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  • Up next: Cardinals at Cubs

    Up next: Cardinals at Cubs
    All games on WBBM-AM 780. Season series: First meeting. Cubs 9-10 in 2014. Sunday: 7:05 p.m. ESPN2. RH Adam Wainwright (20-9, 2.38) vs. LH Jon Lester (16-11, 2.46). Tuesday: 7:05 p.m. WGN-9. RH Michael Wacha (5-6, 3.20) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (10-...
  • 6 Cubs worthy of (at least some) worship this summer

    6 Cubs worthy of (at least some) worship this summer
    Welcome to another season of Cubs baseball! Wait, come back! I know what you're going to say: You've been down this road before with nothing to show for your loyalty but pain, misery and bruises where the sticks and stones from fans of successful...
  • Jon Lester notes positives in minor-league outing but isn't totally happy

    Jon Lester notes positives in minor-league outing but isn't totally happy
    MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester says baseball is a game of adjustments, and he certainly hopes to pitch sharper in the Cubs' opener Sunday night than he did Tuesday in a minor-league game. And though he's unhappy Kris Bryant won't be at Wrigley Field for...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester throws 84-pitch minor league game

    Cubs' Jon Lester throws 84-pitch minor league game
    MESA, Ariz. -- In his final tune-up before opening night, Chicago Cubs left-handed ace Jon Lester threw 84 pitches Tuesday under warm conditions at the Cubs' spring training complex. Lester, who is trying to overcome a "dead arm" period, was...
  • Jon Lester frustrated by Kris Bryant's demotion

    Jon Lester frustrated by Kris Bryant's demotion
    MESA, Ariz. -- Ace left-hander Jon Lester didn't make his major league debut until more than two months into the 2006 season, so he knows about the service time issue surrounding minor league stars. Lester didn't mince words Tuesday when asked what he...
  • Tuesday's recap: Cubs 15, Rangers 10

    Tuesday's recap: Cubs 15, Rangers 10
    The summary Manager Joe Maddon made the trip to Surprise on Tuesday while pitching coach Chris Bosio stayed in Mesa to monitor Jon Lester's minor-league game. Left-hander Eric Jokisch, who will start the season at Triple-A Iowa, was tagged for seven...
  • Cubs broadcasting changeup: WBBM-AM, ABC-7 now carry games

    Cubs broadcasting changeup: WBBM-AM, ABC-7 now carry games
    At this time last spring, the chances of WBBM-AM 780 and ABC-7 becoming broadcast outlets for the Cubs were about as unlikely as the team being able to sign Jon Lester for $155 million. A year later, both stations are preparing to air games featuring...
  • Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future

    Cubs' trade sets up Samardzija for future
    MESA, Ariz. – The Cubs’ parting gift to Jeff Samardzija might have long-term benefits for him. Like Jon Lester, Samardzija got a taste of what playing for another organization was like as he was traded last July 5 to the Athletics and...
  • Cubs unconcerned about Jason Motte's struggles

    Cubs unconcerned about Jason Motte's struggles
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs are expected to finalize the alignment of their starting rotation shortly after left-handed ace Jon Lester throws a minor league game Tuesday. And they haven't ruled out the slim possibility that the left hamstring of...
  • Jake Arrieta brings Cubs' rotation into focus

    MESA, Ariz. -- Despite the impressive credentials of Jeff Samardzija, the Chicago Cubs didn't announce that he was going to be their opening day starter last season until spring training was virtually complete. Part of that was due to the uncertainty of...
  • Cubs' Edwin Jackson reverts to 2014 form in extremely rocky outing

    Cubs' Edwin Jackson reverts to 2014 form in extremely rocky outing
    MESA, Ariz. — Kris Bryant continues to hit in the fast lane, and Jon Lester is proceeding with caution. Edwin Jackson? The embattled Cubs pitcher said he received some inaccurate directions to HoHoKam Stadium that steered him off course in his...