| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:15 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Center fielder Dexter Fowler seemed disappointed to learn the Wrigley Field bleachers reconstruction won't be completed until at least early June so he won't be able to hear fan noise behind him.
"I don't know what to expect," said...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 6:44 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Dexter Fowler was smart enough to have the opportunity to attend Harvard and play basketball for the Crimson.
But Fowler chose to apply his smarts to the baseball diamond. Now the Cubs hope the rest of their hitters will study the...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:02 PM
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...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:50 PM
MESA, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro has been accustomed to change during his five seasons with the Chicago Cubs.
But one move he has been somewhat reluctant to make involves his family and could affect his future with the Cubs.
Castro said he is looking...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:07 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Arismendy Alcantara didn't play the outfield until about one month before he was promoted to the Cubs in July.
That may have been a solid career move for Alcantara, especially with Joe Maddon as the Cubs' new manager.
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 4:39 PM
Last month we put out a call for a new Cubs victory song to be played at Wrigley Field to replace Steve Goodman's "Go Cubs Go," which we respectfully suggested would make more sense being played before games ("The Cubs are gonna win today") than...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Whether the Cubs or White Sox won the offseason is really a determination that should be made as their moves play out on the field, but there's little doubt the teams at least won the attention of the baseball world.
The clubs posted identical 73-89...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:49 AM
The Chicago Cubs and newly acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing Friday to a one-year, $9.5 million contact.
Last week, the representatives for Fowler, 28, filed a salary figure of $10.8 million, while the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:49 PM
The acquisition of switch-hitting center fielder Dexter Fowler tentatively completes a massive offseason for the Cubs.
“If we can improve our team for now and the future, we’ll look to do it,” general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:48 PM
So we have the Super Bowl battle of coaches: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. It's the carefree, goofy California man-child vs. the serious, ultra-competitive Machiavellian taskmaster. A study in contrasts? Maybe not. Former Patriots quarterback Drew...