| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:37 PM
MESA, Ariz. — After walking three men in two innings Sunday in his spring debut, Cubs starter Jake Arrieta went for a little run.
Then, like Forrest Gump, Arrieta kept running and running and running.
"Even now I expect results," Arrieta said....
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:32 AM
MESA, Ariz. -- Manager Joe Maddon made official what was anticipated since Dec. 9 -- that left-hander Jon Lester will be the Chicago Cubs' opening night starter against the St. Louis Cardinals.
"Jon will start opening night," Maddon said after Monday'...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:25 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Jake Arrieta played long toss from a distance of about 160 feet — a sign that he won't be placed on any limits one year after missing the first month of the 2014 season because of shoulder stiffness.
"I think in the...
| 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 16, 2015
| 10:28 AM
Pitcher Jake Arrieta correctly predicted his contract status could be settled by Friday.
Arrieta and the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $3.63 million contract.
The salary represents a raise of more than $3 million for Arrieta, who posted a 10-5 record...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:08 PM
A series of reunions looks promising for the Cubs' 2015 rotation.
"I knew this was a place for me and (knew I) would have a very good opportunity," Jason Hammel said Friday of his return after being traded in July to the A's. "Thankfully, (Cubs President...
| 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.
| 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...