| 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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 1:10 PM
The Cubs’ pursuit of impact starting pitchers like Jon Lester is understandable, especially given the fact that ace Jake Arrieta never has pitched at least 200 innings and the rotation’s 927 innings were the second fewest in the National...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:37 AM
President Theo Epstein said Chris Coghlan would get an opportunity to play a "meaningful" role in 2015.
That role could become more important if the late struggles of Arismendy Alcantara continue.
After spending the first month at Triple-A Iowa,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:27 AM
From a technical standpoint, there are no untouchables on the Chicago Cubs’ roster, according to President Theo Epstein.
The exception might be first baseman Anthony Rizzo – not Kris Bryant, Javier Baez or Addison Russell.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching.
"Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:59 PM
The Cubs have won 72 games in a season for the first time since 2010 after beating the Brewers 6-4 Friday night at Miller Park.
At the plate
Rookie Javier Baez was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and Chris Coghlan led off the game with a home...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 11:35 AM
MILWAUKEE -- Arismendy Alcantara will start at second base and Ryan Kalish takes over in center field Saturday night as the Chicago Cubs try to extend their winning streak to four games over the Milwaukee Brewers.
But Chris Coghlan, who has stabilized...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:12 PM
Yasiel Puig made a spectacular diving catch in left-center field Saturday on a would-be extra-base hit by Jorge Soler and doubled off Chris Coghlan at second base to end a fifth-inning threat by the Chicago Cubs.
The play, which preserved the Dodgers&...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 2:22 PM
About that bullpen start. This is a good idea?
Things were looking good for the Dodgers on Saturday afternoon. Powered by a pair of Adrian Gonzalez home runs, they led 6-1 after three innings and carried a 7-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh.
| Sep 21, 2014
The Cubs came back from a five-run deficit in the seventh and won on Chris Coghlan's two-run homer off Brian Wilson in the eighth.
On the mound
Felix Doubront allowed six runs in 21/3 innings as his ERA with the Cubs rose from 1.50 to 3.98....