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  • 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...
  • Joe Maddon names Jon Lester as Cubs' opening night starter

    Joe Maddon names Jon Lester as Cubs' opening night starter
    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'...
  • Joe Maddon likes to put his thoughts on tape

    Joe Maddon likes to put his thoughts on tape
    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....
  • Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers

    Jon Lester: Time for other Cubs catchers
    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...
  • Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent

    Now Cubs have to trade prospects wisely to obtain major league talent
    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...
  • Jon Lester already ahead of his game

     Jon Lester already ahead of his game
    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. "He's...
  • Jon Lester's jersey king of the hill in Chicago

    Jon Lester's jersey king of the hill in Chicago
    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....
  • Cubs won't backload money in their pursuit of marquee pitchers

    Cubs won't backload money in their pursuit of marquee pitchers
    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...
  • Call him what you want, but Chris Tillman produces like a No. 1 starter

    Call him what you want, but Chris Tillman produces like a No. 1 starter
    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...
  • 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...