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  • Players union watching Cubs, and others, for service time shenanigans

    Players union watching Cubs, and others, for service time shenanigans
    MESA, Ariz. — Tony Clark is impressed with the young talent the Cubs possess, including marquee slugger Kris Bryant.
  • MLBPA to keep close watch on Cubs, Kris Bryant

    MLBPA to keep close watch on Cubs, Kris Bryant
    MESA, Ariz. -- Tony Clark will keep a close watch on top prospect Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs. It's not just because Clark grew up in San Diego - where Bryant once starred at the University of San Diego. Clark, executive director of the Major...

    Mike Olt putting positive spin on Cubs' third-base competition

     Mike Olt putting positive spin on Cubs' third-base competition
    MESA, Ariz. — Before Luis Valbuena was traded and Kris Bryant moved closer to reaching the majors, Mike Olt attempted to conquer his biggest battle this offseason: his frame of mind. "You've got to take it all as a learning experience," said Olt,...

    Cubs 25-man roster locks, likelies and long shots

    Cubs 25-man roster locks, likelies and long shots
    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...

    Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player

     Gene Baker, the Cubs' other first black player
    Ernie Banks was not supposed to be the Chicago Cubs' first black player. Gene Baker, a fancy-fielding, 28-year-old shortstop with the Cubs' top farm team, was penciled in for that role in 1953. The previous year, Baker's manager with the Los Angeles...