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  • Tampering or no, Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon shows they mean business

    Tampering or no, Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon shows they mean business
    MESA, Ariz. — Baseball's investigation into tampering charges against the Cubs in the hiring of Joe Maddon will be over before opening day, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. Nearly four months after the Rays claimed the Cubs contacted Maddon...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return

    Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return
    MESA, Ariz. — None of Manny Ramirez’s 555 career home runs was hit as a member of the Cubs, who nevertheless rehired him as a hitting consultant despite his past association with performance-enhancing drugs. Moreover, President Theo...
  • Wrigley videoboard, bleacher debuts remain on schedule

    Wrigley videoboard, bleacher debuts remain on schedule
    MESA, Ariz. -- Despite brutally cold weather, the construction of the Wrigley Field videoboard and the left field bleachers remain on their latest schedules. The videoboard is expected to be fully installed and ready for the Cubs' April 5 opener against...
  • Cubs and White Sox open spring training in the desert

    Cubs and White Sox open spring training in the desert
    I arrived in Phoenix yesterday to cover the Cubs and White Sox at spring training. After some big off-season signings, both teams arrived in the desert with high expectations following several tough baseball summers in Chicago. The weather is always a...
  • MLB Commissioner: Decision on Joe Maddon tampering charge before regular season

    MLB Commissioner: Decision on Joe Maddon tampering charge before regular season
    PHOENIX -- It's been nearly four months since the Tampa Bay Rays filed a tampering charge against the Chicago Cubs involving manager Joe Maddon. It could take another month, but Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that a decision will be made before...
  • Travis Wood must rebound from subpar 2014 to earn spot in Cubs rotation

    Travis Wood must rebound from subpar 2014 to earn spot in Cubs rotation
    MESA, Ariz. — Left-hander Travis Wood was the first major acquisition of the Theo Epstein era. But after a subpar season that coincided with the ascent of Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks and was followed by the acquisitions of Jon Lester and Jason...
  • Cubs working out plan for catcher Miguel Montero's workload

    Cubs working out plan for catcher Miguel Montero's workload
    MESA, Ariz. — One of Cubs manager Joe Maddon's toughest decisions could be how often to rest catcher Miguel Montero. Montero, 31, has played in at least 136 games in three of the last four seasons. But the Cubs also added David Ross, who has a...
  • Joe Maddon sticking with Hector Rondon as Cubs closer

    Joe Maddon sticking with Hector Rondon as Cubs closer
    MESA, Ariz. — Manager Joe Maddon expounded on using relievers in various situations to maximize their strengths. But the only firm role appears that of closer Hector Rondon. "He did close last year, didn't he?'' Maddon replied Saturday. "I ended...
  • New manager Maddon, Cubs getting to know each other in camp

    New manager Maddon, Cubs getting to know each other in camp
    MESA, Ariz. — Joe Maddon is already putting his imprint on the Chicago Cubs, from what they hear to how they wear their hair. The new manager has been meeting with his team and getting to know his players at spring training — not that they...
  • How long will it take for baseball to get up to speed?

    How long will it take for baseball to get up to speed?
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Those darn kids have done it again. Besides being on our lawns all the time, they now are forcing baseball to change the game to fit their 21st century attention spans. The rule changes implemented Friday to speed up the pace...
  • Cubs seem to be moving forward on the field at a quicker pace now

    Cubs seem to be moving forward on the field at a quicker pace now
    MESA, Ariz. — As Cubs' pitchers and catchers reported to their spring training facility Thursday, Cubs' attorneys and paralegals reported to a U.S. District courtroom back home in Chicago. The players may have little in common with the legal...