| 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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:54 PM
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...
| 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 28, 2015
| 5:17 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester had never seen a manager use a tape recorder until he saw Joe Maddon talk into a device after a bunt play.
"Either he had an idea or saw something he didn't like or liked and wanted to take the note down," Lester said....
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:29 AM
MESA, Ariz. – Jon Lester downplayed the suggestion that his success is tied solely to catcher David Ross.
“I think a lot of that stuff is getting overblown now,” Lester said Saturday. “It kind of makes it sound like I can’t...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 5:47 AM
MESA, Ariz. — General manager Doug Melvin was a curious World Series observer despite a shocking tumble that eliminated his Brewers from playoff contention.
But Melvin's farm system could take credit for the development of speedy center fielder...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:11 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Teammates said left-hander Jon Lester treated his first live batting practice session with the Cubs as if he was pitching a regular-season game.
And the batters suggested Friday that Lester appeared to be in midseason form.
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:55 AM
Expect to see plenty of Jon Lester jerseys at Wrigley Field this summer. The Cubs ace moved more jerseys than all other Chicago baseball players and cracked the top 10 overall, according to sales figures from sports apparel retailer fanatics.com....
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:33 PM
PHOENIX – The Cubs managed to sign Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract in December without the backing of a massive local television contract.
While the Cubs still are in pursuit of marquee pitching, they're reluctant to backload a...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 3:27 PM
It's pretty hard to find fault with the rotation that carried the Orioles to the American League Championship Series last season, but the perception remains that it lacks a true No. 1 starter.
Chris Tillman doesn't take offense, even though he has...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:46 PM
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.