agreements with three of their four arbitration-eligible players: Jake Arrieta, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm. Pedro Strop is also eligible for arbitration.



Ross named special assistant to baseball ops

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:51:14 EDT

David Ross will serve as a special assistant to baseball operations.



Just try wiping the smile off Bryant's face

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:21:13 EDT

Kris Bryant is still smiling, and why not? His team just won the World Series. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. And, on top of all that, he married his longtime sweetheart last weekend.



Rizzo, Schwarber sing 'Lean on Me' at charity event

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:14:18 EDT

Rizzo, Schwarber sing 'Lean on Me' at charity event



Heyward aims to recapture swing from 2012

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:59:49 EDT

Jason Heyward is thinking, and hoping to hit, like it's 2012. The outfielder has become a gym rat at the Cubs' complex in Mesa, Ariz., this offseason, reworking his swing after a disappointing first year in Chicago in which he batted .230 with seven homers and 49 RBIs.



Rizzo relishing final flurry before work begins

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:41:34 EDT

Two years ago, Anthony Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the National League Central. In 2015, they won the NL Wild Card Game and reached the NL Championship Series, but they topped that in 2016 by winning the World Series, which ended the franchise's 108-year drought. So, did Rizzo have a new prediction to make on Thursday?



Maddon rides coffee-shop 'vibe,' crafts lineup

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:21:12 EDT

Opening Day is not until April 2, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon followed his pregame routine on Wednesday and emailed what he called a "faux lineup" to first-base coach Brandon Hyde. It's a good indicator of what Cubs fans may see when the team opens the 2017 season against the Cardinals.



Cubs to visit White House Monday

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:18:32 EDT

The World Series champion Cubs will visit the White House on Monday before President Barack Obama leaves office.



Cubs renew Kasper, Deshaies through 2019

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:08:25 EDT

Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Len Kasper and television analyst Jim Deshaies each received three-year contract extensions, the team announced Tuesday. The 2017 season will be their fifth year together.



Spring is in the air: First workout dates announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDT

Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.



Wood they? Travis could return to Cubs

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:40 EDT

The Cubs' rotation was a strength in 2016, compiling the best ERA in the Major Leagues. Heading into this season, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey and Mike Montgomery are projected as the starting five. But what if the Cubs brought Travis Wood back as insurance?



Check out the first photos from Kris Bryant's wedding

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 16:58:48 EDT

Check out the first photos from Kris Bryant's wedding



Cubs should go with Zobrist over Baez at second

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:54:09 EDT

Can Javier Baez remain patient? That's one of the questions hanging over the Cubs as they prepare to defend the championship they won in spectacular fashion last November. As Joe Maddon puts together the pieces of a roster that is the deepest in the Major Leagues and will once again will include Kyle Schwarber, he must decide who gets the bulk of time at second base: Baez or Ben Zobrist?



Inbox: What are Maddon's leadoff options?

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:14:12 EDT

With Dexter Fowler's departure, what leadoff options does Joe Maddon have for 2017? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers that question and more in a new edition of the Cubs Inbox.



Cubs announce spring report, workout dates

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:51:48 EDT

Excited for Spring Training? Cubs pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 14, with the first workout the next day at their complex in Mesa, Ariz. Position players report Feb. 17, and the first full squad workout for the defending World Series champions will be Feb. 18.