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  • Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent

    Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent
    MESA, Ariz. — General manager Doug Melvin was a curious World Series observer despite a shocking tumble that eliminated his Brewers from playoff contention. But Melvin's farm system could take credit for the development of speedy center fielder...
  • Cubs' Mike Olt sporting new look at plate, outfield

    Cubs' Mike Olt sporting new look at plate, outfield
    MESA, Ariz. -- The exhibition season won't start until Thursday, but third baseman Mike Olt feels a lot better about his changes this spring. Olt, who hurried from a sore shoulder to make the 2014 opening day roster before struggling miserably at the...
  • Ricketts family adds investors to help pay for Wrigley rehab

    Ricketts family adds investors to help pay for Wrigley rehab
    The Ricketts family has brought six investors into the ownership of the Chicago Cubs to help finance a $375 million renovation of Wrigley Field — and the family may not be done selling pieces of the team. The family remains in control of the...
  • MLBPA to keep close watch on Cubs, Kris Bryant

    MLBPA to keep close watch on Cubs, Kris Bryant
    MESA, Ariz. -- Tony Clark will keep a close watch on top prospect Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs. It's not just because Clark grew up in San Diego - where Bryant once starred at the University of San Diego. Clark, executive director of the Major...
  • Adam Wainwright may miss Cardinals' season opener

    Adam Wainwright won't pitch in exhibition games until mid-March because of his abdominal strain, a delay that could prevent the St. Louis Cardinals ace from starting the major league season opener at the Chicago Cubs on April 5.' Wainwright was hurt...
  • Cubs' old spring training home looks just fine to A's

    Cubs' old spring training home looks just fine to A's
    MESA, Ariz. — A couple of dozen fans stopped by Fitch Park to watch the A's work out on a beautiful spring day last week. There were no lines at concession stands, no one pestering players for autographs, and no one waiting on the street for...
  • Chicago Sports flashback: Andre Dawson offers Cubs a blank contract

    Chicago Sports flashback: Andre Dawson offers Cubs a blank contract
    For Andre Dawson, the grass was always greener — and softer — at Wrigley Field. After the 1986 season, the free-agent outfielder thought he had to escape Montreal at all costs because Olympic Stadium's concrete-hard artificial surface had...
  • Joe Maddon likes to put his thoughts on tape

    Joe Maddon likes to put his thoughts on tape
    MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester had never seen a manager use a tape recorder until he saw Joe Maddon talk into a device after a bunt play. "Either he had an idea or saw something he didn't like or liked and wanted to take the note down," Lester said....
  • Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers

    Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers
    MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester downplayed the suggestion that his success is tied solely to catcher David Ross. “I think a lot of that stuff is getting overblown now,” Lester said Saturday. “It kind of makes it sound like I can’t...
  • Timing everything for Cubs' Kris Bryant and White Sox's Carlos Rodon

    Timing everything for Cubs' Kris Bryant and White Sox's Carlos Rodon
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Top prospects Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon are in the same boat on opposite sides of the valley. One of the biggest questions facing the Cubs in Mesa this spring is whether Bryant will get a chance to start the season at third...
  • Jon Lester already ahead of his game

     Jon Lester already ahead of his game
    MESA, Ariz. — Teammates said left-hander Jon Lester treated his first live batting practice session with the Cubs as if he was pitching a regular-season game. And the batters suggested Friday that Lester appeared to be in midseason form. "He's...