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  • Cubs manager Joe Maddon looking to lean on veterans for leadership

    Cubs manager Joe Maddon looking to lean on veterans for leadership
    MESA, Ariz. — The Cubs begin preparation for the 2015 season Friday, but they also hope to begin to a lay a foundation for long-term success when they conduct their first workout for pitchers and catchers under new manager Joe Maddon. With the...
  • New team, league, same determined Jon Lester

    New team, league, same determined Jon Lester
    MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester changed leagues, uniform colors and spring training venues. But the confidence Lester developed over nine seasons with the Red Sox remains strong as he seeks to help the Cubs win a World Series for the first time in 107...
  • Cubs' Jake Arrieta ready to go from get-go

    Cubs' Jake Arrieta ready to go from get-go
    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...
  • 'Baseball Tonight' host: Cubs will be in wild-card mix

    'Baseball Tonight' host: Cubs will be in wild-card mix
    Try to ignore that next cold front sweeping through Chicago—because you know another one's coming—and think baseball for a minute. The Cubs begin spring training on the heels of the most exciting offseason in recent memory. They added...
  • 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...
  • Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps

    Springing forward to Florida and Arizona for baseball training camps
    Before the San Francisco Giants enjoyed their third parade in five years, before a Chevrolet executive memorably advised World Series most valuable player Madison Bumgarner he had won a truck equipped with "technology and stuff," before the "Mad Bum"...
  • History says $100 million pitchers must produce results fast

    History says $100 million pitchers must produce results fast
    Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week. Their careers were redefined this offseason when they joined baseball's elite echelon of $100 million...
  • Pitchers love new Cubs catcher Miguel Montero

    As a youngster in his native Venezuela, Miguel Montero received instruction on fielding grounders from 11-time Gold Glove shortstop Omar Vizquel. "I remember him telling us to keep our hands soft," Montero recalled of the clinic. "Keep your glove...
  • Jon Lester and Jason Hammel give Cubs' rotation huge shot in arm

    Jon Lester and Jason Hammel give Cubs' rotation huge shot in arm
    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...
  • Joe Maddon says Cubs still interested in a 'prize' — James Shields

    Joe Maddon says Cubs still interested in a 'prize' — James Shields
    James Shields remains the biggest free agent on the market as spring training approaches, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon, for one, thinks the right-hander would be "a nice prize" to win. Maddon told the MLB Network Radio show "Inside Pitch" on Friday...
  • White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim

    White Sox's time to respond after Cubs take aim
    The Cubs and White Sox took care of their own business last month that brought free agent left-hander Jon Lester and All-Star catcher Miguel Montero to Wrigley Field, and Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson and Melky Cabrera to U.S. Cellular Field. It...