| Feb 15, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Manager Joe Maddon was happy to learn his spring training roster will consist of 60 players.
He deems it a manageable number that will allow him and a retooled coaching staff ample time to distinguish those likely to make the opening-day roster and...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 6:18 AM
A collective groan echoed throughout a packed ballroom 2 1/2 months before an opponent had the opportunity to hit a home run into the Wrigley Field bleachers.
That's because high-ranking Cubs executives confirmed Saturday that delays in their...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:01 AM
Joe Maddon shares the same excitement many Cubs fans expressed last weekend after visiting with and listening to top prospects Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, C.J. Edwards and Kyle Schwarber.
But when one Cubs Convention attendee asked Maddon...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:33 AM
Cubs infielder Javier Baez lost 15 pounds and hopes changes in his swing will reduce his strikeout rate.
Baez, one of the Cubs' prized players, watched plenty of video with hitting coach John Mallee at the start of his stint in the Puerto Rican League...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:31 AM
The Chicago Cubs trimmed their list of unsigned arbitration eligible players to four after agreeing to terms on a one-year, $2.505 million contract with outfielder Chris Coghlan and a one-year, $2.1 million contract with catcher Welington Castillo....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:21 PM
If adding prized left-hander Jon Lester and manager Joe Maddon didn’t raise enough optimism, first baseman Anthony Rizzo fueled more hype on the eve of Cubs Convention.
“We’re going to win the NL Central,” Rizzo said Thursday...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:38 PM
The granddaddy of all fan fests returns this weekend when the 30th annual Cubs Convention kicks off Friday at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.
The blueprint isn't too different from the one former Cubs executive John McDonough invented in 1986,...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:01 PM
With the additions of marquee left-hander Jon Lester and colorful manager Joe Maddon, this weekend's Cubs Convention will provide a more festive atmosphere for Cubs fans than last January, when restless supporters asked when the rebuilding program would...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Free-agent outfielder Chris Denorfia has signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Cubs on Wednesday, adding another veteran to the mix.
Barring another acquisition, Denorfia is likely to platoon in left field with left-handed hitting Chris Coghlan....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The Cubs tendered contracts to eight of their 10 arbitration-eligible players before the 11 p.m. deadline Tuesday.
However, backup catcher John Baker and left-handed reliever Wesley Wright weren't tendered contracts and now become free agents.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:51 PM
SAN DIEGO — Getting marquee left-hander Jon Lester to commit to an eye-opening six-year, $155 million contract late Tuesday night put a stamp on the Cubs’ Plan A this offseason.
That plan also includes adding complementary parts to fortify...