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  • Cubs won't backload money in their pursuit of marquee pitchers

    Cubs won't backload money in their pursuit of marquee pitchers
    PHOENIX – The Cubs managed to sign Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract in December without the backing of a massive local television contract. While the Cubs still are in pursuit of marquee pitching, they're reluctant to backload 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...
  • History says $100 million pitchers must produce results fast

    History says $100 million pitchers must produce results fast
    Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week. Their careers were redefined this offseason when they joined baseball's elite echelon of $100 million...
  • 9 questions facing Cubs in spring training

    9 questions facing Cubs in spring training
    Despite having an improved roster for 2015, there are many questions confronting the Cubs in spring training. Here are nine: When are the trades? Even though a late offseason flirtation with free agent James Shields fell through, the Cubs could deal...
  • Memorable Chicago sports massacres

    Memorable Chicago sports massacres
    To mark the 86th anniversary of Chicago's St. Valentine's Day Massacre, we recall some memorable Chicago sports massacres. Bears 73, Redskins 0 (Dec. 8, 1940): George Halas surprised the Redskins with his T-formation offense in the NFL championship game....
  • Spring Training: From Cubs' Changes To A-Rod's Circus, Story Lines To Watch

    Andy Warhol would have loved this winter. In only 31/2 months, every major league team seemed to have its own 15 minutes of fame, from the usual suspects to the perennial wannabes. The Blue Jays and A's started it with a blockbuster trade, the Red Sox...
  • Cubs outright Gonzalez Germen

    Cubs outright Gonzalez Germen
    Gonzalez Germen's eventful offseason took on another twist when the Chicago Cubs announced Friday that he had cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Iowa. Gonzalez, 27, did receive an invitationĀ to major league spring training as a non-...
  • 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...
  • Chicago businessman buys stake in Cubs

     Chicago businessman buys stake in Cubs
    Chicago businessman Andrew Berlin confirmed on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he has become a limited partner in the Chicago Cubs. Berlin said, "It is an honor to be invested w/ an org like @Cubs." The chairman and chief executive officer of...
  • Anthony Rizzo relishes greater expectations with Cubs

    Anthony Rizzo relishes greater expectations with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. -- Slugger Anthony Rizzo noticed a change in the mood of the Chicago Cubs’ organization well before the hiring of manager Joe Maddon and before Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the National League Central. “I think when we made...